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Feeling a Little Stressed Today

Thursday, January 14, 2010

I am feeling a little stressed today. I am applying to another position in my school district, and it's better paying, and a very interesting job, but I do like my current position and I love my current school. I get along with my current coworkers for the most part. It's close to home, and the kids are sweet. The unknown is scary, and putting myself out there during the selection process is a bit unnerving.

I just found out that my favorite neighbor and friend for the last 8 years is renting her house and moving. This made my daughter cry because our kids have grown up together. Her son was born the weekend we moved in. She isn't moving far, but I liked knowing she was next door. It makes me sad.

Okay..., since I know I am a bit stressed out, I am promising myself that I will not go aimlessly look for food. Instead, maybe I will put on a yoga tape tonight or go walking. There is no real comfort in food. Change is hard, but I know it can be good too. My weight loss seems to be back on track and moving again. With 155 down, and a mere 35 to go, I know I can do this. I just need to breath (yoga would be good).
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    this is a great blog for me!! i need to keep being reminded that there is no comfort in food....to eat over stress truly does not make the situation better.. thanks for sharing!!
    4067 days ago
    "There is no real comfort in food." You are so wise. It's like you know there's a yellow flag being waved saying "warning warning" and you're heading the signal and consciously making better choices. I SO need to develop this skill (and it is a skill)... and you're right.. change is hard.. here's a quote I love..

    "All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter another." Anatole France

    Be well sister... you're in the home stretch!
    4068 days ago
    The unknown is scary!!! I'm so sorry about your neighbor! I'm going to think positive thoughts - you will be fine!!! emoticon
    4069 days ago
    ::hugs:: You are an incredibly strong woman. I know that change is scary, but it's often an opportunity for growth and exciting new things. Good for you for choosing a healthy response to stress and change!

    I am sorry to hear about your neighbor moving, though. At least she's not moving too far away- perhaps it'll be an excuse to get out and walk to see her at her new place.

    Hang in there :)
    4069 days ago
    And I'm proud of you for pre-emptively deciding to avoid filling the stress with bad food choices. I'm going to follow your lead today.
    4069 days ago
    Breathing is good, Jeannie! I'm proud of you for looking for more opportunities for yourself. I know it can be scary. Just as there is the possibility of something unfavorable in changes, there's also SO MUCH opportunity for joy and beautiful, wonderful things! I hope you're excited too, because there's so much to feel positive about. You never know what kind of life-changing connection you might make with the renter, or what you might learn in a new position.

    Even challenging things can bring us a greater understanding of ourselves and the world around us. I'm excited for you!!

    Much love!!
    4069 days ago
    It seems like we always have a few things to deal with at a time, rather than just one! But, we always get through.... You are one of the strongest women I know, so I know you can get through it all. (((hugs))) to you, my friend!
    And, good luck with the application!!! When do you find out?
    4069 days ago
    (::hugs:: i'm sorry, girl.

    and i know how it's scary to move from the known to the unknown but from what you told me, this does sound like a potentially really good move for you.

    i'm sorry about the neighbor, that's really sad. i feel bad for your daughter.)
    4069 days ago
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