Basic training and Boot camp

This temp job is kicking my butt! It is soooo hard to return to work after being off 10 months! Not to mention that I'm over 40, and out of shape. But, I'm getting a culinary experience and education at that.
I thought about going to culinary school, or look into catering as a profession last year, so I would apply for work such as this. Well, I found out that culinary school would cost about $10,000. and I already did the college thing, the loan thing, the debt thing. But what I'm doing now is basically getting a free education with on the job training. So the money really sucks, or should I say almost void; but I am enjoying what I'm doing.
The first week, I thought I would die! I haven't worked full time in like 8 years! I have always stood on my feet in previous jobs, but let me tell you, my feet hurt so much, I could hardly walk! And I thought I wouldn't be lifting things, but baking trays, boxes of frozen food, etc-----hey this stuff is heavy, so now my back hurts too. Let's just say everything was aching.
But the time I got home after a day of work, my husband was lucky if he got a frozen dinner. I had no energy left to give. No energy to work on jewelry, go on line, or anything else for that matter.
By Thursday, of my second week; Thursday morning that is, on my way in, I thought to myself, I'm just not going to make it through this commitment. "The mind is willing, but my body is very, very weak."
I called a friend and shared this with her.
Would you believe, by the end of the day, my energy level stabilized, and I started feeling normal again? This is funny how "life" works. It seems just as I'm ready to give up, can't go on, God comes to my rescue.
I'm still complaining about aches and pains, and still waiting on blood test results from the doctor, but I just might make it to ride out this 6 weeks, until I start my new job. Oh, did I forget to mention that I got a job at an all cat's hospital? This was something I was hoping for. I'm just going to finish my commitment to the temp job, because I feel it is the right thing to do.
Alright, have a look at some earrings I've made that just made it to my shops on-line this weekend. (It's taken me some time, I know)

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=31640302


http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=31639436


http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=31600323


http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=31583149


http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=31549992


http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=31527160


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Comments

hang in there! Will you be cooking for cats? (LOL)
Your jewelry photos are wonderful!
cindy said…
I'm ready to start the new job!

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