I realized I haven't really done much of an update on me. I've been around and blogging, yes, but not really saying much. So I'll try to add a bit more spice to the blog, with some Brie Updatage.
Well, I got a job! I am excited. It's only part-time; 2-3 times/week. They offered me the job during my first interview, right on the spot, and I hear that's really rare - so I hope that means they really like me and think I'll be a good fit! It is an entirely different field for me, and very different from the contracting and administrative side of health care that I have most experience in. I won't be saying where I'm working, for the confidentiality of the clients I'll be working with, but I'm excited. We need the extra money to pay for my treatment - but aside from that, I'm also excited to be able to get out of the house a couple days a week and do something that I feel like is productive and helpful. I hope to make a difference.
I am also picking up some freelance and ghostwriting gigs, so if you need any work done, or know of anyone else who does, you can recommend this fabulous girl I know. Her name is Brie, and she works for cheap. ;)
Lately my depression has kinda been kicking my butt, and I've felt kind of low. I have been trying really hard to get out of this funk and be optimistic and brave and strong. Sometimes it's so much easier to hide and do negative behaviors and that, of course only makes things worse. But I am actually feeling much better these past couple days about my general outlook on life, which is good, because on Monday I wasn't sure I could (or wanted) to make it through the day - I was really low - but I feel much better now. My headache also finally went away, which is also really great. It's insane how much some pain can completely wipe me out and make me all doomy and gloomy and sad and angry. Physical exhaustion and pain is terrible. I'm glad that I don't have to live with it that often.
Still ridin' the weight gain train. Still hate it. Still wish I could jump off it or hijack the train and head to Mexico.
I'll sit calmly in my seat with a can of Boost in my hand and smile and smile and pretend I love my expanding thighs. And I'll wait patiently until I can joyfully get off this damn train. It'll happen. It WILL. Please? Right guys? ...Maybe if I think it hard enough, it'll actually happen! :/
Regardless, it isn't that terrible. I mean I've done it before, and I know what it entails, and though it isn't easy, I'm quite certain I am capable of doing it. So it's just a matter of gritting my teeth and buckling down and doing it. Which I am.
So that's that.
What else? Not much has happened since coming home from Mex, other than getting into the swing of being with the kiddos and dealing with some terrible insomnia. Cade's last day of Kindergarten (well,for this year, anyway :) was yesterday, but I'm going to do a separate blog about that.
I guess that's all!
So in summary:
Got a job - yay!
Weight gain sucks and ALWAYS will
Love my kids