I don’t post very much anymore, no reason except I’m busy, but I have to say, this is an amazing summer! Some highlights!
1. I/We have been getting together with friends so much, in backyards and patios and occasionally inside a restaurant. I don’t know who reads my blog anymore but if you follow my Facebook, it probably looks like we’re not socializing, but we are! It’s just that I have made a decision to no longer post socializing on Facebook. I remember a time in my life where I felt so alone, and every time I scrolled Facebook and saw people socializing, my heart broke. I’m an adult. I’ve also seen this happen to teenagers. I’ve made the decision that posting socialization on Facebook doesn’t benefit me any, I’m enjoying time with my friends whether or not I share it on Facebook. However, it does have the capacity to hurt others. So, I have become much more mindful of what I post. Especially during Covid, when so many people have been so lonely, and so many relationships have been fractured. However, personally I have worked hard on nurturing positive supportive friendships, and spending time with my friends as much as possible…but just for us, not for social media.
2. In other good summer news, I applied for a supervisor position, and got it! It’s probably a one-year contract, starting at the end of September (these details are not completely confirmed, but what is confirmed is that I will be filling this position)! I am so excited to take this next step in my career, and hope that I will have a lot to offer the workers I am supervising, the clients they support, and the organization I work for. I’m sure that they have a lot to offer me as well (I am always learning!)! I also have to admit I’m pretty terrified, imposter syndrome is real and alive!
I have to say, and the absolute worst at interviews. I babble way too much, but don’t say enough.
So in my efforts to secure this position, I did some research and ended up watching a lot of the videos by self-made millennial, and using her worksheets to prepare for my interview. I am so happy I did so, not only did I get the job I wanted, but I got the most amazing initial feedback from my interview! I’ve always known that I’m good at what I do, and could be good at whatever positions I applied to, but I’ve always struggled with showing that side of me to my interviewers. This time, I shone! If anybody is looking at a change in their career, and worried about the interviews, I strongly recommend giving her YouTube page a follow!
3. For the 5th year I’m participating in the Great Cycle Challenge to fund raise for kids with cancer. My road bike is broken and I haven’t been able to get it repaired, so I will be writing 350 km on my spin bike. If you’re interested in sponsoring me, please do so. Here’s the link.
4. We’re going to British Columbia tomorrow. So excited to finally travel again and see a new part of Canada!