I called it from the beginning; I just knew that this was going to be a good year for me.
I haven’t even been twenty-three for two whole weeks yet, and I’ve already had the chance to see Lorde perform live, I’ve flown to Florida without adult-like adults, I’ve earned my driver’s license, I’ve got a car, and now…I’ve got a job.
Well, technically, I’ve always had a job, but it’s officially official. I’m no longer working as a temp, and I am beyond excited. Excited to be rightfully paid for the amount of work I’m doing, for the paid time off, for tuition reimbursement—all of it. I cannot be happier than I am right now.
Which is actually kind of sad, considering this is something most people do all of the time. But you see, I’ve been working at this joint for two and a half years, jumping from one department to the next, just kind of floating around in circles, waiting for the opportunity to take a full time position. Then I was placed in the Intake Department, and I’ve kind of fallen in like with it (I can’t quite say love…I’m only human). I like the atmosphere, the girls I work with, the hustle and bustle. There isn’t much to complain about, really.
So I’m just in a really good mood right now because I will officially be a full time employee as of Monday.
I’m excited to not have to worry about taking vacation time, and not getting paid for those days. I’m probably most excited about not having to worry about not being able to pay my bills.
And, honestly, the tuition reimbursement is the cherry on top. I just want to go back to school and get my damn diploma, and now’s my chance to do just that.
I am most grateful for this opportunity because my manager, Lisa, worked really hard to get me here. My department actually kind of likes me, and they helped me get here. Who would have known that I could actually be wanted? I don’t think that I have ever felt so welcome and wanted in my life. It brings a comfort and warmth to my heart to know that the ladies in my department kept their arms open for me in their little family. I don’t know if this is my forever place, but it’s most definitely my place for now.
I am happy to say that my mind can finally take a deep breath and relax for right now. After all this time, my life finally feels like it is moving forward, and looking up.