Monday, January 26, 2009

Old/New

Today my car finally bit the dust. It is dead and will not be coming back. I am fine with this.

What I am not fine with is the fact that my car decided to break our relationship while on the way to a work meeting. I haven't met with my co-workers in months and today I ended up being 25 minutes late for an hour long meeting. What a way to show that I am committed! Involved! Ready for more responsibility!

The next few weeks without a car will be challenging but for the most part I feel like my mental health is a lot more stable now than it was over the summer. Back then I couldn't handle much change and I was always feeling overwhelmed. Now I seem to take each new issue with ease and although I may struggle a bit, Im doing really good.

Im also really feeling like Im ready to get back into working. I have been slowly working through the testing and layers for the government job that I mentioned months ago, but I have no idea when or if that will pan out. Instead Im looking at my options right now and feeling out what my next move will be.

The only thing I know is that I wont be jumping head first into something tomorrow. Im rebuilding my life and I need to be careful that I have a strong foundation.

So good riddance car! You didn't fit very well into my new life anyway.

6 comments:

Amanda said...

Old car, means old problems!! Maybe look at it that way :) Now you want to start fresh, new experiences and a newer car would be great. Just take everything day by day. Have fun looking at new cars too!

Mommy Daisy said...

Sorry to hear about your car. But I am glad that you can move on now. Good luck getting that job.

Kristi said...

Good luck with the job! I'll put good vibes out there for you!

Your attitude about the whole thing is great! You're so right about making sure there is a strong foundation.

Robyn - Who's the Boss? said...

Bummer about the meeting - I can so relate to that feeling in the pit of your stomach when life gets in the way of work.

Hope you find a better car that will fit your new life.

Astarte said...

Good for you, woman!!!! Good riddance to bad rubbish!

What was this work meeting for? Was that for the govt job, or something else?

Cherish said...

Astarte, the work meeting was for the research project that I was employed with for the last few years. I still do a bit of work with them, but it is very little at this point.

The gov't job is actually really boring and the only reason why I would hope to get it is because my field is very small where I live and gov't pays decent. Its the only job that I've come across where I have the qualifications and it pays enough for me to support the kids and I on.