Thursday, August 30, 2012

it's fun to work at the Y-M-C-A

despite the fact that i so desperately am wanting a new job, i love working at the Y. i have worked there for 5 years, and they have been super flexible with my ever changing school schedule the entire time. they give me days off when i need them, and they let me work on homework when we are dead. but most of all, i love the encouragement i get from everyone there. i have to say i work with awesome people, and we have amazing, friendly members.

i made this goal to run 50 miles by the end of the year. i went there today to run and make some progress on this goal. i was able to get a mile in today, and did about a mile and a quarter last night. after i was done today our center director came out and was talking to us. i told him and the two coworkers that were there about my goal, and how i've got 4 miles in so far, and they were so encouraging about it (my boss even gave me a fist bump for it haha). at the start of summer, when i ran my first 5k, some trainers and all the directors were awesome about encouraging me before it, and asking how it went afterwards. i have to say i have awesome coworkers who actually care about what is going on in our lives.

we also have great members, who will also encourage you in whatever. there was one day i was working on homework at the desk and a member came up and was talking with me about school. he had asked if i was married or had kids. both are those are a big "no", and he said i could do pharmacy tech classes, and that i was smart for doing them while i was still young with no kids and not married. it was just nice to know that he knows i can do this. (by the way, i got an A in both of my summer classes and i'm super stoked about it!!!) we have another member who i simply adore. he's a great guy and a huge encourager. he's got parkinson's and uses a walker, but he still comes in all the time to work out and spend time in the pool. i love talking to him and see what's going on in his life, and he makes sure to see what's going on in our lives. i get excited to see his silver pt cruiser in the parking lot.

so i just wanted to say i really do love my coworkers, directors, and members. they are a great support team and great encouragers with whatever goals i have. i'm really thankful for all of them. and just wanted to give y'all a little peek of it.

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