And yes, I had a wonderfully stress-free summer. Probably the
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.