Well, it’s perfect timing to catch you all up on my life, since as of this morning at 6:30am I have become somewhat immobile, tearing (why couldn’t it just be a pull or strain??) my right calf muscle. So, what does that mean? Well, Kaiser ER put me in a half cast from my foot up to my high thigh (why couldn’t the cast at least be sexy? – lol), on crutches, with the impending fact that I’m waiting to get a phone call from Orthopedics telling me I might need a full cast, which in turn will mean that not only will I be on crutches for three months but that I won’t be able to even DRIVE! How’s that for a run on sentence?
You know the most irritating thing about this is that I was up at 5:15 and at the gym by 5:45am and had to cut my damn workout short because of this injury. Oh well, at least I can still lift weights for my upper body!
Okay, so other than this *minor* setback, which I’m taking as a sign to slow down a bit, here’s my life update:
Job #1 – DVC
LOVING it! Probably won’t be asked back next semester as they hired a FT faculty (got passed over for that position) and won’t need as many PT’ers and since I was the last to get hired, I’m the first to go.
Not sure if I’ll be teaching at LMC in the Fall due to the fact that I stood up for myself against the Department Chair, which probably pissed her off, and I’m not her ‘favorite’ – oh well! Oh well, except that I’m desperately missing teaching or the idea of not doing it next semester!
Job #2 – Oakland Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce
LOVING it! I received a promotion in December; In addition to everything I was doing there before (Parade Manager), I am now the Executive Director of Leadership Oakland, which I absolutely adore — it’s a ‘teaching’ program of sorts and it’s something I’ve wanted to do for the past three years upon graduating from a Leadership class in San Leandro. Here’s the website if you want to check it out: http://www.oaklandchamber.com/training_leadershipoakland.shtml
Job #3 – Marketing & Promotions Manager for Terrence Brewer (yep, my husband). He just put out 2 all original CD’s that he wrote the music and arrangements for, played the music on, and produced the CD’s! His official CD release party is June 1st at Jazz at Pearls – a pretty famous jazz club in San Francisco. And since I do the marketing and promotions, it would be remiss of me not to include his website www.terrencebrewer.com or that of the venue where he will be playing www.jazzatpearls.com. His CD’s will be on iTunes, Amazon.com and Borders by June!
It’s all very exciting as he is somewhat becoming a bit of a local celebrity, with some radio play and recognition by the media — watch out red carpet, I’ll be there (at least by his side and they’ll probably cut me out of the pictures) one day!
Job #4 – Fitness Instructor
Welllllll, I won’t be doing that any time soon. Actually, I am teaching a class tomorrow – a cycling class – but I’ll be off the bike instructing it. I need the cash-ola!
Job #5 – Student
Yep, student – and yes, I count that as a job! I decided to take some online classes to further my education and I can only tell you it’s kicking my ass! I only had fond memories of being a student in school, but this online class is quickly changing that. It’s an accelerated class, so thankfully, it’s over in 8 more weeks!
Okay, whew! I’m tired now…. off to answer emails and catch up on homework… what else do I have to do???