Wednesday, April 27, 2011

When your feeling sad

Why is it when we are depressed or sad most of us regress to doing unhealthy activities. Why cant I binge on veggies when I am upset instead of ice cream and chips or why cant I go jogging when I am depressed instead of sitting on the couch or in my bed. Being depressed sucks enough but to add weight gain to it...bleh.

Monday, April 18, 2011

A Job!

I got a job on Saturday. I have been working on the weekends for my husband at his work but it is long hours and hard to find sitters that will watch the kids for that long. I am going to be working at a winery that is 5 minutes from my house. So close I can easily bike to it! I am starting in the wine shop but since they are such a small winery (5 employees- 2 of whom are the owners) I may be able to make my own position within their growing company. Its ideal right now I would get part time hours in their wine shop and then if I want to work more on my own, whether it be sales or event management or cellar work, that would be up to me. So a pretty sweet deal. Now I just need to find out about the other courses I applied for.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Job Interviews!

This week I have three job interviews, all at wineries. I knew from the beginning that I could get a wine retail job no problem, but I didn't think I would be out of work until nearly May when they start hiring for the summer season. I interviewed with a winery yesterday. They are looking for someone part time, they would like to be able to keep the person on all year long, they provide uniform and there is the wine bonus, plus its really close to my house. Ideal. But wait and see... I have an interview today for a winery that has stores within grocery stores (weird Ontario laws). They are open longer then a regular winery because they match the hours of the stores they are in and I think I would get less hours overall. But they are going to guarantee me the same amount of hours all year round. Finally, on Saturday I have an interview with another winery. A friend of my Dads is the winemaker. I imagine I will get a job offer but I don't know if they can afford to keep me on year round. They are a pretty small winery.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Setbacks galore!

So I have hit a few snags on the road to change. I haven't found a job yet but I have been working for the company my husband works at to make some extra money. I also had my application to school denied. That was a huge setback. I never thought that I would not get into school. My 72% doesn't meet their requirement of a 75% minimum. To top it all off I have gained 10lbs. My goodness, I worked so hard to lose a whole bunch of weight last year and now I am putting it all back on again.....please, nice weather come soon so I can get outside and be gardening instead of snacking! So what I am doing now is trying to get into a few different universities, really what I should have done in the first place instead of putting all my hopes on one. I am still looking for a job and I am trying not to snack (easier said then done!). The universities courses options online are a bit confusing so I am having a hard time navigating those ones. I have applied at two universities for online BA's and I contacted one about a course I was interested in taking. I am getting antsy though because I haven't heard from any of them and it has been a week now since I applied. I hate waiting, I really have no patience. Maybe this is the universe telling me I need to work on that.