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One of the first major changes leading to happiness...

Thursday, January 06, 2011

I am resigning from my current position! The job that I have now has been a constant source of aggravation. I get no respect from my boss and I don't understand why because I have gone above and beyond in my care of my clients. I am extremely bored, it does not challenge me or my nursing skills. There is no advancement and I feel as if this would be career suicide if I stay here. The pay is excellent but it is not worth my happiness. Not to mention I am at the point that working midnight is not working for me anymore. I am raising my two kids alone and I am physically at home with them but I am so exhausted that I can't do a lot for them or with them.

Also, my working midnights keeps my soon to be ex-husband in my life more than I want him to be. He works afternoons and come to my house to sleep and take the kids to school in the morning. I don't like the access he has to my home and in effect, my life by staying there. He sleeps in my bed, eats my food and uses my computer and it is time for that to stop.

The new job!!! I will be doing home health care for one of the best hospitals in Michigan. My schedule is flexible enough that I can take my kids to school and pick them up each day. I will have the opportunity to do the thing that I love patient education, health promotion and disease prevention!!! I will be able to care for my patients without being pulled 30 different directions. I will have automony and on-going training. I will be back in the loop! I am so happy!

The downside is that there is a pay cut but I think it is worth it! I am worth it!

Happy, happy, joy, joy!!! 2011 is my year, I can feel it!!


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SUGARBABY60 1/13/2011 5:44AM

    You are one smart lady and I admire you for stepping up to the plate and making those necessary changes for yourself and your children.congratulations! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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TAMLKING 1/7/2011 6:46AM

    Good for you for following your heart and getting rid of that job that was causing you aggravation! I agree that you need to limit that man's access to your home and life and this will help you do that.

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JUDITHANNIE 1/6/2011 8:09AM

    You are worth it. Good luck with the new job and your new life. Keep us posted. emoticon

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DSTDIVA9 1/6/2011 6:45AM

    HAPPINESS! Is very important especially in the work environment. I am so happy for you. Praise God! emoticon

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BRANDIGIRL313 1/6/2011 5:28AM

    virginia you always manage to make me happy girl! you milestone and sucesses are so wonderful. youre never stagnant. always something new and interesting i read your blogs faithfully. i am so proud and happy for you making a sacrifice in pay to reap the benefit of being happy. being at Johnny's for 7 years ( not happy, just routine) my new friend asked me where do i see myself in 5 years working(remember that one?) and all i could think of was coney dogs:(. so coming here and seeing virginia doing the damn thing AGAIN is chicken soup for my heart and my morale. maybe i'll give moving on from johnny's some thought, but the job outlook in mich is kinda bleak right now...

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My Year of Happiness

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

This year I will be happy with:
1. My self overall
2. My children
3. My weight
4. My diet
5. My fitness routine
6. My relationship with others
7. My job
8. My life!

I am 37 years old and tired of allowing others to have control of my happiness, it's mine and only I can control it! Watch out 2011!! emoticon

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REDRUDY5 1/4/2011 9:32AM


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CONNIE2POINT0 1/4/2011 7:20AM

    I'm with you!

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MBOLTON5 1/4/2011 6:59AM

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BRANDIGIRL313 1/4/2011 6:16AM

    i know you can do it virginia! firecracker! firecracker! sis-boom-BA! Bugs Bunny
Bugs Bunny ra-ra-RA! lol! goooooooooooo Virginiaaaaaaaaaa!! emoticon

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SUGARBABY60 1/4/2011 6:07AM

    You GO Girl! emoticon emoticon

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HAVE-MERCY 1/4/2011 5:55AM

    What a great way to start 2011! I completely understand...to the point I could cut and paste this to my blog! Without the children though..... emoticon

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My Personal Mission Statement

Monday, January 03, 2011

I will live my truth and realize that I do not have to be anyone but myself. I will live a life of happiness and peace for my sake and that of my children. I will let go of people and situations in my life that are bringing me unhappiness and chaos. I will take care of my body, mind and spirit by feeding them with things and experiences that will raise me up to a higher level. I will pursue work that I am passionate about that challenges my nursing skills, knowledge and creativity. I will love and care for myself as I have done for others in my life. I will be the best mother, daughter, sister and friend without forgetting that I am still a phenomenal woman deserving of love, respect and happiness.


My Mantra for 2011

Saturday, January 01, 2011

My Mantra for 2011

Mantra is defined as "a sound, syllable, word, or group of words that are considered capable of "creating transformation". (wikipedia)

My mantra for 2011 is:

"We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us. The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come."- Joseph Campbell

My life did not exactly turn out as I planned it. I became a single mom at 19 years old (not planned). Then to correct that I tried to marry to again get the life I "planned". I married a man that I knew but found out I really didn't know (not planned). We had another child, not planned but a wonderful surprise. Marriage then went sour (not planned) but continued to hold on to because I "planned" to be married forever, no matter what.

I had to let it go or lose my sanity (not planned). I left our home with my children (planned) but unfortunately my soon to be ex-husband is always at my home (not planned). Now I am ready to move on with my life as a single mother of two children. I want him out of my life but in my daughters. I am ready to shed the old skin of that relationship, so a new one (with someone else or with myself) can come.

I've spent so much of my life chasing the "ideal" that I am losing my joy. I am letting go of the ideal and realizing all that I have planned may not be what is best for me. So I choose to let go.

2011 will be my year of LETTING GO! I can't and I won't bring the garbage of bad relationships with me into 2011.


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REDRUDY5 1/1/2011 1:32PM

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POPOF4 1/1/2011 9:07AM

    I wish you joy and happiness in 2011!

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REJ7777 1/1/2011 6:55AM

    Life rarely turns out as planned. I wish you a happy and healthy 2011 - healthy in every way - physical, emotional, spiritual, mental and relational! emoticon

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HUNNNYBEE 1/1/2011 6:41AM

I love your mantra! I wish you success and many blessings in the New Year!

~ To regret the past is to forfeit the future. ~
---Chinese proverb

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I think I see a little difference in my "facial fat" lol....(Pictures)

Thursday, December 30, 2010

This is me at work on 11/17/2010 weighing 237 lbs.

This is me at work on 12/16/2010 weighing 230 lbs.

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TAMLKING 12/31/2010 7:51AM

    There IS a difference! Keep up the great work!!!!

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IAMCHANGE 12/30/2010 10:34PM

    I too see it. Keep it up! Happy New Year!

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    So wonderful!! I can definitely see the difference

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FITWITHIN 12/30/2010 5:44PM

    Your right your face is slimmer. emoticon

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GEREE2 12/30/2010 5:37PM

  I agree! I think you have lost some facial weight! Way to go!!!!

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JEANIECOLLEEN 12/30/2010 5:28PM

    I loose weigh from my face first ,too. You look great! emoticon

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