Thursday, April 28, 2011

Life pre-wedding!

Hello! I know it's been a while, but life has been a little crazy! There have been some great changes! And here we go.....

I guess we'll start with the most exciting news! After months and months of searching I finally got a job as a Phlebotomist!!! I am now very grateful for every job that I have had in the past and my ability to stick with something even if I'm not enjoying it anymore, because I got this job based on my longevity with previous employers and my vast management experience. What can I say, I'm a damn good employee!
I was a little worried at first that I wouldn't get the job and kept over analyzing what I said in the interview and when a week rolled around I left work deflated and came to the conclusion that I did not get the job. As I walked to my car I looked at my phone and realize that I have a missed call. It's from the woman who interviewed me offering my the job! I was so excited and called her back the moment that I got in my car. The job was mine and I went in the next morning to fill out some paperwork for a background check.

That Saturday I put in my two weeks notice at Bath & Body Works. I was excited, but I still had to make it through that day and the next two weeks. And all those two weeks did was show me that I made the right decision. I have learned in my eight years in the customer service industry that while I do genuinely like people, I hate customers. I think shopping must bring out the worst in most. I don't understand that concept as I like shopping. But one big thing that I have learned in those eight years... To get good customer service, you must first be a good customer.
Then came my last day. I opened and was in an all around good mood! I chatted with my coworkers for most of the day and rang up customers. And then 5 o'clock rolled around and I was heading out. As I handed over my keys it hit me that I would not be seeing these girls on a daily basis anymore. I knew that was going to be the most difficult part about leaving.

So, now that I have started working I can honestly say that I love my job! I love that I have actually worked to get where I am and that I'm not done yet! I love that it actually takes some brain power to do this (although I have learned that it doesn't take much.) My one concern is that my mood will not last long. The only reason I have this concern is because there is a ton of negativity and I'm not a fan of negativity. But all I can do is stay positive and know that I am doing my part and keep my head up!
The thing I hate about starting new jobs is not having those friendships that I had at my previous job, but that will change with time. :)

Also about a week before the wedding (or was it less?) we finally planned out Honeymoon! I was excited that we were going on a seven day cruise to the Caribbean. At times I just wanted to fast forward through the few days left before the wedding and the wedding itself and go straight to the Honeymoon. I knew it was going to be a blast and I will post all about it very soon. (I actually have them lined out already, but it takes time to write a blog post. I'll get them out as soon as I can, but I have to do the Wedding post first.)
My biggest regret with the honeymoon was not taking many pictures. I may have to supplement some online pics for some places.

The wedding was such fun! I can't wait to tell you all about it!