I’ve had A LOT on my mind this past week. Some of it good, some of it bad, some I’ve been holding in, and some I’ve shared, but I still feel the need to vent a little. So, here it goes:
- Stress – I started out the week really stressed because I began to realize all of the things I have to get done before I leave Korea and that I only have three more weeks to do it all: see, spend time, and say goodbye to all of my friends here, reactivate my phone, figure out when and where to move my stuff in my storage unit, clean my apartment, pack, etc. This panic was nothing new; it was the exact same panic I felt a few weeks before I moved to Korea. Luckily, I was able to pull my stressed self together, make some lists, and knock a few things off: I submitted my change-of-address form, filled out my pension forms, signed up for the CBEST, and made my reservation to visit the DMZ this Saturday. I’m feeling a lot better than I did on Monday, but still freaking out, just not as much.
- Bad News – Chris didn’t end up getting the job in Palo Alto, and the other jobs he interviewed for have been put on hold, so basically, he’s back to square one, which he’s pretty bummed about. I hate seeing him so stressed and frustrated lately; it makes me wish there was something I could do to help. I guess the good thing about Chris not getting any of those jobs is we’ll be staying in Sacramento for a while longer until he finds something.
- Good News – Now that we know we’ll be in California for a while, I went ahead and signed up to take the CBEST in mid-April so I can qualify to substitute teach. Since it will take two weeks to get my test results back, the earliest I would be able to start teaching is early May. I was apprehensive about going an entire month without any income, but I figured I would just go on a spending freeze until I started working again. Well, guess what? One of my managers from the restaurant I worked at before I left Sac messaged me on Facebook and asked if I wanted to come work for her again! She needs someone to work nights, which means good money and the restaurant job won’t interfere with my subbing schedule. PERFECT. Also, I absolutely loved working at this restaurant, so I’m excited to be around awesome co-workers and delicious food, beer, and wine again five nights a week.
How was your week?