I don’t remember the last time I actually updated this thing - but recent events have me wanting to share a little bit more of my life than just Instagram pictures.
• I quit a job that I’ve been at for almost four years. It still makes me sad to think about leaving because I’ve built such amazing memories and relationships with my co-workers, but I wasn’t happy there anymore. I realized I was no longer being challenged in my position there. Going into work started becoming more of a chore and I dreaded the 40+ minute drive to get there. Although I had the option of moving up, fear of getting stuck at a place I’ve grown to dislike greatly finally made me wake the fuck up and take action. It’s going to be hard to say goodbye, but I know at the end of the day, it’s for the best. Bye retail!
• I also quit another job that I’ve been at for over five years. Again, I wasn’t feeling challenged in my position anymore. I didn’t exactly dread going into work, but the thought of it didn’t excite me, either. When you’re at one place for as long as I was, you begin to form a habits to make your job easier. Little things to help you along the way, little things that become so routine that you could probably do it with your eyes closed in a dark room. After five years, I had outgrown that routine and I found myself craving more. I just needed a change of pace. I’m so thankful for the Morin family and the beautiful staff I’ve grown to care about so much. It was an incredible experience to be able to work for a family-owned business and to be able to “learn the ropes” in a way that wasn’t forced or robotic. I was accepted into that family with open, loving arms, and I will be forever grateful for that.
• I’m done with college. No more sitting in hot classrooms. No more eating mediocre pizza in the cafe. No more stupid advisory meetings that I never even needed. DONE. Well, I still need to wait until May for my commencement ceremony, but, yeah. I’m done. I even have an incredibly detailed document listing all of my student loan services, how much I owe each one, and when my repayment starts. Hello, “Adult” life. My planner and I are ready for you.
• I have a new car! A reliable car and one that I feel safe in. Anyone who has ever ridden in my old Acura knows how badly I needed this. No more loud, annoying noises coming from every which way. No more violent shaking as soon as I hit anything past 50 MPH. No more breaking down on the highway and crying endlessly while waiting for a tow-truck. Did I mention this new car is actually in MY name AND that I have my own insurance?
Suffice it to say that 2014 is looking quite promising. New challenges, new beginnings, new opportunities. I’m slowly learning to let go of the things I’ve held on to for so long. It’s hard to come to terms with the fact that something you care about is no longer benefiting you, but I’m getting there. I’m happy to say that I’m finally taking steps in the right direction and working toward making my life more fulfilling.