Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Two Down, One To Go...

Well peeps, I have made it through two interviews this week and now I'm waiting for my last one in about a hour. I'm telling you its been so rough and discouraging. I'm not really doing as well on the interviews as I would have hoped, and then when I do think that I do good I don't get the response that I expected. Yesterday's interview was just horrible, so I'm pretty sure I messed that one up. And then the interview that I had today I thought went really really well. Both while I was waiting to be interviewed I was listening to the guy that was being interviewed before me, and they hired him right on the spot. But me? they said they would call me next week. So, I dont know about that. The interview tonight is my second interview so I'm thinking that's a good sign. But its just a serving position at this little hip restaurant downtown. But a jobs a job, I guess and it is a really cool place. I probably won't be finding a teaching position until the beginning of the next school year, since summer is coming up soon. So, I need something to bring in the cash flow while I wait. ;)

Keeping with the warm weather theme, I wanted something cold for brekkie this morning...so I had some cereal!

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  • 1 Cup All-Bran Flakes
  • 1/2 Nanner
  • Cinnamon
  • Blueberries!

For lunch I wanted something for my sweet tooth. Whenever I get a sweet craving for lunch I always fix up a yummy grilled peanut butter and Jayjay.

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  • Grilled Honey Wheat Toast
  • 2 Tbsp. Mighty Maple Peanut Butter
  • Other half of the 'Nanner from brekkie
  • Blackberry Preserves
  • Cinnamon

I wanted to try Chobani flavor #2. I have heard rave reviews of the blueberry flavor, so I decided this was the one for me today.

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I added some chopped up strawberries, just cause.

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Ok guys, I know that you all LOVE the Chobani, but I must say that while I do like it a lot, I think that I like the Oikos better. Its just thicker and creamier. But then again, I haven't tried the plain Chobani, so it might be a little thicker since it doesnt have the liquid fruit flavoring at the bottom. I think that if you were trying to ease someone into greek yogurt that Chobani would def. do the trick. But for someone who has been eating greek yogurt for a while, I have kind of built up a taste for the thicker kinds.

Now I have to freshen up and head out for my THIRD interview in the past 36 hours. This whole "job hunt" thing is really starting to wear on me. I feel like I have definitely at this really hard cross road in my life right now, and I still haven't decided which way I want to go. I have a lot of options that I have been considering and have made steps towards all of them, just to see what pans out. I need everyone's prays and support right now, its a pretty hard/confusing time! Right now my options include:

  1. Grad School for my Masters in Education
    • Steps towards this: I have signed up to take the GRE (which is like the ACT for grad school) and I take it next Tuesday. I have also applied for scholarships and financial aid.
    • Pros: It will help me build up my credentials for a better chance at scoring a teaching job when I graduate with my masters. Also, the economy will hopefully be better when I get out of school
    • Cons: I'm not sure if I want to continue with education, or do something else. I'm not sure if I would be able to pay for it.
  2. Pursuing a second degree in Nutrition:
    • Steps toward this: I have met with the nutrition director of my old college and reapplied for admission to ETSU for a 2nd degree.
    • Pros: Nutrition is something that I am way interested in and would love to pursue it. Also, I think that with 2 degrees I will have more of a range when looking for a job.
    • Cons: I'm sort of ready for a change of scenery and don't really want to go back to the same school I just graduated from.
  3. Continuing in my job search for a teaching position:
    • Steps towards this: Put in multiple applications and gone to interviews. Also, I am attending a job fair in April in Nashville for teachers.
    • Pros: Well, obv. its what I set out to in the first place and it would be nice to be settled with a career (and steady paycheck).
    • Cons: It's so hard to find and job with the economy how it is and nothing is guaranteed. Also, I'm not 100% sure that I am ready to settle into a career just yet.

So there you have it. This are the issues that have really been weighing on me lately. I know that everything will work out the way that they are supposed to, but it is just so hard and confusing! Any advise?!

Woah! I wrote way too much...I gotta RUN! I'll let you guys know how this interview goes when i get back!

Lots of Love <3 Ems.

Edited to add: I just got home from my last interview and I got the job! I start on Friday. Its just that job as a server at that little resturuant, but it will have to do for now. I need some cash flowage, so hopefully this will help while i decide what the HELL I wanna do with my life! Thanks for all the postive comments guys, you always put a bright spot in my bad days, it is much appreciated. PLUS, it totally made me day to hear that Katie thought I looked like Elisha Cuthbert :)

23 comments:

Anna said...

Man, you've really got some hard decisions ahead of you. I wish I had some stellar advice for you, but I'm just as confused in this whole life planning stuff as you are! Good luck with your final interview. If you don't get any job offers from these, remember that it is definitely for the best and that a much better opportunity is still out there, waiting for you to find it. Good luck!

Emily said...

Hey Em-
Hang in there! All you can do is your best. I'm sure you will get a great job.

It's so hard to be caught in the in between place in life. I will keep you in my prayers!

Mica said...

Sorry that you're not feeling so hot about your interviews. I bet they went better than you think. (I always beat myself up about this.)

