Highs and Lows

As part of the August Healthy Living/Fitness Blogger Writing Challenge, this is the sixth post in a month long series of posts.

What are the highs and lows of the past year?

A year ago, I was in a low, dark place.  I was missing my mum.  I was facing uncertainty, having to move back home, no money, no job.  I was alone, scared, depressed.  I searched high and low for jobs.  Despite being a licensed teacher in the state of MA with 2 degrees and experience, I couldn’t even get a callback for anything in education at all.  I couldn’t even get a job at a large department store with a penchant for kooky commercials.  It was so disheartening.  I was very lucky to finally get a seasonal job at Macy’s, where I enjoyed working and getting out of the house.

Sadly, not much changed until I was given the chance to go back to Scotland.  It hasn’t all been wine and roses, not even close.  I’ve had a hard time adapting and dealing with the changes that came with coming back.

I’m still dealing with anxiety and chronic pain along with trying to lose weight and get into shape, not to mention figuring out the entirety of my PhD. research and dissertation.

I do have the adorable Molly, which makes it all better.  🙂

I hope that this coming year is better.


  1. 07/08/2012 / 02:31

    I have a feeling it will be better – great job on getting out of that position you were in and working towards bettering your future – you rock!

    • 07/08/2012 / 13:47

      Thank you. I was very lucky my dad gave in and decided to co-sign my loans. Finding a job in such a tough economic climate was draining us and financially it was the best decision. The next big worry will be finding a job after the PhD!

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