November Update

17 Nov

I’m about 17 days late on this but I have been a busy busy bee and never got around to writing. We are chugging along on this deployment and I am so excited that it’s almost Christmas time. I debated on putting up Christmas decorations at all, a big part of me just wants to skip through everything till homecoming, but Christmas is such a magical time and I can’t wait to put up my tree on Thursday! Though I am not skipping the Christmas fun here (I will actually be home in Wisconsin on Christmas) I am skipping Thanksgiving because it just wasn’t possible for me to go home. I figured a fun way to spend that day off work would be putting up the tree so for all you bah-humbug types who don’t thing anything Christmas should be happening until after Thanksgiving..well, bah humbug! Here is an update on my deployment goals for this month – see July’s update here, August’s update here, and October’s update here.

Goal #1: Get a job by mid-July

Status: Accomplished! I interviewed for a job the day after Eric left, found out I got the job the following day, and then started two days later.

An update: I was “offered” my positon full time with the company but I put that in quotes because now things have changed a bit and they accepted outside applications for the job. It’s been a bit confusing because most people were under the impression that the job was mine and have started giving me more responsibility for the short term and long term. However, my boss has mentioned that there were 35! applications for the job and that the HR department had to go through the resumes and pull out those who weren’t qualified. Well folks..besides the fact that I am actually doing the job..I am not qualified! My position is in financial services and I am a public relations grad, I know very little about finance. On the other hand, my boss has told me that he does not see any issues with the “hiring process” so I am at a wait and see point right now. I am sitting down with him on Monday to talk about the job and what I have done and learned since starting in June. The good thing is one of the girls who works on the floor was just telling my boss what an awesome job I have been doing at helping out with accounts that have been assigned to me. So, fingers crossed and hopefully my December update includes a 401k plan 🙂

Goal #2: Volunteer (no set date)

Status: Accomplished! I started coaching in mid-October and while very unorganized it has been a lot of fun. The time commitment is a bit more than I had originally been told but I’m rolling with it and it is helping my weeks fly by.

Goal #3: Finish my two nutrition courses by the end of February

Status: Accomplished as much as it can be at this point. I am such a procrastinator and waited until the very last minute, or a little past, to mail in my final. I hate to sound insensitive but I lucked out because Sandy hit hard on the town my exam was being sent to so mail was a few days delayed. I will hopefully have my results before the end of the year. Now I just need to working on my third and last course.

Goal #4: Get and stay healthy and fit

Status: Doing good! I signed on as a BeachBody coach but then got super busy so that has taken a bit of a back seat at the moment. However, I am doing the Insanity program and feel a lot stronger than I did 5 weeks ago. I haven’t seen the scale move at all but I’m not worried about it.

Goal #5: Do what it takes to stay sane and thrive through this deployment

Status: Doing very well – we had our first sorority alumni association meeting and are in the process of scheduling the second one so that has been a nice addition to my social life. Eric and I have also started the Love Dare and can I just say I have the best husband ever? He is so amazing and even when we have a great marriage he loves to do things to make it even better. I truly am blessed with him.

Goal #6: Be financially ready to buy a newer used car by February

Status: Oh that pretty car – I am getting ready to search for one soon but my bank account isn’t quite where I wanted it to be. As long as I am hired on in my position I will not stress about having to take a small car loan.

That feels good to look at!


One Response to “November Update”


  1. A BIG December Update « The Happy Here Blog - December 1, 2012

    […] This update is coming shortly after my November one because I was such a procrastinator but I have two big updates to share this month and I wanted to get this out on the 1st. Here is an update on my deployment goals for this month – see July’s update here, August’s update here, September’s update here, October’s update here, and November’s update here. […]

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