Real Talk ~ July 8, 2020

Hi everyone!

I hope that you enjoyed your 4th of July weekend! My boyfriend and I just sat on our patio with a good drink and watched all the fireworks go off around Vegas and the valley. If you are following me on Facebook, I posted a video on my wall. I must say, even though our Governor cancelled the main fireworks, I think I saw more fireworks from citizens this year than lasts. It was an amazing site!

As far as my little world, I’m back to work, kinda. I was suppose to be on a two day trip right now but I don’t feel my back is quite ready for any strenuous duties. Today I actually bid for one of the program offers my company is offering, ExTO 6 months. They had offered 6, 12, 18 and a separation package but I didn’t feel any were financially beneficial for me. Even if I get awarded the 6 month emergency leave it’s only partial pay due to the fact they go by what I’ve worked in the past year, which isn’t much. I’ve been teetering with if I would even take any package. I called my Union, did my research and finally decided to go with the 6 month package. I came to the decision to just ride this out and hope that I don’t get furloughed. I know things happen for a reason so I’m getting my ducks in a row. I had an interview with Home Instead Senior Care last week. Prior to my Flight Attendant career, I was a Home Health Aide for people with Alzheimer’s. My client group was 80-91 years old and I absolutely loved all of them!

I know a lot of us are still in the “unknown” which can be quite scary but I’m learning to just go with it and always have plan ‘B’ on the side lines. If I get awarded the 6 months off, I’m going to continue with my ghost-writer doing my book. I’ve also looked into joining Toastmaster meetings that are held twice a month. And there is always the possibility of looking into classes for CNA. However, the CNA is contingent on me getting furloughed. I’m hoping to hear something from Home Instead this week, I figured if I can at least work there part-time it will be somewhat financially and definitely mentally good for me. In times like these, we have to do what we have to do and just try focusing on moving forward.

I apologize for being so distant with my social media but I hope you can understand, after my two back surgeries and being on IV antibiotics for 6 weeks… I’m just trying to realign my world. I promise I’ll try to get more mentally motivated and participate to somewhat normal capacity with social media and my blog site. To be honest, I’m still struggling mentally to get motivated because of my body trying to get back to normal after the beating it took this year. Just know that I’m staying optimistic and even started working out again to get my energy back. Lately as my saying goes, it took me 6 months to gain weight, 6 months of putting my body through the grinder and I have to be real and understand that it will take some time to get it back to were I was (or somewhat close)…..but I am determined to get there!

Till my next blog… let’s ride this rollercoaster of life with keeping our heads up, our mind focused on being optimistic, keeping our feet moving forward and staying safe!

Hugz & Kisses,

Debbie

2 thoughts on “Real Talk ~ July 8, 2020

  1. Really with everything in life,, it’s a one day at a time thing. Your training will get better every week. I’ve gone thru some things that I just wanted to live til the next day. And sometimes not. There is no doubt your stars will align. Be positive…Do good things. LU Kenny.

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