If I have learned anything from this last week, it is that sometimes you have to open up a whole bunch of doors to make sure you’re going through the right one. I have been a little quiet on the blog this week because I started and ended a whole adventure in the course of just a few days. Allow me to explain-
Since September I have started a new job that I truly love, but as my post a few weeks ago explained, how do I know that doing something else wouldn’t be more fun? Is this as good as liking your job gets? It’s the overwhelming amount of life options that are plaguing my generation. In any event, to try a new career on for size, and to make some extra cash, I took a part time job for the holidays.
It was just suppose to be for 7 weeks, a temp holiday job in retail, but not sales, I would be merchandising. The job was MOSTLY about the money, but also just to see if maybe I belonged on the merchandising end of retail. I had always been interested in merchandising, and my friend does it full time and she loves it! Maybe this is where I belonged, too!!
I lasted three terrible days before I quit. I knew I would be spreading myself really thin having two jobs and a full load of classes, but I did not expect my temporary holiday job to be the most stressful part of my day. There was little to no training, and just an overall atmosphere of stress to which I am not accustomed. I have never wanted to crawl back into my little cubicle so much in my life!
These are the weird moments that are meant to help give us a little shove in the right direction. I am always looking for answers about where I belong, what is going to make me the happiest, and for the first time my new job was really put into perspective for me. I am right where I should be, doing something that I think is important, and feeling like what I do has a real impact in people’s lives, I am good at it, and not feeling stressed at all about coming to work. Do I want more money? Of course, but don’t we all? I am just going to keep on keeping on with my newly acquired rules for life: Do more of what makes you feel good. Do less of what makes you feel bad. Easy, peasy.
So that’s what I was doing this week, and now it will be back to your regular scheduled programming…!