Sunday, June 15, 2014: Dawn suggests that I might be able to get a job working at the same store where she works.
Friday, June 20, 2014: I arrive at Birds Gotta Fly Vintage for an “interview.” I talk to Pam Hoffer and make a plan to come in the next Wednesday for my first day of work.
Friday, June 27, 2014: I turn in my 2 weeks notice at my first job — which I have held since the end of my sophomore year in high school — so I can work every day at Birds Gotta Fly Vintage.
Being offered this job, was an answer to prayer in many ways. It offers me a slight creative outlet (mixing paint colors is fun 🙂 ) that my previous job did not really allow. I have set days and hours to work instead of a schedule that shifts from week to week. Higher pay. But as much as I like new experiences and trying new things, I find great, deep comfort in routine.
Working at the same place for 4 years allowed me to go to work and just… work. Same old, same old. But I’ve forgotten the learning curve that came with that ease. But I’ve experienced it again this past week, and it’s not a feeling I enjoy. I’m excited to learn all I can so that I’m no longer feeling like a fish out of water. Thankfully I have some amazing coworkers and two adorable store dogs to help me on my journey.
But the idea of talking to my supervisor and telling her I wanted to turn in my 2 weeks notice made me so nervous I thought tears were going to run down my legs.
But I did it. I’m on to the next step of my life. And I’m oh, so excited!