Now that I've floated out of the clouds and back down to earth thinking this whole job thing is just a dream, reality is finally setting in. Jacob is super excited.
"You don't work weekends?...Can we go out to breakfast finally!? Can we go bowling? Mini golfing? To the movies? Then out to dinner. And maybe ice cream and shopping for some new toys!?" He said this all with the cutest smile on his face then he added "Can we do this ALL day EVERY Saturday!?"
I just laughed and said we'd be able to do all that…maybe not every weekend though. If you've ever worked retail you'd know that it doesn't leave much time for a life. The hours are weird and because it's not a set schedule it's hard to plan anything or get into a routine. It's going to be a relief to finally have somewhat of set schedule. It's going to be weird at first I'm assuming. But it will be good.
As suspected once I gave my notice my hours got sliced in half & I was given all night shifts. A few of my co-workers told me not to just show up, since it's my last week anyway but that isn't me. Unfortunately knowing myself :) I'd probably feel guilty. I'm going to work the last two shifts and finish my time there until the day I said I would.
I'm a huge believer in things happening when they're supposed to happen. The last couple of years I've noticed gradual changes in my life and within myself but this year alone, so many things happened. I've had so many random moments just interacting with people I know casually, strangers, over heard conversations, customers, people I've talked to in the aisles of stores, that just happened to always say things I needed to hear at that exact moment. I don't really know how to explain it. I feel 10 years behind everyone else my age, but for the first time in my life I FINALLY feel like there is a light at the end of the tunnel. I can't even describe that feeling either. I am so grateful for everyone I've met and all the interactions I've had up until this point because I've learned a little bit from everything.
My mind has been all over the place lately, as you can imagine but life goes on. I've been busy with School actually. I had my first exam for Intro to Macroeconomics. I got an 84. I was hoping for a higher grade but I'm proud of my 84. My next grade is going to be better. I had so much school work this week in addition to studying for that Exam. I had to read some short stories my English Professor handed out, then I had to finish one book so I could *FINALLY* start my draft and research for a paper and turn it in for editing by Saturday, read two chapters of another book, then start another book that has to be finished by Wednesday's so we can discuss it, then start reading the next chapters for in my macroeconomics book. Needless to say, I was a little schooled out so I took a night off from studying….and stayed up past 1am finishing a digital kit I started a little while back. It's pretty much done. Now that I've laid it out for 'display' I think I may add a few more papers but it's pretty much done.
Coffee of course. Why would it be anything else? LOL! I have a few other themes in the works as well.
I've sort of let my store fade into the horizon. That's why I took the link off my Blog but now that I'll have more of a regular schedule I'll have a little bit of time to work on it now so I will eventually be adding it back. It's something I definitely want to keep as a side thing. I try to forget about it, but it just won't leave my mind so it's something I need to do.
I definitely enjoy having a busier ---not overwhelming, just full --- schedule. It keeps me motivation and I've found I've been more creative too. I also have more energy. We'll see how it goes. :)