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So.. the month of November is coming and going so fast..

I know I haven’t been around much to blog.. but there has been a lot to blog about..

To summarize.. we all know I started a job in September.. I left the job in October.. and am now waiting for the start date to a new job in November..

It’s actually a great testament to my trust in God.. and how I know He’s never given me anything I can’t handle.

I’ll expand more on the next few blog entries.. I feel that I should take my time and really explain what had been going on much more thoroughly than just one simple blog entry..

I’m looking forward to writing it all.. and I promise it won’t be a waste of time..

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New job.. day 2.  I officially need coffee to stay awake… and I got hungry this morning.

I think I need to start bringing my own coffee from home and buy a bunch of breakfast foods so I don’t have to spend so much money on a coffee/breakfast habit.

I’m at my desk.. doing so much computer work.. reading all this paperwork.. preparing myself mentally to do a lot of writing and updating.. yikes!

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Working.. hard.. hard.. hard..

Gonna try to control the clutter at my desk.. I’m determined not to make it a total disaster!

Since Wednesday was my last day at my previous job, I have had yesterday and today to just sit around and do nothing.

I guess you can say I’m “in between jobs” right now.  Unemployed for two days.

I thought it would be easy because I’d just be lazy and go around and shop and do anything I please.


I’ve been so busy with so many errands and so many things do that I’m absolutely more exhausted than I was when I was working a 8am-5pm job!

My new work schedule will be 6am-6pm Monday, Wednesday, Friday.  That leaves me Tuesdays and Thursdays and the weekends to do things.  It should be less stressful because I will have some weekdays to get stuff done that is usually crammed into the weekends.  I hope it works out

The twelve hour days shouldn’t be a problem.  I know there is a lot of work to be done and now I will feel like I have all day to get it done.

I’m looking forward to what I have to there.. I’m just not looking forward to the commute.  I think the hours I find myself on the road should be better than during true “rush hour” traffic.  Hopefully.

For now.. I’m enjoying my “unemployement..”

But I wish I had more time for some naps!

Today is the last day of working at the animal health and food safetly lab.. after three years of being there..

I thought it was going to be easy to just leave.. but I was wrong..

I got so teary-eyed.. and I was actually hesitant to leave the building because I know that the next time I’ll be there.. I won’t be an employee.. I’ll just be a visitor.. and that was a weird feeling..

It even feels weird now.. knowing that I don’t work there.. knowing that on Monday.. I’ll be working in Orange County.. it’s just a weird feeling..

I’m ready for what the future holds.. it’s just a little sad to see the end of an era..

I’ll be changing jobs soon.

I’ve got about 37 working days left in this lab and then I’ll be moving back to my old job, as a Quality Assurance Manager.

Sounds exciting, and it actually is. 

I worked at my old job for about three years, then left that job to work here for three years.  I’m looking to move back to the other job and stay there for as long as it takes.  I’m hoping this is the job that is going to take me places and make me something great.

But who knows what the future brings?

So I’m just biding my time here.  Nothing much to do with all the state economic hardships really affecting this job.. I kind of wander around aimlessly until some work comes a long.  These past few weeks have been terribly slow.. makes the time left here go much slower.

I’ve got 60+ days left at my current job.

In September, I’m going to start working at the job  I left behind three years ago.  I’m going back to that job with a higher position, and a higher status..

I’m a lame duck at this lab now..

I gave my notice a few weeks ago.. the longest “two week notice” known to man.. I figured that I should give them fair warning.. so that I could let them know about the things that only I had be sent out of the lab to train for.. but now.. I’m just bored outta my mind..

The economy has affected our lab.. samples aren’t coming in as frequently.. I’m left in my specific rotation with nothing to do on some days.. it’s frustrating because I could be using that time to do important things like getting my school work done.. instead.. I’m sitting here.. twiddling my thumbs.. surfing the internet when I can.. but knowing I’ll get repremanded for it.. but who can blame me when there really is nothing to do?!

I wish that they were flexible enough to allow me to work on my school work while here on slow days.. but I get reprimanded.. whatever.. I’m so over the way they treat me like a second-class citizen here.. just because I’m the youngest.. relatively newest.. one here.. and I’m the one that’s been sent out to places to get training for certain things.. and I’m the one that gets the special projects from the other branch labs.. ugh.  Sorry I have a biotech degree.. sorry I work my ass off..

I’m ready for this move.. especially in light of all the budget crisis we are going through being a part of the University of California system.. reading the emails.. it’s pretty scary what they have in store.. especially for me.. since I have to pay for the rest of my MBA tuition out of pocket.. looks like I’m going to be getting out of here just in time!

God brings things into your life for a reason.. He presents you with scenarios.. and He knows that through His guidance you will pick the right one.. prayer and being open to God’s plan is something I’ve learned over time.. and I’ve learned to trust in the decisions I make because I know that God will be with me through it all.. and He won’t ever give me anything I cannot handle..

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