August 28, 2013

What’s Up Wednesday: August 28th Edition

This weeks topics are Swirl Gear and I got a job interview!!

Back in Texas I was a life skills paraeducator and I really loved my job, but I had to quit when Officer P got his promotion in California. I had tossed around the idea of doing the same thing here in California but was concerned about the logistics of it all. With 4 kids and homeschooling the 3 girls there was a lot to consider, but about a month ago I decided to “see what happens” and applied for a part-time special ed para position. Well, yesterday I got a call and I have a group interview set for tomorrow at 10 (PT).

I can honestly say I will be happy either way.  The money would be nice, but we don’t have to have it. It would allow us to be more comfortable and do more fun things, but we don’t need it to pay the bills. The position is 5 days a week, but only 3-4 hours a day so I think it is a good fit for me right now since it will still leave me plenty of time to work with the girls on homeschooling.

Of course one of the first things I considered was how it is this going to effect my races. This is kind of a double edge sword because I would be able to afford to do more races, but Sunday races will pose more of an issue when I have work Monday morning, but I’ll worry about that when the time comes.

Up next is some Swirlgear news. A few months ago I became a Swirlgear ambassador (use code 913 for free shipping) and I can honestly say I love the clothing they offer. Swirlgear is a new women owned and operated fitness apparel company for women. Since this is such a new company they have a limited line of merchandise currently available, but there is a lot more in the works for the fall/winter line. This is where you all can help us out.

With all of the cost associated with getting the company up and running funds are tight to produce the new line so they started up a kick starter campaign. Contributors have the opportunity to not only help back the new line, but they will get to preorder select items at a big discount! If you would like to know more about the brand there is a short video on the campaign page or you can read all about the company here. Also for you bloggers out there, they are always looking for more brand ambassadors so if you are interested in becoming an ambassador and getting a great discount contact Marisa at 

With my up coming interview I’d love to hear your best tips and advice for killing an interview?? What is the worst advice you have been give when it comes to interviewing?


  1. Good luck on your job interview! Interviewing is tough - but I always try and answer with a summary that tells the interviewer exactly how my answer relates to the role/position I'm applying for. I always frame things in relation to the role and it helps keep me on task and from rambling, but also shows that I can apply my experience to what they're looking for.

  2. I'll definitely check into Swirl Gear.

    Good luck with your interview!