They always say that people like to read lists. So here is a list of 5 Reasons I had to pinch myself to see if I was dreaming.
Pinch Me Reason #1 I quit my job today! I’m making millions on the internet and no longer have to work a 9-5. Okay…so I’m not making millions online, not even hundreds, but I did quit my job. Way back in the summer I interviewed for a job at another law firm. But, they specialized in asbestos cases and I don’t have much experience with that. However, the partner and the attorneys really liked me and said they would keep my resume on file. On Friday they asked me to come in to discuss a new position they had created. The position is a hybrid position combining paralegal and IT skills. Computers are my thing and I have eight years of paralegal experience, so naturally it was a perfect fit. At the end of the meeting the partner offered me the job! I was shocked and honored that they remembered me and chose me. The office manager at my current job looked completely surprised when I gave my two week notice. I’ll keep my reasons for leaving professional and just say that the firm was not the best fit for me. It was two long years, and I’m grateful for the change.
Pinch Me Reason #2 On Saturday when I put on my winter coat, I said “oh man, my coat got bigger.” Then I realized wow, I got smaller.
Pinch Me Reason #3 I’m so glad that it’s not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently. Throughout the week I consistently counted my weight watcher points. There was one time I cheated and didn’t track the right portion sizes. Then I realized I was only cheating myself, and went back and corrected it. Then yesterday I went to my sister’s Super Bowl party. I ate nachos, a hot dog, barbecue chicken wings, and even a cupcake (or a cut-kate as my three year old niece pronounces it.) I was so scared to weigh in today. I changed into a pair of scrubs, the lightest article of clothing I own. My Special Friend told me not to worry because he was convinced that I would lose weight again this week. I figured he was nuts, especially since I ate the cut-kate. He gave me a big fat “I told you so” when I told him I lost THREE pounds this week. That’s a total of 11.4 pounds! I’ve been losing weight for five weeks in a row, and I have to tell you it feels great.
Pinch Me Reason #4 What else could I possibly be excited about? I’ve decided to write an e-book. For those who don’t know, an e-book is an electronic book that you can download instantly to your computer or electronic device. I’ve written about 70 pages already on a topic I think you will enjoy. I hope to launch the book in early March.
Pinch Me Reason #5 Lastly, that investment property rehab project that’s been stressing me out for months, and draining all my money is finally done. It passed the final inspection and I can move in a new tenant. Here’s a before and after picture of the bedroom. The Maintenance Man truly is a miracle worker.