Best of luck for the third one!

Ugh, I think this "crossroads" is really difficult. I jumped straight into grad school, and sometimes, I feel really down that I have no "just me" time (where I don't have to think about homework or research or whatnot). It sounds like you've taken all the right steps in all the right directions, so just hang in there. Things will work out soon, and most likely, for the best!

lilveggiepatch said...

HA my options look just like yours, except the nutrition part (but I"m thinking about it)! Hang in there... restaurant work is one of the only stable jobs right now and it doesn't mean you'll be a waitress forever. I'm going to have to do that this summer because MY teaching job fell through... I got laid off before it even started, if that makes you feel any better!

Good luck tonight :-)

lilveggiepatch said...

Oh, and also, Elisha Cuthbert looks SO much like you on the cover of WH!

http://img21.imageshack.us/img21/526/womenshealthelishacuthb.jpg

Bec said...

I know what you mean about the not ready to start a career yet, when I graduate from my bachelor of education next year Ill just be turning 23, way too young for real life... right?

Breaking Free said...

Hey girl!! I really hope that you get the job that you want and that is right for YOU! Think about it this way though--they're probably haven't called you back yet because they are taking the extra time to think about how AWESOME you are!
I pray that God will lead you to the right job soon!
Love and hugs!

hopeinpeanutbutterandoats said...

just stick with it girl and keep pushing through these interviews...i guarenteeee something will open up for you!

Trish said...

Sorry about the interviews. The right job will come along. Good luck with it all! Just remember to relax and be yourself. :-)

Baylee♥ said...

hey girl - thanks for the advice..i appreciate it sooo much!

you have some hard decisions to make..but i hope one of these jobs work out for you!!

with the economy the way it is right now- it sounds like tons of people are going back to school to work on another degree that had more job opportunities, so, idk, maybe it would be a good idea to go back to school for nutrition? i really dont know how great the job outlook on that is though, so thats kind of questionable.

you're a smart girl, and you'll figure it out...but if not..you know we've all got your back :)

you're in my prayers sweetie!

lesley said...

Three interviews in that short amount of time would be very confusing and frustrating!!! I don't know what I want to do with my life either so I'm not much help, lol. But I agree ... everything will work out perfectly :)!!

Erica said...

So glad you got the server job! Thats great! I know you're discouraged and I don't blame you at all- this economy SUCKS! Keep your head up but allow yourself to be upset- its totally normal and healthy! Keep pushing through the interviews- you will get the job you want!

How good does that sammy look?

dailydulcie said...

Congrats on getting the job at the cute little hip restaurant! Sounds like fun!! It will be good to keep busy and earn some cash over the summer ;)

Stay positive love. You never know what your future will bring. Everything that's meant to happen will happen. You will be in my prayers<3

What brand of honey wheat bread is that? Looks yummmmmy!

Sam said...

Congratulations on the job!

Ultimately, you need to do what is best for Emily. Take some time, and really think about it--the pros and cons list is a great start. But all of your options are good ones. I love your attitude towards it all, and that you have made steps for every direction. (Is Emily going up or down, left or right...we dont' know, but at least you are ready for whatever direction you take).
Take care, and again, congrats on the job.

Jaime said...

hey girl! sorry about the interviews but no worries-- sometimes we are our own worst critic! i'm sure tonight will be better! by the way, I LOVE OIKOS TOO! i'm doing an oikos coupon giveaway on my blog so check it out!! :) i'm in the same position as you-- not sure what my next move is-- but we'll figure it out xoxox

Nutritious is Delicious said...

YAY! A job is a job is right and I am going to be hunting as well this summer (no fun!). Good luck with those decisions girl. I know that God will lead you down the right path! :D

Cast the whole of your care [all your anxieties, all your worries, all your concerns, once and for all] on Him, for He cares for you affectionately and cares about you watchfully. 1 Peter 5:7

RunningLaur said...

Congrats!!

Paychecks rock.

Eat, Live, Love, Dream said...

YAy! Congratulations Emily! how exciting! I can see working at a fast paced job:) Decisions, Decisions! They can be tough! But you have to do what your most passionate about! Not the one that makes the most money:) Hah!

Stef said...

Whoa you totally do look like Elisha Cuthbert! But you're prettier :)

Congrats on getting the job! The places that didn't want to hire you are missing out! I think it'll be great for you to have some $ coming in while you figure out the path you want to take next! Yay!

Katie said...

yay, well done for getting the job!! I wish I had some good advice for you too, but unfortunately I am just as clueless about what to do with the rest of my life. Heh, that seems to be a common response - so don't feel bad, you're in good company not knowing where to go from here!

Summer Slim said...

hey! i'm a teacher and i would say try and get a job in the fall! make sure you like it and it's a good fit before you go to grad school for it. personally, i think it's the best job in the world!

erinbee said...

AH! i just read the update. congrats!!

have a superduper first day. cant wait to hear all about it. :]

aussirish said...

hi hun
congrats on the job :) so excited for you! and you really do look like elisha!
have a great friday!
much love
xxx