Thursday, February 23, 2012

Hi Ho, Hi Ho

A job. After so many months and a couple of years of unemployment, I am going to work today. A friend saw the sign on the door of the Hallmark store. A freshly made sign: Help Wanted. I had been in the store a couple of weeks ago. "Not hiring" was the reply. So after the updated news, I took my resume' in and landed the job. Twenty hours a week and less than a mile from home. Perfecto!!!!

So I find this morning that I have a few butterflies. I have them for two reasons. One: Been a long time since I last worked. I'm gun-shy. Being laid off shakes your confidence. Two: The younger set who currently work at the store have requested that the new employee be a younger person. Hm. That's not happening.

There is give and take with everything. I will settle in and work well with the 'younger' girls. I have comfy shoes that will support me through the day. I am well worth hiring. Confidence. That's really what it comes down to.

It was a sign when I finished the book, Neff Road. One more thing off the plate. I should have it out by summer. My trip back for the signing will be delayed, but twins are coming, so I need to be here anyway. I am at a better place than I was the end of last year. I moved and climbed back out of that hole of depression that was pulling me under. I have a new lease on life. My family is relieved. My granddaughters are excited for me. My friends are supporting me 100%.

I have worked in the business world for many years. I did not want to return to the stress and turmoil that hides in offices. I wanted to find a job where I could have each day all new with new people to greet and new opportunities to spread a few smiles and positive energy.

A job is more than money. It is self-confidence. It is a stress reliever. It is a woman who, when the door opens, says, "Welcome to Hallmark".

Hi ho, hi ho, it's off to work I go.......

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations! Sounds like the perfect job for you.