Hello! I haven't forgotten my blog! I'm just trying to get into a schedule now. I love my job. It's TOTALLY different than what I was coming from. And I mean that in a positive way. It's a bit overwhelming because it's new but I am very excited. I'm just taking it all in.
So? You want to know what I am doing? Well, without getting fancy about it, I am working out of a centralized recruiting office for a major corporation, doing phone screenings trying to fill positions in any of their many hundreds of store locations throughout the country. It's a bit nerve-wracking being on the phone all the time and having everyone listen to me. It's funny, because I used to (well…still do slightly..) have such phone anxiety. I'm getting passed that, realizing that the people on the other end are no different than me. Sears helped me in a lot of way break out of my shell and not be so anxious phone and face to face. This job I'm sure will teach me something too. I have no doubts about that. Nervous, but very excited to see what this new chapter has in store for me.
So, last weekend, my oldest sister and I drove down to Maryland to visit my mom and two brothers. My sister that lives out in California flew out too…the trip was actually her idea. It was such a great time seeing everyone. And we were without children so we had such a blast. I have never laughed so hard in my life. The weekend consisted of dirty jokes and so much laughter. We all got a good ab workout. Here are a couple pictures from the trip.
Knowing my brothers wife doesn't have many friends where my brother is currently working my sister thought it would be a great idea to throw a baby shower for her. It was just a small thing but it was a lot of fun and she appreciated it.
This picture is of the 5 of us together. Us three girls are jealous of our baby brother (with the long hair) because us 3 girls have thin lifeless hair but not him, he has thick, gorgeous wavy hair. Why does it always work out like that?
We got home Sunday night around six. And it was off to work the next morning….then my car broke as I was dropping Jake off at school. I thought it was the transmission because I heard a big clunk, what sounded as if I was driving over gravel, then it just stopped. I shut the car off then turned it back on, put it into drive, heard a really annoying screeching, stepped on the gas, and I didn't move. I seriously cried & and said a few choice words to myself -- It was my 3rd day on this job. Ugh. I felt like such an idiot calling up my boss. The last thing I want to be is "that person". I don't call in for anything. When I was pregnant with my son I worked up until the night I gave birth. My boss thought I was nuts and kept asking if I was okay. lol. They've sent me home a few times for being sick and looking close to death... I'm even thinking about paying for before school care because I feel like I'm rushing to get to work for my scheduled time…I'm usually on time (except today…hit traffic because I forgot my purse at home & had to turn back..) and I'm one of those 'get there a 1/2 hour early type of people.' Now I am rambling…but my car is fixed now. Turns out the front axle snapped..thankfully it wasn't the transmission. I *tried* not to stress out about it….
Some days I wake up and want to pinch myself because my life is so good right now. When my car broke down yesterday, I quickly cleared out any negative thoughts and had faith that things would work out as they are supposed to. And they did. The dealership was more than accommodating, a kind stranger offered me coffee and shelter from the cold and just talked with me while I waited for a tow - so good can happen and that is where I am right now. After 10 years of mostly crud…with a few good moments sprinkled here and there, I am really happy where I am right now. I'm still learning and growing, but hitting rock bottom was probably the best thing that ever happened to me. Is that weird? Lol.