My my my, will the craziness of life ever let up? Oh wait, this is me we're talking about, of course it won't! Here's the scoop:
I am supposed to start training for a personal training (follow that?) position at a gym today. However, it's only a part time gig and they have this wonderful no compete contract that basically states I promise not to work as a personal trainer within a 10 mile radius of the gym and won't solicit clients to go with me somewhere else. For part time work, are you serious?!?!?! I don't think so. I'm going in today to tell them they don't fit what I need, and if they do get full time work, call me. Oh yea, the no compete contract is good for up to a year after I stop working there (they must be insane).
The health and day spa I interviewed at is the best thing on the horizon at the moment. I have one more person to meet, then I'm in. During the "hands on" interview I was told I have perfect form on all lifting moves....props to Dad for teaching me all that and making me do it right as a young athlete! I love this gym, and the people, and am hoping I can work full time there. There's also yet one more place I can work but have to bring in my own clients. It's the best option financially, but the most unstable and all up to me to bring people in (oh the responsibility!!!). We'll see, for that to work out, it would totally be done on God's favor, like everything else in this life really.
After much freaking out, stressing, and staying up until 2 am because I couldn't sleep, we now have a plan. Andy walked in today and said, "God and I have written this up, we'll be ok." He proceeded to show me the plan, written out, with few details left out. Thanks to the counsel we received from Carolyn, Mike, and Tim, and our time in prayer, we are both more relaxed about everything, and are now just waiting to see how God chooses to unfold everything. I may end up teaching part time while I build my personal training clientele, not my favorite option, but it would be the wise thing to do so that we don't starve and can pay our bills. Guess it's time to put on the "big girl panties" and just move forward.
What fun, what fun. Never a dull moment in this house. However, I am ever so thankful for my sweet husband, his incessant lists and need for having plans written out. His logical, "let's think this out" brain is a good balance for my, "yippee, change, a new adventure" brain. God is good, and this is definitely a season of being stretched and challenged, one that will leave us a bit more grown up than before.