Tuesday, December 30, 2014

A New Y-E-A-R

My last post was about getting a job, I got an email the other day saying my first day is Jan. 26. I am excited but of course nervous...
I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas, I did!

My Sister & Nephew came in the weekend before Christmas to spend a couple days. That was one of the best presents I received, spending time with them. I realize that I am very fortunate to have people in my life that love me and care so much.
As a tradition every Christmas Eve we spend the evening at my Grandparents house, cooking, eating, sharing memories,opening gifts & making NEW memories. My Dad always enjoyed Christmas, just as much as us kids. While watching all the kids open gifts on Christmas Eve I could just see Dad being amazed with all the excitement. I wished he could have been there to see how much our family has grown. But I am sure he was present,right by our side... even if we couldn't see him.
When we came back to our house Christmas Eve the boy's were playing with all their gifts. It was close to 11 PM and I told them after they got PJ's on, teeth brushed, and got Santa a treat out it was bed time. Taylor (my oldest) decided  leave Santa red velvet krispy kremes instead of cookies. 
Luke was in the floor playing 

and singing,"Santa Claus is coming to town!"

Taylor: "Luke, Santa isn't coming to our town

 because you wont go to sleep!!" 

After that they decided it as time for bed, but of course Daddy had to lay down with them.
As every year it's been such a rewarding & blessed feeling seeing my boy's face on Christmas morning.  We had diner Christmas Day at my In Laws, which was nice. The boys really enjoyed spending time with there cousins. After we left later that day we stopped by the graveyard where my Mom is buried.
The Holiday's are always harder on me, missing Mom and Dad, it doesn't get easier within time...you just learn to take it day by day. I am grateful for all of the memories we made, because that is what I will hold onto forever. I just wish Taylor and Luke could of had a chance to know who they truly were and make memories for them to keep forever. 

With the New Year quickly approaching I know I am one of many that "TRY" to make some sort of New Year's Resolution.

This year I am going to keep it simple:
  • Just BREATH
  • Not to dwell, worrying solves NOTHING
  • Not to lose myself within my FEARS
  • To talk more about my BLESSINGS than my BURDENS 
  • Beautiful things will happen when you distance yourself from the NEGATIVE 

I have been thinking a lot lately about making a -Bucket List- of things I want to accomplish before my HD progression. I will definitely be posting something soon.

I hope everyone has a great New Years!


Sunday, December 14, 2014

Breathe, Trust & Let Go

 I had filled out an application online about 3 weeks ago and I got the call last week to come in for a interview yesterday. I was told to study over a email I had received, it was basically going over what would be going on in the interview. After reading and re reading at least 20 times I began to write out some of the questions, if I write it down to tend to remember it somewhat better. Needless to say I was a nervous wreck about it all. 
My interview was at 12:30 yesterday, I left my house an hour early to be there 15 minutes early. I made two pit stops on the way, first for a caffeine fix, second for a potty break (I cant hold my bladder when I'm nervous). Usually when I am driving by myself I have the radio blasting signing at my best, but not this trip I was repeating one of the questions I had to answer during the interview, over...and over. 
"Why should we hire you?"  
---I have always been a people person and really easy to get along with. I do personally believe that with my communication and multitasking skills,  along with the ability to catch onto new things quickly and my superior work ethic, it would all allow me to excel within this company.--- 
(A bit much I know....)
I pulled in 15 minutes early, looked over my notes again, then went inside. I told the Receptionist at the front desk who I was and that I was there for an interview. She made a phone call to let them know I was there. I sat down in the waiting area, dreading that I would probably be stuck in a room with 4-5 people overly dressed in suites... asking different questions, trying to not let the anxiety overtake my mind. 
A lady that was casually dressed came through the door and said, "Erica?"  I stood up and walked over to her she put her hand out to shake mine, "I am the Manager that will be doing your interview today." Within that instant it was if a huge weight was lifted off my shoulders. My interview went amazingly well, she was so down to earth and easy to talk too. I didn't even have to answer the question I was reciting on my way there. I know I stressed about it all but at least if I was asked  I would have been prepared rather than looking like a dear in headlights. 
I am happy to announce that within the next month I will be going back to work, I got the job!!
I feel so blessed to have gotten this opportunity, I know at times it may be tiresome and challenging but I can do this, not only for myself but for my Family.