Thursday, September 11

The World Infinite

 I got a job! I know, you're thinking, "Why? You were enjoying unemployment, weren't you???"

And yes, I had a wonderfully stress-free summer. Probably the laziest most
carefree summer since I was a child.

But--when I was in Freddies this week and they were setting Halloween, something in me itched to join in. I miss merchandising. I miss people--because even though you have a few bad apples, the peaches of society make up for them.

So, when I got a notice from Burlington Coat Factory that they were having a job faire, I attended it. And I got a job. Sure, the pay is entry-level, but the possibilities are wide-open. It's a new store--I get to help open a new store!! Which is one of my all-time favorite things to do in retail. 

And I get to be on the receiving/merchandising team when the store opens up. My second favorite thing to do in retail! So, my days will begin at 6 am--well, more accurately, 4:30 or so, when I'll have to roust myself out of bed. 

And the new store is in the same plaza/mini mall as my favorite--and only--Barnes and Noble. So, when I get off work in the early afternoon, I can go to B&N and write for a couple of hours before heading home.

In my head, I always knew I'd go back to work, but I also knew I wanted it to feel "right". And this feels so right. And I know I can make it work. 

On my work hiatus, I've figured out a few things about myself. I need structure, I wrote more when I was forced to carve time out to write, then when I had a wide-open schedule.

I found out that I can be a creative cook again. I made a basil/cream cheese spread and put it in cherry tomatoes and then used the spread again--along with thin slices of Tillamook Chedder--a few days later for a scrumptious grilled cheese sandwich.

I discovered that I still don't like housework and will only do it when I have no choice. So, don't stop by my house unannounced unless you don't mind killer dustbunnies.

And I am positive that there are infinite possibilities out there waiting for us all. Hold tight and enjoy the journey.

8 comments:

  1. Congrats! That's awesome! I sometimes think about going back to Target, but then I wake up! LOL We have different takes on retail, but that's cool. Friends don't have to agree on things!

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    1. Thanks, D! I'm pretty excited about it.

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  2. you have such an amazing attitude, margie, I just love it!

    I need that structure, too, which is why I think I'm so productive during the school year than in the summer when bebe's home ... and vacations are happening and people are visiting. Good luck with the new gig!

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  3. Thanks, Kristi--that means a lot. Overall, I'm a pretty positive person--rose colored glasses everywhere--just ask my family :)

    It's weird that we're more productive that way--or maybe it's ingrained because of the school schedule...mmmmmm. Another theory to contemplate :)

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  4. Oh, I am so happy for you! Keep us up to date on how it goes, and hugs to you!

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    1. Thank you, Liz. And of course, I'll keep you posted.

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