I think it's about time for a personal update on life.
My past two jobs
Since I graduated from college in December 2010, I been relentless about life. As I started out on my own after college and I needed a job to start paying student loans off. I applied and placed applications everywhere. Within a couple of months I had two entry level jobs and a third offer but I declined due to the two jobs I already picked up. Goodness, imagine three jobs! Because I am the kind of person who hates repetition in life and easily becomes down when I don't feel I am growing or being challenged, my two jobs became an anchor in life. Soon I picked up hours and started to learn different areas to try and grow in some sort of manner and since I like to make small goals, I was aiming for employee of the month. Even after learning three areas and countless hours and training new people only to watch them leave, my efforts were unnoticed. I even missed out on an employee party to work and somehow I was mistaken on a list and lost an opportunity to win some cool prizes (iPad, dinner and theater tickets, PS3, ect.). Yeah, I was mad and bought it up. I was told I would get something in return for being overlooked. I left 5 months later...never got anything from that situation.
After 3 years, I was nominated as employee of the month but I didn't win due to the fact no one watched how I work. I worked solo. How can you write about how well someone works when you work alone and the only time anyone checks up on you was when someone wanted coffee? I can recall countless times when I helped people take food up to their rooms because they couldn't carry all the food or when I moved furniture for older gusts so they can sit by the window to watch their grandkids play or when I caught a kid after he slid on the floor in the waterpark so he didn't end up falling backwards on the hard ground. No one noticed the deep cleaning I put hours of effort into or if I was on hands and knees cleaning the grout or took time to scrub grease from products so they looked new again. Yeah. I was really worn down. I worked hard and a lot. I covered shifts, trained, tried to be as flexible as I could between two jobs and got little. I was ready for change.
New Job: new adventure
Although my first day was rather rough, time flew by and before I knew it I was enjoying my time learning and applying it to my project. I am really excited to be starting this job and growing in my talent and understanding of Adobe Illustrator and Adobe InDesign. It's a little stressful but in a way that I enjoy it. Even though it has been less than a week, a lot of weight is off my shoulders. I can breathe easily. I don't feel like shit when I come into work. I feel like a person. Food, snacks and drink provided by my boss. People check up on me and if I need help, they get up and help. I don't have to work double shifts anymore. I have weekends off. I have holidays off. I am growing. I can't even stress how nice it already feels. Every year I feel a little bit of myself grow more and more and some parts of me is just not happy because of the fact I felt held back. I am very grateful for this opportunity to grow and learn.
Maybe I will start spending more time here as well. I spend some of my free time roleplaying on Tumblr and getting editing ideas but I think I should squeeze some time over here as well.