So, I Got A Job…

So, I got a job.

I recently accepted an awesome job as a cook at a private school.  I get to prepare breakfast, lunch and a snack for 100 sometimes 150 kids.  And the best part, Anthony gets to go to school with me!  Yay!

To say that I am just excited about this job, would be an understatement.  I am ecstatic.  It encompasses everything that I have worked so hard towards – menu planning, creating kid-friendly recipes and cooking for others.  It’s perfect.  I start work at 7am, and am done by 1pm and then get to spend the rest of the day with Anthony, just us. Or, if I wanted to stay later, I can work until 4pm, and help in the classrooms.

I don’t even know how to begin letting the words flow out of me right now.  I guess I’ll just start rambling.  I am happy to make this my own – something for me.  I never really knew what I wanted to do with my life, and the more and more I involved myself in cooking and in food, the more and more in love with it I fell.  I never really felt satisfied when I was working in healthcare, it always just came naturally to me, so that is the career path I chose.  Well, after I decided that early childhood education wasn’t for me.  But now that I am happy again, I’m starting to think that I made a terrible choice back when I dropped out of ece… but no, because I wouldn’t be who I am today, or would I have this job or probably have found food…

Anyhow… being at the school has already made me feel different inside.  It’s almost like this wild and crazy that my life took is finally starting to straighten out and the light is finally shining through.  Like I’m back on track with my life.  Not that at any time in the past four years has my life been awful in any way, but it’s like everything’s coming together almost.  All of the pieces of the puzzle are coming together and I see the big picture.  I love it, and I couldn’t imagine life any other way.  Ahhh.. what a feeling this is.  I’m overwhelmed with joy, and just want to smile.

Now, I have missed my morning snuggles with Anthony, and I miss seeing him and being with him 24/7.  It breaks my heart that I’m not going to get to spend every second with him, but I am happy that I am able to have him right at work with me.  I’ve also been thinking a lot about my Anthony, and just how there were those moments when I was cooking dinner, or folding laundry, or one of my chores or something, when I could have been doing something with him.  But, now I just savor those little moments.  I knew that the day that Anthony went to preschool was coming sooner or later, I just didn’t realize how quick it came.  It still feels like yesterday I was feeding him out of a bottle.  Ohh and those babies at the school HURT your ovaries something good.

Thank God, for D.J.  I don’t know what I would do without him.  He calms my fears and anxieties, and nervousness.  He told me right before my interview that this was my job, and I was going to get it.  I went into the interview with confidence, and thinking of everything D.J. told me, and knowing I had his support no matter what happened.  He has also been reassuring me since I started that Anthony is at the same school as his Mom, and I can technically see him anytime I want.  Thank you D.J.  😉

Ohhh… I’m just so happy I could scream.  I can’t wait to start implementing my own menu plans and recipes!  Gosh, this is just the perfect thing for us, and our family.  Sometimes good things do happen.

7 Comments

  1. Dr. Dale Zagiba

    Love ya babe in here for you always.
    Dr. Z

  2. Nikki Crews

    Congratulations, Lindsie! I’m so happy for you and I know you’re going to do an amazing job. Those kids are going to love everything you make for them, I just know it. It’s always an amazing feeling when things fall into place and you get on the right track. You are such an inspiration. Keep up the good work 🙂

  3. So unbelievably proud of you Linds! You’re an amazing person and an even better mother. Like DJ, I couldn’t think of a better job for you, and I am so happy to know you’re doing something you love! You’re truly an inspiration.

    Love you!

  4. I am so happy for you sweet girl!!!! It is really a wonderful job, I would have loved to have worked even in the cafeteria for the elementary kids! When my kids were there. It sounds so perfect for you. So excited for you Lindsie. 😀

  5. Congrats!
    Exciting & I know the kids are going to love the food you prepare.

  6. Thank you all, so much for your kind words, they made me cry! I am so lucky to have all of you in my life and as my friends, thank you.
    <3 I love you all. xo

  7. That’s wonderful, congratulations!

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