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Tuesday, March 09, 2010
Big sigh of relief..., we got an unemployment check for my husband yesterday, so that helps. I am still waiting to hear about that job I interviewed for last week, but was told I would hear something soon. The person who does the hiring was on sick leave last week. Either way, we are back to being able to pay for most of the bills now. I still want this other job. I have wanted this job all year, but was afraid to apply, and then I found the courage... and a few days later my husband lost his job.
So, yesterday I started another job. It will be in the evenings and I was actually hired by a spark friend. The job requires some driving, and that has been a little out of my comfort zone, but that's good. I need that. I have avoided driving the freeway my whole life. I have driven on the freeway a few times while I was with other drivers guiding me, but I have always been afraid of getting lost. I drive on PCH, but I am not sure that counts because there are no interchanges or off ramps. So, I drove on the freeway a good 20 miles there and again back all by myself. I changed freeways, and I even survived getting a little lost. Now, I did have a Tom Tom (which actually confused me a little "stay on the left lane, now exit right"... "exit, I am in the left lane"), but still this is a huge step for me. It amazes me how much I have been held back by irrational fears.
Okay, so I am not 300 pounds anymore, and I can drive freeways. Those things feel huge to me. I can't tell you how much this opens up in my life. I only applied to one grad school program because the other colleges required freeway driving... although I rationalized it that I didn't have the time to drive. Change can be good. Big sigh of relief. My husband even has a job interview today for position that he wants. Say a prayer that it goes well.