New job, new energy, new enthusiasm

memory4nativityI have found a new job! I know I switch jobs faster than some folks switch TV channels but each one gets better so it’s all a good thing. Least I hope so. It’s a part time job so I can still keep working at Oakville as their Church secretary which was my hope in job searching.

My new job (haven’t done all the testing yet so not solid yet) will start on Monday, January 6th. It is working as a direct care giver for one of five Paragon homes run by Catholic Charities out of Salem, Oregon. This one is only a mile and a half from my home so it makes for an easy commute. I think it will be challenging but I think I will like it. There are only five in this home so there will be lots on one-on-one time. The hours are from 2:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Friday through Sunday and 3:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. on Monday. It’s 32 hours a week which is the best job I’ve found so far for number of hours and I will be getting full benefits after two months. That will be good.

So now I can continue to work on my book and the Joy in Jesus site without feeling I have to make money off of them. Can just make them more of a ministry work rather than help support me work. That takes the pressure off. The book is well under way. It’s getting a content edit by a friend in my copywriting mentor group. Then when I have all the bits and pieces fitting together in logical order I will work on the grammar editing. Of which, the good Lord knows the cup runneth over with!

AND I am working with renewed enthusiasm on the Joy in Jesus site. Since it has laid low for months at a time there is a lot of catch up work to do. I’m going to be redoing all the puzzle pages plus adding more. Also will be doing more memory cards, Wordsearch and hangman puzzles… and I’m going to work on the E-Card site and get that up to a better level. Lots to do for the start of an almost new year!

What I am really happy about with this new job is that I will not be working on the computer doing stuff for other people – so when I come home I will have enthusiasm and energy to work on the Joy in Jesus ministry. It’s hard to work a lot of hours for someone else on their stuff and have any energy to turn around and do the same thing for myself. Because this new job works over the weekend and my church job works only on Monday, Wednesday and Friday – I will have Tuesdays and Thursdays completely off from either job. The two jobs together will work very well.

Yipee doo dah day! Like my sister Euli says, this is an early Christmas present!

Since I will be making enough money I am going to pay for a professional cover and have that done sometime in January. Thinking now of having the “official” publication date be March 19th the feast of Saint Joseph for the print version. The eBook version may be sooner not sure yet!

5 thoughts on “New job, new energy, new enthusiasm”

  1. You will be wonderful one on one, Pat. I am delighted to hear this. And can’t wait until the book is out!!!

    Have a Blessed and merry Christmas.

  2. I am so happy for you and your new job I hope it works out for the best. I hope you are not over doing all of this. Just take one day at a time doing all this. This coming week is Christmas take a breather and enjoy the coming of Jesus Christ. Then start the New Year with a big bang. Having a professional doing the book cover is a good idea so it frees you to do more on book. Perfect target date pray to St. Joseph the worker and he will work through you to reach his goal date. Merry Christmas Happy New Year. Siochan Agus Maitheas Kathy OFS

  3. Praying that you will get the job. it looks as if the schedule would be great. I also noticed your “to do list’ Slow down and tackle one thing at a time. Don’t overwhelm yourself.
    and have a very Merry Christmas.

  4. Hi,

    So happy for you Patricia, all is positive your way. Benefits are so important to have, the schedule seems as though it will work out well for you. Eager for your book to be published. Merry Christmas to you and Pudge and Buddy !

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