|What am I wearing? My black Walmart dress purchased in 2009 in Charlotte, NC. Red Lane Bryant wrap top, purchased on eBay many moons ago, for under $10. Earrings purchased this year at Avenue for under $5.|
|Oh, maid. You are so fired.|
|I wore my hair down at church today, but it went right up as soon as I got home. Having it down bugs me...it gets in my way while I'm trying to do stuff.|
|Gotta love that weird cowlick on the right hairline area. It matters not what I do...it sticks right up. I even tried shaving it once; that didn't go well.|
|I bought a new pot at IKEA yesterday. Nice name for it. I didn't notice until I got home. My husband would find that hilarious.|
So, I went on my job interview last Thursday. It went very, very well. I didn't get the job, but the lady who interviewed me was so kind, and very motherly/grandmotherly. Although it wasn't the right job for ME, she talked to me about where my career was going, what steps I should take next, which certification I should get. It was probably the best two hours I've spent on my "career" since I've graduated from college. I sent her a thank you note and now have plans to order new books and take another ($300!!!) exam so that I can further my career.
I've thought a lot about my "career" for the past two years since I graduated from Herzing, and even more since I scored my first interview since I was 25!!! I am glad I did it, don't get me wrong. But the department I'm in now, I can only stay where I am or head over to management. I don't want management. I really just want to do my job. So I've decided to obtain my CCS which is a Certified Coding Specialist, and that is for hospital coding. I want to stay in hospital coding, not physician coding. Basically, I don't want to work for a doctor. I call doctor offices constantly for my job and the women who are in charge of referrals, authorizations and coding are usually miserable people. They not only have to do that job, but scheduling, answering phones, working through lunch breaks, having to run to the hospital...uhhh no thanks. I just want to code. I've been a secretary, and I don't want to do it again. Hospital coders have a better chance of finding a remote position (that means working from home) than a physician coder because a physician will want his coder in the office so they can multi-task more. I have decided that I want to stay remote (work from home.) I don't mind going in to an office to train, or for meetings, but I want my permanent position to be from my house. I work very well independently. I love being home when my kids get home, when my husband is home. I love not driving, not having to pay for fancy clothes, not having to eat lunch out. I don't *love* the job I have now, but the remote part is awesome and I know it. Why mess with a good thing? I need to build on what I love, and get rid of what I don't. So....CCS credentials, here I come...and hopefully this year!
In other news which is not fascinating, I bought a new perfume today. For some reason, this scent doesn't seem to have an actual "name." The packaging just says the "Debut Scent from Jennifer Aniston" and I totally love it! I sprayed a sample on myself the last time I was in Target and just loved it, but didn't really have $30 to blow on a new perfume. So both Mr. R and I got paid last Friday and once I paid my bills, we had a bit left over, so I got it for myself. I already sprayed myself with it and am just a happy little camper right now. I don't wear a ton of make up and I don't have fancy hair; but perfume? Oh I could spend bucks on that. I love a fresh scent and have a cute little collection going. But my favorite perfume of all time? It's Heavenly by Victoria's Secret. My husband ADORES that scent and I've been out for quite a while. I hope he buys some for me for Valentines Day!