WOW. ok. SO first of all, It's only been a year since I've wrote last. I bet you thought I fell off the face of the earth. Well, I didn't..my life just changed a lot and I may have also forgot my password for a very long time and then procrastinated to send the email to change my password..that's just real talk y'all. Like I said, 200% transparency here. I am by no means perfect. Anyways, lets talk about where I've been. A year ago when I started my blog I was working an 8-5 job at a mental health clinic as a receptionist and CNA...let me just say it really affected my mental health working there ..but negatively LOL. I hung in there and regularly complained. I was not enjoying life. I was trying to make the best of it but I quite frankly had a crappy attitude about the whole situation and wanted out bad..and then in October I got "laid off" HOW IRONIC. I know you have questions so let me explain. I had a poor work ethic and was not doing my job well. I would take off a lot because I hated going to work and somehow I thought there would be no consequences. No one ever brought it to my attention that me not showing up to work was a problem, (I knew it was but I was in denial as well) So eventually they had enough of my crap and took me off the schedule. Now.. they had terrible management and apparently terrible confrontation skills as well because no one told me! or even talked to me about my performance or why I was so unhappy! When I realized I was taken off the schedule I contacted several managers from the company searching for answers. Eventually I was told that I was placed on PRN aka as needed. AKA BYE WE DON'T NEED YOU! I was upset but that moment was such a wake up call for me. I realized I am not always right..WHAT..that still pains me to say. Ugh my throat hurts now. Jk .. but it was really what I needed at that time. To be set straight but also to find a job that I actually loved.. So here we are. I am currently a swim Instructor and get to work with thee most adorable little kids 4 times a week! I am also a caregiver for a 27 year old girl with CP. She is awesome and we have really good conversations. Both of my jobs can be challenging at times, they take a lot of energy and patience and a TON of compassion. I have learned so much the past couple months about people and a whole lot about myself and what comes easy to me and what I need to work a little harder on. For example, patience does not come easy to me. I like being in control and doing things the way I am comfortable with. However, the work I do is almost the complete opposite. I am in control of teaching my kids at swim lessons but I have to be extra patient with them. Each kid is so different and learns things differently and at their own level. For example, Timmy ( I made that name up for privacy reasons hahah) Timmy can do his swims so well and I know it but most days he acts like he can't go under the water or even put his eyes in..like hello Timmy, Ive seen you do it a million times! You just want to be silly and act like you're clueless instead to make Ms. Grace go insane today! We have a name for these kids/ these type of days. They are called "EGR" meaning Extra Grace Required. I love that! Basically my blog! That's what it's all about. Showing grace and being patient. When my kids at work are falling off the ledge of the pool and splashing the water in my eyes and kicking me in the stomach ..I have to take a step back and evaluate myself. Am I loving them first then teaching them to swim? Have I been stern enough? Have I communicated clearly what I want them to do? Have I asked them who their favorite super hero is ? Little things like that go a long way and make my job a lot easier. So this is what I have been up to work-wise. I have a whole lot more to update y'all on!
Takeaway from this post: Give extra grace and be more patient! You don't have to be in control of everything , that job is the Lords!
Stay tuned for more !