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it's been awhile...

So, it's been so long since I posted a real blog, I don't even remember what I said or anything! So I guess it's time for an update!! :)

I wish that I had lots of really cool and exciting stuff to tell you, but alas, I don't. I have such a boring life. Let's see if I can come up with anything fun...

Oh, work. My job at good ol' JCPenney has changed a bit. Due to cutbacks at the switchboard, they finally followed through with the threats! I now am a member of the pricing team, part time, and still work part time at the switchboard. Now my schedule looks something like this:

Sunday - Off

Monday - Wednesday: 8-3:30 (pricing)

Thursday - Off

Friday - 1:00 - 7:00 (switchboard)

Saturday - 10:00 - 7:00 (switchboard)

It's the greatest schedule, but it could be worse I guess. I'm enjoying being on pricing, it's a welcomed change. I kinda wish I could just do that all 5 days, but they won't let me go from the switchboard that much yet! :)

Brandon and I are doing awesome. Hard to believe we've been together for 5 months now! I couldn't be happier with him. :) He's such a bright spot in my life - one that I wasn't sure I'd ever find. And boy am I glad that I found him!!! :)

Umm let's see what else. Spring Break Camp is coming up - yay! I'm super excited to go to camp. I still need a boy counselor or two - but I have faith it will come together.

Oh, today I was at the church to pick up my paycheck, and Julia (music director) was like can I talk with you for a few minutes. Basically, she gave me news that I wasn't thrilled about getting. Because John and Chris (Praise choir and youth choir directors, respectively) both left this winter, the church is going to start a search for someone new. And they have decided to hire just one person, as the sole "choral person" - who will direct the children's, youth, praise and sanctuary choirs. So basically, May will be my last month as the children's choir director at FUMC. I'm really sad about this because I love the kids in my choir so much, and love working with them. But at the same time, I think it might be the kick in the butt I need to start looking toward my future.

Lately I've been thinking about careers and the future and all of this stuff. I know that I don't want to be a lifer at JCPenney - and I have decided I want to go into Child Life. I love what I do with Cancer Warriors and Angels on Earth and stuff, and I would love to be able to do that as my career. So I'm seriously looking at being a Child Life Specialist, to work with kids in a hospital setting. Totally different than being an elementary music teacher, that I always thought I would be, but I'm excited about the possibilities! My ideal job would be to own/run a camp for kids with life threatening illnesses and disabilities - but I figure if I start with Child Life, I'll get there someday!! :) If I do go this route - it'll probably mean relocation - to Portland or something.

So there you go...a little update on nthe life of Jennifer. Isn't it exciting? I'm feeling bummed tonight about the whole children's choir thing - but looking forward to the future. :)

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ellie_bellie99
Mar. 2nd, 2006 04:32 pm (UTC)
I am so glad to read such a GREAT update... I am glad that your happy. All I ever want is for my friends to be happy. Keep the updates coming.
(Anonymous)
Mar. 28th, 2006 05:29 pm (UTC)
Jen you would be an awesome child life specialist!!! I would love to see you go into that! Great choice!

Mandy (AOE)
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