Friday, February 27, 2009

I got my first "job" in America - Or - I just taught a ZUMBA® Fitness class and burned a gazillion calories. GIVE ME THAT DOUGHNUT!!!!

Wow, so I have been in Dallas, Texas for two weeks now. Awesome. Originally I had planned to take it slow. You know.... Wait for the actual greencard and my social security card before I start looking for a job. Well, did not really work out, thanks to ZUMBA® Fitness. And that is a good thing!
Last week I was looking around on the message board in our job section and there was actually someone looking for a sub and potential instructor to take over a class or two. I texted her, we met at Starbucks on Friday, did a team-teaching in one of her classes on Wednesday and I subbed her classes Thursday night and Friday morning. AWESOME!!! Today I talked to the group exercise director of that gym and they want to keep me for the Thursday night class. I am so excited!! My first "job" in America. Whoop. And I did not even have to do so much for it! The director told me after the class that she wanted to come in for the last couple of minutes but got caught up in something else. But as she came my way to meet me she passed some members who told her that I did an awesome job and also to keep me as an instructor. YEAY, that is awesome feedback, because Thursday night I was really excited to teach, but also getting more nervous as the time started running. And then the class was over soooooo fast.

Last Sunday though we went to an OSCAR-party, which was awesome. We had to dress up and everything. The rule was that you had to pick any character from a movie that was ever nominated for anything. I had no clue who or what I was going to pick. I was talking to Jasmin on the phone as she suggested I go as a cartoon character, which was my idea, too. Something fun. So, we went online together and I found a list of all the movies that had been nominated within like the last 20 years. I found "Hook" had been nominated in 1992 for who cares anyway. As I packed my suitcases two weeks ago I had to leave a lot of things, but I would not leave my fairy-wings and my fairy-magic wand. That HAD to come. Well, good thing I packed it as it turned out. I dressed up as Tinkerbell, so fun!!
Last night after class Aaron had to pick me up. He actually got an award for "Bestest Boyfriend in the World". As some of you know and some do not, my favorite oatmeal flavor is banana bread and that is REALLY hard to get. So, I went online to find out where to get it. Turns out you can only get it at Albertson's, and we like never go there. Anyway, Aaron had an hour to kill while I was teaching that (now mine) ZUMBA® Fitness class. He went and got my favorite oatmeal AND two huge bottles of water for my ZUMBA® Fitness workshop tomorrow.

Also, he got a toy for Cody and she was so cute. She even wanted to get it last night as Aaron took her out for a walk, so cute. This morning as I took her out she would not let go of it and I had to pull it from her. It makes some noise, too, and last night she was playing with it and jamming it up, lol!

OK, so this weekend is gonna be busy. ZUMBA® Fitness instructor workshop tomorrow and then we move into our new apartment on Sunday. I am excited!


xoxo s said...

CONGRATS on getting the Zumba job. I haven't been to a class out here in a while. If I keep reading about it on your blog, I may end up going back@

Minchen said...

I love teaching Zumba!!! I'll keep you up on the dates, so when you come to Texas you can come to my class!!!