September 2, 2016

Here's a FOR REAL UPDATE {FINALLY}

Y'all, I did it. I got a post up like promised...a day late. But hey, it's what I got for you, haha.

Jobs: OH EM GEE, the bane of my existence. Seriously, searching for a job is the worst. I am BEYOND thankful to report Le Husband has had a job offer since mid August and so far things are going well, while slow. He will be working in is realm and I'm so happy to see him fulfilled and back to his old self. There will be quite a bit of travel with this job, but I'm okay with it since he's so happy. How about me you ask? UGH! I've had very little luck, I'm sad to say. I don't know what it is, but I think I'm missing that ONE lil thing with each position I apply for, however, I'm still trucking. Interesting enough, my gym is aggressively pursing me as a personal trainer which is flattering and scary at the same time. I'll be sure to keep you all posted, thanks for the continued well wishes and prayers.

FITNESS LIFE: Things in the BODYPUMP world ramped up quickly and I'm continuing to sub as many classes as possible. BIG news, I now have MY OWN class and possibly will have another one as well, how cool right? I've also signed up for an Advanced Module training later this month [which I am FREAKING OUT ABOUT ], in hopes of becoming an even better instructor. Oh and yeah, did I mention I passed 3/3 in my BODYATTACK Initial Training? Oh heck yes I did. Now I need to practice, practice, practice, film a video and hopefully become certified. ATTACK was much tougher for me than PUMP so I know this cert might take me a bit longer.


Tennessee Living: I LOVE TENNESSEE. Are we where we expected when we planned this adventure, HELLLZ NO! Things have taken way longer than expected but we're still choosing to believe in this choice and are starting make this area our new home. We've joined a kickball team and I met quite a few friends during ATTACK training, so we are slowly planting some roots. A church home is still to be found but I know the right one is out there. Oh yeah, the lake is still amazing.


Family: Blessed doesn't even seem to cover how I feel about my immediate or extended family. As mentioned before, we are way behind on our road map so yes, we are still living with my aunt, uncle and cousin. They have been BEYOND incredible and patient and have NEVER ONCE made us feel unwelcome or in their way. I know we are so lucky and I know many people do not have the same luck with family and I am so grateful. So grateful. I miss my family like crazy, though, which will never change. Babyspice just returned from a trip to Greece and I'm so sad I'm not there to welcome her home or do dinner to catch up on her adventures. Thank goodness for FaceTime.

Health: For the most part, things health wise have been right on the money. Until Tuesday. Then I randomly came down with a nasty virus, which I'm still dealing with today. Thank you all for your well wishes and suggestions [kathy, the tea was on POINT], I'm hoping to turn the corner quickly. Late Wednesday I was lamenting my health to myself [lame I know], but then I realized this was the FIRST bought of any kind of sickness we've had since we decided our new way of life. My biggest fear was getting sick in Europe and thankfully we came back to the US safe and healthy. Once we have insurance all squared away I won't be as worried about lil colds as I am now.

So there you have it, my life in lil blog post. Hope you enjoy a fabulous long weekend!

18 comments:

Ashley @ A Cute Angle said...

It must be so nice to be able to teach fitness classes (and do something you love) while looking for a job. SO great to hear that you love Tennessee! It sometimes can take a while to get settled in so it's good that you are liking it so far!

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

Proud of your fitness work!

The right thing will come along for you. Keep putting it out there to the universe!

Kate at Green Fashionista said...

Sorry you've been fighting a nasty virus, hoping you feel better soon *hugs*! Yay for your husband finding a great job, and that your gym is pursuing you for more opportunities. Everything will work out I can feel it <3
Green Fashionista

Katie Elizabeth said...

Hate that a job hasn't panned out (YET), but I am so so glad you are loving Tennessee! Such a great feeling to know you're in the right place! And yippee for feeling better! Happy Friday lady!

Kathy@MoreCoffeeLessTalky said...

hope you get better soon! the power of ginger, lemon and honey is amazing.

yay for kicking butt in all things fitness :)

Rebecca Jo said...

Allergies are killing everyone around here with all the sneezing & running noses. Not fun.
I love TN ... its such a beautiful place. I love TN accents the most

Kayla MKOY said...

GIRL you would make the most amazing personal trainer. I say go for it! You and all this fitness is SO inspiring. I love that despite you feeling like you're not where you thought you'd be with your move, you're choosing to be positive still. That's so great!! :)

The Pink Growl said...

So happy that your hubby found a job! That will make things so much better and smoother. You will find one too, just have to keep your pretty little head up! So glad you are loving TN!

Cece @Mahogany Drive said...

I cannot even imagine looking for a job right now. The market is so tough. But at least your situation is allowing you the time you need to do it and all those body pump classes you are getting to do is awesome. Maybe it was meant to be this way for a bit! Hope you find something soon though. I bet it is frustrating.

Brianne said...

I'm so glad that you love Tennessee. Congrats to le Husband for getting a job, I hope that you are able to find something soon because I understand how much the job search sucks. That's super exciting that you're being pursued as a personal trainer though. You'd be great at it.

Meghan said...

I'm so happy that living in Tennessee is so awesome, it's one of those places that if I were ever to move out of state, it would be on my list :D

Laura Darling said...

Good luck on the job front! The perfect thing will come along in time, I'm sure! And Tennessee sure looks beautiful!! Enjoy!

Jen said...

You would be the best personal trainer!!!

Shayna @ The Fancy Yancey said...

Get it girl!!! & the job will come. The right one is out there, just keep plugging away! My husband is still job searching after 2 months. I think the application & hiring processes are so slow these days. Will say a prayer for you!

Veronica-VeroSays! said...

Yuck! Sorry about the virus and about the job hunting! Glad hubby is loving his work! It's so nice when the people you love are happy! Happy Monday!! Xo

LMW said...

Yay for P's job and i know you will find something soon enough. Stay strong.

Erin LFF said...

Having family like that is SUCH a blessing. I'm so glad that is working out for you even if it's not what you expected at this point :) So awesome to read about your fitness classes, certs and how you continually push yourself. You rock girlfriend!

Kristen @ See You In A Porridge said...

fingers and toes crossed that you have or will find the perfect job for you darl! congrats to hubby on his.
missing family sucks no matter which way you spin it. i am grateful for things like facetime in this day and age for sure.