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Planning with a Capital "P"

Wednesday, March 02, 2016

New day, new way discovery for today....my unemployed state is a blessing for my journey to discover myself! So many great Sparkpeople pointed out in my New Day, New Way blog that although it is crushing to be thrown into the oblivion of being unemployed, it is also a blessing that gives me time to reflect and reinvent. I am using this wisdom to flip my brain from feeling rejected and depressed to feeling reflective, excited, and motivated. I am truly beginning to enjoy my time with myself. I was employed as an educator, and so I am currently doing some substitute teaching and tutoring to help with the family income. The beauty of this is that I can create my own schedule. So...it is all about planning for success and creating a schedule that works for my journey.

I have been getting out of bed each morning excited to spend my time on the recumbent bike while reading "The Spark" and listening to music that speaks to my soul. At the beginning of this week, I sat down and created a menu for the week and shopped. I was able to consider my subbing and tutoring schedule and plan accordingly. It is great to have the time to support my teenage daughter in her passions of theater and softball. Today, I filled out an application to be a volunteer CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate). Basically, I would be an advocate for victims of child abuse and neglect and help their voices be heard so that they can find safe and permanent homes.

The world is my oyster, and each new day, I will find a new way to shine!
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  • KRISKECK
    Your attitude is inspiring! So wonderful that you're able to see this as an opportunity!
    1682 days ago
  • POLSKARENIA
    What you're doing sounds great!
    My daughter too loves the theatre; she is waiting to hear if she has got into the famed 'Brit School' and also the National Youth Theatre over here.
    Since I gave up full time teaching I have been able to devote quality time to her, my husband, my garden and anything else I choose. The flexibility is great and the demand for supply teachers getting ever higher as more and more quit the profession here.
    1702 days ago
  • BABYBARNEY
    It's great the flexibility you have been granted from your present status....each new adventure or direction you take opens the future up to new possibilities...think what could come from one of these paths...employment wise.. Enjoy this time!
    1703 days ago
  • HARRIETT14
    I always say that when door closes another opens up. You have proved my point. Good luck!!!
    1703 days ago
  • MTN_KITTEN
    Plan, plan ... and follow through.
    1704 days ago
  • BARBARAJ73
    emoticon attitude!! You have adopted such a positive outlook - yay for you!! - and some great healthy habits. Congratulations and thank you for volunteering as a CASA.
    1704 days ago
  • no profile photo CHAYOR73
    That's pretty awesome to want to help child abuse victims, it takes a very special person to do that.............. best of luck in getting the job................ you seem to have a positive attitude and that's half the battle in everything, keep up the great way of thinking!!
    1704 days ago
  • LESLIESENIOR
    Such a great fresh attitude. Sending you blessings!
    1704 days ago
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    1704 days ago
  • BYEPOUNDS
    I've never been able to read and exercise at the same moment. I need to be engaged in the exercise. I wish I could do what you are doing, best to you!
    1704 days ago
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