Wow. So.... I got my bill for domain renewal and it hit me how little I've been keeping up here. But I guess that's to be expected somewhat. I started back at school this fall semester, taking a leap towards completing my big old career goal! (YESSS!!!!) I am working on earning a B.A. and becoming an Early Childhood Special Education teacher.
I've been busier than ever; working, taking 15 semester units, and doing all that the single mom job entails. Basically there is a crazy amount of multi-tasking going on, and a serious sleep deficit. Thank God I've been used to operating on little to no sleep the last 5 or 6 years! On the bright side, the boys' dad will be coming to visit this month, and I am going to rest every single second that I can while they are with him. The only problem is (or so I found that last visit) that I end up missing them and spending too many moments sniffling and looking at cute pictures of them.
So I've been out of writing for a while, time to get back into the grind!
I figure I will just share a quick update and a few photos.
Work is going well- its a job I enjoy clocking in at everyday, but financially, I am doing the hurry up and wait thing on whether I can start school with the GI bill this summer semester. It's a great job for a single mom going to college, but not so helpful to a single mom raising two kids. So I guess I'll keep waiting with daily prayers sent up! :)
The customers are so wonderful, and I've noticed two things: 1) Its great social training and 2) The mental workout of my memory may be what single handedly staves off Alzheimer's. ;)
The boys and I moved back to California almost a month ago. I've attempted to write a few posts since then, but have been busy settling in as well as having had a few computer access issues. So I'm writing this from the blogger app (which I don't particularly love...) so it's not going to be exactly my usual style.
Finding work was quite a task. Between the down economy, finding child care, and my hours of availability. But I am ecstatic to say I have found a fantastic job! I am going to be starting work soon at Panama Red (a.k.a. Panama Bay) Coffee Co. as a barista!
It's kind of a dream come true, as silly as that may sound to some! They opened their Livermore location when I was 16, and I've wanted to work there ever since!
I stopped in for a coffee break on my job search and ran into one of the managers who recognized me from back in my old Cali days. After a quick run down of what was new I walked out. Then I felt like maybe I should ask him if he has heard of anyone hiring in the area. Then I thought twice about it... That may seem like an odd question out of the blue. But I figured, hey, he may just be the man in the know, so who cares if I seem like an oddball.