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TGIF (long) update

July 26th, 2013 at 05:15 am

I met my savings goal for May-Aug ahead of schedule, mostly because of the unexpected summer job and selling things that aren't going with me on the move. I have to adjust my savings goals for the remainder of the years to reflect the salary increase- means my savings should increase, not just my spending!

I haven't been very consistent with my exercise, my schedule has been off for the entire month of July. With vacation, temporarily staying with SO during the week to take the nanny job, driving back home on the weekends to tie things up, I'm feeling very out of routine. Of course, that's just another excuse, I could always find time to exercise whether part of a routine or not!

Trainings for the new school district are set up, so August will be pretty full. At least we will be in the new house then. Next week I will be at home taking care of doctor appointments, gathering documents (SO mistakenly packed them all up, ugh!), and meeting up with friends one last time before the move. The kids will be with their dad for the month since he is off most of the month.

This year the focus will be getting my kids situated in school, school for me, and staying active. Recently I had the opportunity to work part time making very good money, to gain the required supervision for my additional professional certification. But I turned it down, because honestly I think the additional 15 hours a week will just be too much for me at this point. I don't want to be pulled in so many directions that I can't succeed at anything. And most importantly I want the kids to be well adjusted to their new home, which would be a lot easier if I was home after school and not at another job until bedtime.

So it means that my goal of the professional certification will be put on hold for the time being. I will need to find a supervisor within the school system somehow, work in the field full time to get supervision on the job, or wait until my kids are older and I can get the supervision part-time. This was tough for me to decide, because I can make a whole lot more money in this field, but right now my family needs the time more than money. And there will be other work opportunities in the future, especially in this new location.

5 Responses to “TGIF (long) update”

  1. littlegopher Says:

    Know what you're saying and had to do the same recently. For me the opportunity came two years too soon, but no regrets Smile
    You've got a lot going on, that's for sure! Hope you get a little breather before your marathon August starts up - best wishes!!

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    Great plan to be there for your kids. A move is a BIG adjustment. One daughter, who I thought would make friends easily, is still struggling a year later. Boo!

  3. IndianGal Says:

    Good job on prioritizing the things that are important to you. It never helps to spread yourself out too thin by taking on too much. Good luck with the move.

  4. rob62521 Says:

    Sounds like you have your head on straight...life is about prioritizing and doing what is best for all involved!

  5. rob62521 Says:

    Good job on the prioritizing. And I bet you get back to exercising. It is on your mind or you wouldn't have written it down.

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