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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

A really good day!

I've had a wonderful day!

First, I got a call yesterday for a job interview this morning at 10am. It's for a secretary position at a middle school. I don't want to jinx myself, so I'll just say that the interview went really well and no matter what happens, I'm satisfied with how I presented myself. I'm cautiously optimistic, and I definitely think I would love the job. And if it doesn't work out, that's ok too!

Then as soon as the interview was over I had to dash across town to my very first training session to become a guardian ad litem. I'm super excited about the work I'll be doing with abused and neglected children in our community! The people overseeing the training are wonderful and I know I'll be learning a lot in the weeks to come. We've worked out a schedule to complete our training (including one full day spent in court observing hearings) by the end of July. By early August I should be sworn in and ready for my first assignment. 



All in all, it's been a good day!

26 comments:

  1. It's interview day for both of us, Jennifer! We're cool. God bless you for becoming a GAL.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Thank you Janie! I hope your interview went well and leads to a wonderful new opportunity for you!

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  2. It is the time of the full moon. I am also feeling much more positive. All in all, a good time for positive steps forward Jennifer. Good luck, and whatever comes of it is meant to be. Fear not.

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    1. Thank you Rachel! Your words of encouragement mean a lot! :)

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  3. Great post to read today.
    Hope all goes well.

    cheers. parsnip and thehamish

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    1. Thank you! I'm feeling so much more positive than I have in a long time!

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  4. This sounds all very good! Thumbs up for the interview and the beginning of your training for the voluntary work!

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    1. The training is going to be intense...I imagine learning so much about child abuse and neglect is going to be very emotional sometimes, but I'm happy to be a part of the GAL program!

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  5. Your opening line actually made me feel good too. Fingers crossed for the job!

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    1. My fingers are crossed, too! Thanks!

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    1. I'll take all the good luck wishes and good vibes I can get! Thank you!

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  7. What a lovely happy post. Cheered me up no end! Good luck for the school job.

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    1. The best part of the school job (if I get it) is that I'll be on the same schedule as the teachers...i.e. two months off in the summer, two weeks off at Christmas, a week off in the spring, all other holidays off...and no more working nights or weekends. After all these years in retail, it would seem like a dream come true!

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  8. Wishing you well on the new opportunity. And you have my admiration in your new role as GAL. Just learned about them as we work on the process to become legal guardians to my brother.

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    1. I'm so touched by the relationship between you and Chuck. You are both lucky to have each other, and you're a wonderful big brother. You have MY admiration!

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  9. Great news Jennifer. I'm sure this will go really well for you.

    Alphie

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  10. I am keeping my fingers, toes and other parts of my anatomy crossed that you get the middle school secretary's job. Surely...surely...this time!

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    1. Thank you so much, Neil! You're a good friend! :)

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  11. Crikey Jennifer ..... Mum loves your attitude ..... what will be will be, aye?? BUT we are keeping everything crossed for you re the job. It sounds great.

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    1. Thank you Charlie....and tell your mum thank you too!

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  12. Best of luck. I look forward to reading about your assignments in GAL. That should be a rewarding experience. The training must be fascinating.

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  13. Excellent! I'm glad the interview went well and it sounds like you have the perfect attitude -- seeing the positives no matter what the outcome. Still, fingers crossed!

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  14. You go girl, I am happy the interview felt good for you, which is a great sign. It is cute how the initials for the program are GAL.

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