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Job Changes

It’s really not my fault that my dessert intake this week was eight instead of four.

See? (However, I want it noted that I did not eat any of the frosting balloons. I left all of those to Husband.)

Besides shaking your head at my lack of self-discipline, you might also be wondering what I am being thanked for with this giant frosting-covered, food-dye laden cookie.

In this blog, I’ve really been focusing more on infertility and all of its effects on me and Husband, and I haven’t been focusing on much else that has been going on in our lives. Though the disproportionate focus on infertility has been a pretty fair representation of where my mind has been, I want you to know that I do have a life beyond infertility.

My job life has changed significantly in the last two weeks. I had been working part-time at our church, overseeing Sunday morning children’s programs, and part-time at our public library, also working in children’s programs. As of last Sunday, however, I am no longer working at church and am now working full-time at the public library. Though I’m sure it would be accurate to assume that the library staff did somersaults of joy when they found out I was coming on staff full-time, it was actually the church that gave me the cookie. (Wink, wink)

I am a little sad to give up my position at the church, but I am excited about increasing my time and responsibilities at the library. Now, in addition to working in children’s programs, I will work more at the circulation desk and will be in charge of some adult programming. I’ll be leading the adult book club and will be in charge of planning the adult summer reading program, as well as a few other odds and ends.

One of the things I love most about working at the library, besides being surrounded by books for eight hours a day, is that I get the chance to interact with many Spanish-speaking patrons. I love being able to make them feel more comfortable and welcome in the library than they would be if they couldn’t be sure they were understood.

I’m excited about beginning to work full-time at the library, and I’m a little excited about no longer balancing two part-time jobs. I’m also excited to try to limit my dessert consumption to four again this week, now that the delicious giant cookie is gone.

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