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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Okay, so I'm triple-blogging you today...but just in case you missed it.

Today at around 3:30pm I got a call from my doctor's office. The nurse stated, "We got your blood work back, and the doctor wants you to come in to discuss the results." Uh-oh. NOT good. *sigh* As long as it's not the D word, I'm good. High cholesterol? Taking care of it...give me time. I can make some more adjustments if needed, too. Anyhow, I'm making an appointment with her on my work phone (which I have to use on speakerphone because my phone is retarded...) and I get a call on my cell. It was a number I didn't recognize, and I thought - this could be a job offer.

So I try to answer the phone while still talking on the other. *lol* That didn't go over well. I hung up on the doctor's office when the woman on the cell told me it was about a job I had just applied to hours before via email. I run out to the hall, apologize for the confusion, and then ask what she wants.

"We'd like you to come in for an interview. Can you make it to New York on July 8th?" I told her I would figure it out and then call her back. My head was spinning! I hadn't even had time to THINK about wanting this job, I simply knew I qualified, and I applied, and then they called. Wow!

I then called the doctor's office back and made an appointment for tomorrow morning at 9am. And THEN...then I started freaking out. As much as I try to pretend I'm spontaneous, I'm really not. I'm a planner...a Capricorn in every sense of the sign. I plan and plan and plan. I make plans B, C, and D...just in case. But there's no time here. I headed home and changed clothes for Zumba (which I wasn't sure I'd make it to because I went to dinner with a friend...but it went quickly because there was a severe thunderstorm warning and we wanted to get home). Then I sat down and booked a trip. I booked a friggin' trip to New York, back and forth on the same day! WTF, dude?

So I went to Zumba and my head was spinning.
"I can't do this!"
"Who am I fooling? I don't belong in New York."
"What if this is THE job? It's certainly a foot in the door."
"Can we afford it?"
"What am I DOING? OMG! Back and forth in ONE DAY?"
"What if the interviews are running late?"
"What if they want me to stick around for some reason?"
"What if I miss my flight?"
"What am I going to do for the several hours I'll have between when I get there and when I interview?" (I booked early so I wouldn't have to rush in case there was an airline problem...being late to this interview is not an option.)
"Where will I change?"
"What am I going to wear?"
"I need a haircut."
"I'm SO not New York! Or am I?"

*sigh* See, the self-doubt is not just restricted to weight loss! *lol*

So, yes. I have an interview. In my field. In New York. In just two weeks. I'm freaking out and simultaneously trying to NOT freak out. And I can't decide if this is a waste of money or a perfect opportunity. But I'm doing it. Because I have to...who would I be if I turned this down? C-R-A-Z-Y! My life is CRAZY right now!

Wish me good things. Wish me good luck in finding a K-A suit and a way to figure out where to change and what to do until the interview -- wish I had a hotel room so I could walk through Central Park and get all sweaty and then take a shower and change and get to the interview with pride. I'm scared...and nervous....and excited. *sigh* So there it is...my good news/bad news day...and I still walked at lunch and Zumbaed (two days, back to back!!). I'm tired but energized.

Okay, shutting up now. Had to share the good, because I've been so quick to share the bad. Going to see if there are any places we can live while I work in the city...*sigh*

My first time in NYC in August 2008 with my friend, AM.
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    EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEK!!!!!!!!!! CONGRATS!!!!!!!!! And good luck, you SO deserve/BELONG in NY if you get the job!!!!!!!
    3969 days ago
    See what happens when you take care of yourself? The universe takes care of you too.
    3969 days ago
  • RACHELLY0724
    July 8th = a great day! It's my birthday! I'll be sending you good luck/bday juju!
    3969 days ago
    VERY exciting! I think you gotta take that chance. You might not get it, but man... what if you do? You can't always wonder. Good luck!!
    3969 days ago
  • BECKYB73
    When I've had to travel out of state for interviews I change in one of the "Family" restrooms at the airport. I know how badly you want out of your current employment situation, so I'll hope for the very best to come out of this one!

    Oh and as far as the D word goes, I found out a week or two ago that I was "pre-D". I expect that when I go back for bloodwork that will be a thing of the past. Staying on the path you're on healthwise will take care of that little D in nothin' flat.
    3969 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/24/2010 10:55:02 AM
    Yup, I'd be freakin' out too! Good luck and quit doubting yourself! You can do this... and you deserve it!

    Good luck on the Dr. appointment too. I really hope there isn't any real bad news.

    3969 days ago
    Wow what a fantastic day. Well at least about the interview. YOu need to remember that you deserve this and stay positive. I sending you positive vibes about the doc appt. I had my own doc issues last week and I know how anxiety provoking it can be. No matter what it is, you can handle it. Good Luck!
    3969 days ago
    Time for YOGA! Burn the incense and find some internal calm... You CAN do this. Even if the bloodwork indicates the big "D" word, you can reverse it. If you are exercising everyday, drinking plenty of water and eating lots of fruits and veggies, you can and will reverse it. Stay away from the pastas, breads and refined sugars. More protein...no biggie. Show the doctor that you have lost more weight since the last time she saw you.

    As for the job interview, you must believe that you are the best person for this job. You must walk in with your head held high because you are awesome. You have plent of time to get your KA suit and a new do. The day before you leave, splurge and get a mani/pedi. When you get off the plane in NY, find someplace you can hang and clear your head (not far from the interview). Give yourself the mental time to go through any question they might throw at you and have a smart, professional, insightful answer ready and waiting. You CAN do this. No time for self doubt. You are the best person for this job. This isn't crazy; this is what you have been waiting for.

    3969 days ago
  • no profile photo CD3990357
    Good luck on the job interview! I grew up in Manhattan and my parents still live there. My mom swears that a walk in Central Park can cure anything.
    3969 days ago
    Best of luck with the interview!! I hope your blood work was nothing serious and that you cannot fix it.

    3970 days ago
  • FREDDIE_13
    Going to be great....SO PROUD of you for just applying. Are you good with resumes? Can you help me with mine? LOL

    And just book a room... This way you can get there, change and relax, and then change back after your interview, too. And maybe get some relaxing time in. Nothing wrong with it.

    and I am sure there is nothing major in your blood work, those doctors just like to scare us. But I will keep my fingers crossed anyway. Lots of love and luck!!!
    3970 days ago
    I am sending good vibes your way for both the doctor appointment and the interview! Keep us posted, it all sounds so exciting, going to New York! When you start to stress, just remember to breathe!!!
    3970 days ago
    What an adventure! Good luck on your interview and your doctor's appointment.
    3970 days ago
  • SUGIRL06
    That is so awesome!!! What a turn around for a job app, seriously! NY can be a lot of fun to live in. I lived in Brooklyn for a year and it was definitely interesting! I'm kinda jealous.

    I hope everything with your blood work was minor (obviously something is not OK). Maybe they just need to take more or something. Hoping for the best!
    3970 days ago
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