I love having time with my husband on Fridays. He now gets to work from home on Fridays, so we get to take a walk together, eat lunch together, and enjoy each other's company from time to time throughout the day.
'The first week of college for my youngest went well this week. There has been a marked change in him. He is thriving, when I thought that he would be having overwhelming anxiety. He has had a lot of homework, but that is what you would expect from 16 credit hours.
One more week and my oldest moves to school. He will be staying in return LDS missionary dorms, so the kids will be a bit older and more experienced than when he was in the freshman dorms. There was a lot of mischief that went on in the freshmen dorms, which made his grades less than great. He managed to turn that around and he should be able to continue to move up that GPA ladder as this year takes off.
Once my oldest gets moved in, my youngest will be able to use the older truck that my oldest has been driving to and from work each day. He will be able to drive himself to and from the train each day so that I won't have to be making those trips. That will save me about 1.5 hours and plenty of gas money.
Each day, I am grateful for the little bit of time we all (my little tribe) get to spend together. We enjoy each other's company and I am so grateful for that.
This necklace pictured above is an Amethyst and Lava Bead necklace from Amazon. You can click on the picture for more information.
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When I lost that job, I became really depressed. I was frozen and unable to think of working for anyone again. I felt betrayed and stopped in my tracks.
I thought of working for myself doing the same thing, so I tried making calls from home to sell the same medical books as I was at the business where I had worked. It didn't work. I was miserable.
So, I got some temp work and each place said that I was so overqualified to work with them and have them pay me enough that they wouldn't hire me on full time.
I kept applying to places and wound up working at a place that sold educational books and products for homeschooling families. I learned dead Latin, which helped me immensely with my vocabulary. However, the job got old fast because it was so slow.
Finally, I found a job at a company who designed, set-up and tore down, as well as stored convention booths. These were the size of a couple of houses and were set up around the country and the world. It gave me the opportunity to earn a little more and to learn a little more. It also gave me the opportunity to travel.
At the time, I had been in a relationship with the same guy for around 3 years. I was settling, but he did care for me and I him. This was when I took up smoking and continued drinking. His father was so mean to his mother, so I wondered how he would treat me if we got hitched. Also, when we did discuss marriage and family, he was sure that I would have to work for the whole marriage and have someone else take care of our children. Of course, his working for a beer company, driving a beer truck didn't help the situation. It didn't help the situation with his drinking all of the time either. He was drunk all day and night. I got sick and tired of it. It was growing old.
What was also getting old was the temperatures in the winter. My last year there, the temperature was down to -85 degrees wind chill and my furnace broke. That was really the last straw.
I decided to apply for jobs in states that were warmer. I sent out my resume to places that did the convention booths, but whose offices were in warmer areas of the country. I interviewed for one in Phoenix and they sent me to an interview to an office of theirs in Las Vegas. That was where I was hired.
I broke up with my boyfriend and two weeks later I moved to Las Vegas. This was a new adventure. I needed new. I needed to start over and get somewhere that I could reinvent myself again. I needed to push myself out of depression and needed to get away from a boyfriend that was not going to be good for me long term. I needed to have new opportunities and things to be excited for.
I needed to be closer to family, but still needed a buffer. They had moved to Utah from Arizona and that was only a 6 hour drive. I felt confident and excited.
...to be continued...