I do apologise for being a bit quiet on my blog the past fortnight, but to say I’ve had a mixture of one would be a huge understatement! I would have written a review, or even any other type of post but I just felt the need to write about this this evening.
Basically a fortnight ago I did some damage to my car… I was gutted, crying and even had a panic attack. I did it trying to rush away from work, a stupid silly mistake that I regret doing so much.
Sadly the damage needs to be fixed and paid for, which I won’t be able to do until after Christmas. I wanted to get it done as soon as possible but it just isn’t going to happen this side of Christmas.
To be honest with what happened with my car, it left me feeling really depressed. I already felt crappy and low but that just seemed to add so much on top of it. I constantly flooded myself with guilt and only the past couple of days have I actually started to feel better.
My dad and Dane have both been really helpful with sorting out my car and I don’t think I can thank them both enough than I already have.
As you see from the title of this post, every cloud has a silver lining, and I bet you’re wondering where that comes into play with my car?
Well… I start a new job on Monday and I am so bloody excited! I left my previous job today and it’s strange thinking that I won’t need to go back in on Friday (tomorrow is usually my day off).
I did wonder if I would get emotional and upset when leaving that job, but alas that isn’t the case and I actually feel kinda okay about leaving. I don’t feel happy about it but I feel like I’m making a huge change and one I really needed for quite some time now.
Let’s just put it this way, I have been working in retail/hospitality since I was 22 and although that’s only 5 years, that’s just 5 years too many for me. I hate working in retail and hospitality and honestly I think everyone should have work experience at least in it so they can see how it feels.
It’s so shitty when a customer is nasty to you about something that is out of your control and it’s especially shitty when you don’t even get a simple please and thank you.
It isn’t just the customers though that makes retail and hospitality crap, it’s the whole working bank holidays, Christmas and weekends. I know that sounds pathetic but I missed having weekends off so much whilst working my previous job. I worked every other weekend and to be honest that was enough! Weekends went by quickly and I couldn’t really complain, but it always sucked if me and Dane had birthdays and events happening during my weekends in work. We would either have to go to events and leave super early for me working early the next day, not go at all or use up all my holiday time on weekends.
When I think about it, if there is one thing I’ll miss about my previous job it’s the people I go on with and had “banter” with during my shifts. I could name at least a handful of people who really knew how to cheer me up on days when I felt at my worst, but I won’t. If they read this post, I’m sure they’ll know who they are!
Since moving from my old position in the store to the one I was doing when I left, I have met some incredible people and ones I feel like I’ve now got as friends for life (well… I hope so anyway!). I’m just sad I won’t get to see them every day anymore and have a laugh. We are planning to hang out and do stuff anyway, so that’ll be awesome.
I’ll also miss my discount, I’ve never had a discount so good!
I don’t particularly want to go into too much detail about my new job as I of course want to keep some privacy on here. I never really spoke about where I worked in my previous job and I don’t really intend to for a while, if at all.
The only thing I’ll say about my new job is that it’s in administration, which I have been wanting to do for years, probably for the past 2-3 years to be honest. I start on Monday and I feel a mixture of excited and nervous, you know the usual first day feelings of a new job!
One thing I am excited for at the moment is meeting up with my best friend Gabriella and our friend Megan in a couple of days to go for a girly day out! I need some new clothing for my new job so I need some help and honest opinions with outfits, etc. As well as that we’ll more than likely hunt around for some Japanese food to eat too!
To be honest it was only due to what happened to my car that I tried for my new job. I wonder if I’d have even tried for it if I haven’t of done what I had to my car.
I used to always say, “Everything happens for a reason.” But was put off due to people being offended by the saying. The older I get, the more I realise that it’s still a good saying and one I should start using again.
I’m so excited to share my future stories of the next step in my career and of course I will do a haul post for all the new office threads I get!
Again, I am sorry for being a tad quiet lately. I’ve just felt so crappy and tired. I’m sure this won’t be as frequent as it used to be with my old job. I won’t need to wake up until 7am for work now instead of 4.30am (I’m seriously not even joking…).
What have my readers been up to lately? Have you started your Christmas shopping yet? Make sure to let me know in the comments if not over on my Twitter account @maybeecoffee
Until next time, take care all!