Thursday, July 21, 2011

Wine and Love, V.3

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This is only my third time participating in Walking With Nora’s Wine and Love series, but it’s easily one of my favorites!

Wine-ing about...

  • Getting sick. On Saturday morning, I woke up with a swollen throat and the imending doom that I was getting sick. I get allergy-like symptoms every 3 months or so and it always feels like it comes after a child in my center coughs on me. Sigh. Swollen throat turned scratchy which turned into a stuffy nose and all around feeling of blah-ness. Luckily, it seems to have passed and I’m on the mend! I’ve been trying to keep it easy for the past few days because these tend to last for a week or longer because I don’t take the time to slow down and let my body get the rest it needs.
  • Finding being healthy to be such a chore. I’m now paying $40 a month to attend Weight Watcher meetings and use their online food and exercise tracking tools. And I’m not using either to its fullest extent. I have felt so off this week, especially with my eating. I’ve been watching what I eat, but not tracking it. I’ve been exercising, but not putting my heart and soul into my workouts. I know this has something to do with being sick, but it has just felt so hard this week.
  • How long this week has been. This week has just absolutely dragged. On Monday, I thought it was Tuesday. Tuesday, I thought it was Wednesday. (And started drafting a Wine & Love post in my head to post the next day...until I realized what day it was.) It’s just been so long and I have no idea why. Today is seriously only Thursday?

Loving...

  • Having interviews. Changing my focus of job search engines from Monster to Craigslist has been the best decision I have made in this job search journey thus far. I have gotten so much more response and interviews and on Tuesday, I went on one of the best interviews I’ve ever had. I felt immediately at ease with the interviewer (also the person I would be working under) and loved the company and atmosphere. I’ve never felt more at home at a place. This feels like my job already, so I’m going to be absolutely devastated if I don’t get it.
  • The comments on my friendship post. Honestly, I didn’t do it for the attention or “woe is me”. I debated posting it, but in the end I did because I had to know I wasn’t the only person feeling this way. And the comments and e-mails I received were just absolutely freaking amazing. I’ve been thinking about friendship a lot lately, especially about how I don’t seem to have a close-knit group of girlfriends - or even a close-knit group of blog girlfriends - like I see others have. The truth is, I just need to reach out because now I know I do have people who want to make closer connections with me. (I’ve been over my head in interviews and life, but I promise to get to those comments soon with e-mails and replies! Check your inboxes!)
  • The NFL lockout looks to be ending soon! We should have word today, announcing the end and I can’t even tell you how excited this makes me! For a while there, it wasn’t looking good and I can’t imagine my Sundays in fall and winter without football. That’s a world I never want to imagine.

18 comments:

  1. KJHartenstein7/21/11, 9:32 AM

    Oh my gosh I am keeping my fingers crossed for you for this job!  You just SOUND so excited about it and that is absolutely awesome!

    As for the friendship thing you're right, you just have to reach out.  I know I'm always a little apprehensive about new friendships because I've had such bad experiences but you never know till you try, right?

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  2. I'm so happy for your interviews. I'm getting ready to go back into searching for a job and hope that I find one rather soon. I loved your friendship post because I see that it's hard for a lot of twenty something women to find really good friends and it's not just a me thing. I hope you get that job you wanted and find a lot of awesome friends.

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  3. Thanks for playing along this week; this week was going fast for me but today is dragging. Not cool. And getting sick, especially in the summer, is my least favorite thing ever. I'm glad you're feeling better though =)

    I really hope the  NFL stuff gets sorted. I love my college game day but I also love me some classic NFL, especially after the Fantasy Football I played in last year!

    Fingers crossed for you & the interview =)

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  4. This is a fun feature!! I hate those weeks that feel neverending- it especially sucks when you're sick because you're just counting down the days until you feel better. Luckily you've got some great things going on, and don't stress about eating and working out, when you're feeling up to it you'll jump right back in! Remember to enjoy doing it, and not do it just because you're stressed :)

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  5. I really hope you get that job!!! 

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  6. Hooray for interviews!

    As for Weight Watchers...I think the real successes are found in overcoming weeks like this. Nothing worth doing is easy, right? You're going to be awesome!

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  7. Getting sick in the summer time is no fun at all. Glad you're starting to feel better, though! Also, I'm crossing my fingers that you get that job!!

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  8. I hope you get that job that you interviewed for!  SO great that you felt at ease - that is a huge sign!!

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  9. Fingers and toes crossed that you get the results you want in your interview. I'm flying to GA in a few weeks for an interview with a university there. I'll be devastated if I don't get that job.

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  10. Utilizing our gym membership has always been so hard for me.  I'm not getting half of what I should be out of it.

    I LOVED your friendship post because it seemed to get to the heart of what I have been thinking about recently. And, I was glad I'm not so alone.

    Fingers crossed for the job! I think of you often, hoping to hear good news.

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  11. Yay for the NFL lockout ending soon!! I can't wait!! Yay football.

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  12. I can't wait for the lockout to end!!! I might just do a happy dance :) for reals.

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  13. I am sooo excited. I have another interview Tuesday and it's *all* I can think about! Thanks for the crossed fingers. :)

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  14. That's what I found out, too, from my friendship post. What I'm feeling is very normal and I had been feeling like there was something wrong with me for so long. 

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  15. I swear I thought all this NFL stuff would be sorted out by now! But at least we know there *will* be a season, although I imagine it's going to be a weird one.

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  16. It is *such* a huge sign for me to feel comfortable and at ease in a new situation. It almost never happens to me, so to make such an instant connection with the place and employees just makes me think it means this is The One. Hopefully!

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  17. Oh! That's so exciting about that job. I know you've been wanting to move to GA so to get that job would be amazing for you. Will be crossing my fingers and toes for you. <3

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  18. I pay close to $60 a month for my gym membership so if there's one thing I'm getting right, it's gym time. ;) I'm not wasting that much money a month!

    Thanks for the crossed fingers. I will hopefully have good news this week!

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