Day by Day – Health Journey (27.07.17) I got the job!! + Vacation Plans

Hello my dear friends!!

I’m very happy and in a very good mood.

I was offered the job I really wanted and that I had recently interviewed for and I, of course, said yes. I’ll start on September 1st, which is perfect because our annual Summer vacation (time we can take together in the Summer, usually August) starts tomorrow, after Rui leaves work. We’ll be free (I mean, I’ve been for a while so he’ll be) from Monday, 31st of July (not counting this weekend because he’s free on weekends anyway) to Sunday, the 13th of August. Rui will probably go back to work on Monday, August 14th. We have no idea what we’re doing yet but we know we won’t be doing anything too crazy or spending too much money because I’m not working yet.

Tomorrow night we will go and spend the weekend at his parents house in Sertã, his hometown. It’s countryside, super hot and extremely beautiful. There are river beaches and the city pool is extremely cheap (you pay about 3€ per person for the whole day) and I just love the landscapes and high places and dense Eucalyptus and Pine tree forests.

There’s just a few issues we have no idea how to solve. Rosa, the vegetable garden and my garden and plants. We would like to stay longer than just the weekend but we have no one to watch Rosa, and to water everything. It’s very hot so things need to be watered and taken care of daily. We can obviously leave Rosa at the Pet hotel where she usually stays, but it’s kind of expensive. 15€ per day adds up quickly if she stays there for a few days. Also, I feel bad to leave her more than a couple of days because I’m afraid she will feel abandoned and get nervous or anxious or sad. It’s my baby girl, after all. If we take her, she will spend so much time inside the house because we cannot take her with us to the pool or beach. So, yeah, there are a few problems to solve before we go.

Now, more details about my job. I’m very, very excited because I’ll go back to tutoring, which is easier than full on teaching, and I’ll have 8th and 9th grade, instead of pre – college, teenage high schoolers or working adults. The fact that I’ll be working for someone else for a while instead of being responsible for a whole business is something that makes me feel calm and peaceful right now. The hours are so different and there’s only about 10% of the stress and responsibility I was dealing with before I came home. I have been known to work from 7.30 a.m to 11.30 p.m with no breaks, more than once, many times actually, and now I’ll only be dealing with 12.30 hours a week, earning a close to full-time salary. How lucky am I? God is being very good to me and I feel so blessed. This job is what I needed and prayed for and it’s the perfection way to slowly get back to work and still have tonnes of time to take care of myself and get better. Plus, I love the idea of being booked for the whole school year, because it provides stability. What else could I ask for? Oh, there’s one more thing. Most hours are in the late afternoon, which means Rui can go by when he’s coming from work and pick me up, which means less money spent on transportation. I’m over the moon.

I’m sorry I’m writing so much but I really wanted to update you on these very important things, our upcoming vacation and my new job. I’m looking forward to both. Its’s also great that I have about 15 days after our vacation for getting a few things done and organized before the school year starts.

I’m really happy, which hasn’t happen in a while.

I’m going to get off your back now. Sorry for such a long post (not that they’re usually small, but still) and I hope, from the bottom of my heart, that you’re happy and that things are going well for you right now.

I would love if you’d tell me what makes you feel blessed at the moment or, if you’re going to a tough period, what’s going on, so we can talk and pray together.

Love you guys so much.

Thank you for the constant support.



58 thoughts on “Day by Day – Health Journey (27.07.17) I got the job!! + Vacation Plans

  1. Congratulations! We knew you could do it (: what makes me feel blessed right now is the stability of my job and the support of my boyfriend to keep our apartment. We’re doing well for ourselves right now, even though we haven’t been able to save much- we’re comfortably living on our own and it feels great! Wishing you the best of luck xoxo

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  2. Congratulations Cheila!! Very happy for you! I will be honest and say I’m having a rough week 😐 but feel blessed to have my amazing family around me, who always support me! 🙂 xxx

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  3. Wonderful news! Congrats Cheila on your new job and from what I’ve read the hours and responsibilities should definitely make your life a lot less complicated. God has been great to you and this is only the beginning. Have a great week.

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  4. Yes!!! I am so happy you get the job! Wonderful!
    Happy vacation 😉
    By the way, may be ask your friend, relatives to take care Rose? Just a couple of weeks so it is not too bad to take care a cutie. (I will be the one steal your pet while you travel. XD )

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  5. Cheila! Proud of you! I feel so happy for you…see, just like it is said,’with every hardship comes ease’, you’ve found your dream job. Also, I hope this job will keep you engaged and you won’t feel the depression like before. All the best!❤️

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  6. Wooo! Don’t apologise for talking heaps about your job Chey this is awesome!! We’re all super happy for you! A weekend away with Rui and Rosa (I read your response to Cathy’s comment) sounds like a great way to celebrate 🙂

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  7. Huge congrats on the job, that’s amazing! The trip away will be something to look forward to, but the practical problem with Rosa is a tricky one, not sure what I would do in that situation either. You’ll figure out the best thing to do. In the meantime, celebrate!!
    Caz x

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  8. Well done on the job, that’s awesome news! I’m just coming out of a rough time and feeling incredibly grateful to be able to see the magic around me and feel happy today x


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