Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Jan 22 - 28 Recap

Hey All! Happy Tuesday!

I am posting a day late because I have gone back and forth many times about posting this weeks recap but I reminded myself the whole reason for doing these recaps is to hold myself accountable, give myself a log to look back on to celebrate the great things and be proud of the hard things that I overcame. This weeks recap will be the eventually be the latter.

This week was rough. Really rough. It was full of anxiety, exhaustion, overwhelmingness, disappointment and fear. And honestly many of those same feelings are continuing on into this next week as well.

Here is my recap of Jan 22 - Jan 28

So let's start with the bad news - I did not pass my Series 65 exam. 

As most of you may have seen on my Facebook post, this is pretty bad. When I got this new job back in August it was under conditional approval - the condition that I obtain my series 9, series 10, series 63 & series 65 licenses in 180 days (which is February 12). Thankfully I already had my 63, I passed my 9 and 10 over the last 2 months and then boom... While I am technically given another attempt at taking the 65, FINRA requires a 30 days waiting period between attempts. So, that would put me at Feb 28 which is past my 180 day timeframe. According to the offer letter I signed, it was pretty clear that in the event I did not obtain my licenses in the allotted time, my employment would be terminated. My boss and his boss are trying all avenues in getting some sort of an extension (I only need 2.5 extra weeks!!) but as of yet, that extension hasn't been granted. While it is frustrating and seems ridiculous that they can't just give 2 more weeks I do see the companies side of it and the conditional terms were clear; but I am still holding onto hope that the people in HR will see the benefit to all parties to grant the extension. While this outcome was definitely not the situation I thought I would be facing, I do believe that everything happens for a reason and that God has some grand plan in mind for me that may or may not include this job. For those that don't know I have been with my same employer over the last 7.5 years holding over 8 different positions during that time - so this is quite a big deal. But, hey, what is meant to be will be. 

One of the best things that came out of this mess was that after posting my results on Friday I have been receiving the sweetest, most encouraging phone calls, text messages, comments, and private messages from family, friends, and people I have never met! Truly inspiring! I can't tell you all enough how much that has meant to me. I also have to give a little shout out to my amazing hubby who has been my rock in handling this uncertainty. He has been nothing but encouraging, supportive and loving. While I feel so guilty and embarrassed and disappointed in myself and what this may mean for my family, he has been constantly reminding me that it will all be ok. 

The best text message from my hubby yesterday on my way to work.

A bracelet I got from my friend Ashely Damon which came at PERFECT timing and is my favorite phrase!

As far as the other categories go... to be honest I decided on Sunday night last week that everything else would be put on the back burner to 100% focus on studying in between working and motherhood duties so I had no real attempts at workouts, cleaning up or anything else which I am totally fine with. Unfortunate that despite all efforts I still didn't pass but thats neither here nor there.

I am proud to say that we ate in all week and cooked some delicious meals! My favorite was meatloaf, mashed potatoes & carrots - not only was it super easy and yummy but Cam helped me make it! 

Easiest recipe:
1lb Ground Beef
1 egg
1 can vegetarian vegetable soup
1 packet lipton onion soup mix
1/2 cup breadcrumbs
1/3 cup bbq sauce

Preheat oven to 375'
Combine all ingredients. 
Mold into loaf pan. 
Brush on thin layer of BBQ sauce on the top.
Bake for 35-40 minutes until internal temperature reaches 160'

my little helper 😍

seriously delicious!

So there you have it. My recap of a really rough week. As of tonight (Tuesday 30th) I am still unsure what the outcome of my employment will be. Still holding onto hope for an extension but preparing for the worst. I will let you all know one way or another. 

Thank you again for coming along on my constant crazy journey and for all the love and support. Hopefully next weeks recap will be super exciting! 

Me and my snuggle bug (and his bear)

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