I wanted to wait a while to make this post official. (IE: I wanted to receive a paycheck first). I’m terrible at keeping secrets. I’m terrible with lying and terrible at keeping secrets. So I guess there are worse things in life…I was going to post this last week but then when Tim and I got engaged I didn’t want to bombard people with too much news.
I am excited to say that I have started working in a local running store in NJ. I couldn’t be happier. It’s a longish commute but I already enjoy my coworkers (who…fancy that enjoy running), as well as the customers and that atsmopshere. I am blessed to be able to able to do this.
To be honest, it has been a very long 8 months of not working. Going from working for a year in Oswego doing something I love followed by not working was hard. After I moved in August, it was next to impossible to find a job in Texas. Being there short term, the jobs were not exactly jumping off the page for me. Please hire me seasonally for anything (nevermind we weren’t in any season). After constant applying to multiple jobs in NJ (anywhere from health care to running stores), I was so excited to find a job doing something I love.
I’m excited to do something I truly enjoy.
I am a very laid back person and have enjoyed each job I’ve had. I cannot complain about any of the jobs I’ve had. My coworkers were nice, I received a paycheck to pay bills and I wasn’t miserable. I have never been miserable during any of my jobs and have enjoyed each. Something I have come to realize is I don’t think I’ll ever be the type of person to sit in the same office for 8 hours a day for 30 years. I thrive on change. I don’t thrive on moving 4 times in one year, but I do thrive on change. My last job was sitting in an office or college campus and I loved it. I truly enjoyed working there.
This job will be working at a running store and my office is a store. I can already tell I will love it. (It’s only been roughly a month but I am happy to go to work). (And yes the store does stock Oiselle items so that is the cherry on top).
So that’s where I’ve been. Not that I wanted to keep it a huge secret, I just wanted to get some time under my belt before broadcasting it.
Question for you: What should I spend my paycheck on?