After years of convincing people that I am perfect, it is hard to admit that I made a mistake and that I failed at something. If you remember, I retired in the spring this year. That is what I failed. One of the employees at the Y suggested that I should be looking to see if there is a book called “Retirement for Dummies”.
I knew when I left the Y that I could not afford to completely retire and a couple of weeks later, I had a part-time job that seemed perfect. I had the hours and days I wanted to work, with the possibility of extra hours once in awhile. I also signed up to work with the Adult Day Program at the Y as a sub. I had previously volunteered with this program.
That was working out great until one of the supervisors decided (just because he could) to cut my hours in 1/2 by scheduling someone else for one of my clients. Luckily for me, the Adult Day Program scheduled me for most of my extra hours for a few weeks, but when that ran out, I did not have enough hours at the other job to pay my bills.
Just at the right time for me, the Y was hiring for desk staff, which is the job I had previously done there – so I applied, asking if I could come back to my old job. There have been some changes there in the almost 6 months I have been gone, but otherwise, I shouldn’t need any training.
Luckily for me, they did hire me back and I start again next week. I know my schedule for the next 2 weeks and after that I will get my regular schedule. The best thing about this is that I will be able to keep my clients at my other part-time job and have the extra hours I need at the Y.
Things are under control again – but I am a retiree failure.