Hello everyone. Everyone that still decides to read. There’s what? 2 of you? Anyway, it has been a hot minute since I’ve posted anything.
Good news though, I worked incredibly hard and I was able to leave my retail management job and find a new place to work! I actually went and jumped through a bunch of hoops and was able to get my Cosmetology Instructor License (not as easy as it sounds) and I’m currently working as an instructor for my old cosmo school! It is super exciting and even after just one full day on the job I’ve realized how less stressed out I am.
The last two weeks have been rough. I was training at my new job on my days off from my retail and waxing job. Basically the last two weeks I’ve been working doubles 6 days a week and had 2 days off (only because they were holidays). So it’s like I was working 3 jobs. It was INSANE. BUT today was my first official day at the new job, so I wanted to make sure I was ready to dive in so all that shadowing/training the last two weeks was WELL worth it. The cool thing about this is that I’m part-time at the school and part-time at my wax job. Instead of working 55 to 60 hours a week I’m really working about 40 to 45 hours. I am nervous because I feel like I need to work 1000 hours a week just to make enough money but I think I might surprise myself. If I am not making what I need to make I can ALWAYS add hours at the wax job. I originally wanted to do that but I forgot what it’s like to have a supportive boss that doesn’t want to work you to the bone. She told me that we could revisit adding any more hours after I settle in at my new job.
Okay so this is the best thing about having a non-retail job. The hours are great. I am less stressed so I’m able to sleep at night. I don’t have to bring the job home with me. I can actually have a life. I had brunch with a friend yesterday. BRUNCH IS A THING PEOPLE DO ON WEEKENDS. I have holidays off, better hours and I can even see my damn family for a holiday! It’s crazy.
I left my retail job for good last Saturday. It has been 3 whole days and I feel like my life has already drastically improved. I know I’m kinda like a kid in a candy store right now. Everything is shiny and new but honestly I haven’t felt this good in at least 6 years. I used to feel this way (this elated) about my retail job in the beginning, so I’m careful not to think that things couldn’t go south, because they could… but I honestly think this is going to go much better. The atmosphere is better, the schedule is amazing and the students are great (well most of them).
I’ve already felt the effects of having a less stressful life. I woke up today a little tired but I woke up, my coffee already brewed, had a short snuggle session with the cat and was able to get my face on too. This is because I had an entire hour to get my shit together before having to get on the road (my new commute is an additional 15 minutes, well worth it in the end). I poured my coffee into my travel mug and let it cool a bit (it’s insulated so I like to keep the lid off a good 20 minutes after I pour it so I don’t burn my tongue off on the way to work) worked on my makeup and brushed my teeth. Got the cat’s food bowl full (so needy) and I made my lunch for the day too. All of this and I was out the door on time. With my other job it seriously didn’t matter how early I woke up, it was a severe struggle to get myself out of bed and ready to go on time. I would lay in bed and not be able to move because I knew where I was going (and I didn’t want to go) and who was going to be there with me (not a fan of this person).
I got to work today and was caught off guard. The other instructor with me was in a car accident last night and was trying to line up a rental and all sorts of other stuff (good news, she’s okay. Her car is not) so I was all alone on the floor today. The solo instructor. It went so well. There were about 4 new to the floor students so they needed extra attention but it was slow enough that I was able to provide them with that, so. Before I knew it, it was time to get outta there.
I had a long ride home due to some snow flurries and traffic but honestly I wasn’t exhausted. This is where the realization happened. With my old job I wasn’t sleeping well/right I would wake up tired. With just enough time to brush my teeth and throw on some clothes I’d roll into work with half of my makeup worn off. I’d work and then go home. As soon as I got home I’d crash for a few hours. Then I wouldn’t be able to fall asleep until midnight-ish just to start the cycle again. On Thurs and Friday I would work doubles which made it even worse. But today was different. I worked a full shift, came home and wasn’t tired. I took care of some dishes in the sink, I removed my gel nails, I put on new polish, I heated up some leftovers for dinner and I watched a couple of episodes of a Netflix show. And now I’m here. I’m winding down for the night. I’m writing (something I love but never had the energy to do before) and in about an hour I’m going to get my face washed and prepped. Then I’ll read a little bit before hitting the sack about 8 hours before I need to be up.
This is the calmness I’ve been craving in my life. My schedule is pretty set so this is what it’s gonna be. I am content. I am less stressed. I think it’s insane that I was able to work a full day and come home and do fun things. It’s such a great feeling to know I can have a calm evening or, even go out with friends if I wanted to. It’s like my life has taken a 360. I just honestly cannot believe I had enough energy to not fall asleep immediately or just lob myself on the couch to watch television until I crashed.
I am really hoping I am able to write in this blog more. This would make me insanely happy. I want to write about fun topics, controversial things and just random shit.
I cannot believe I made it to this place in my life. I think 2018 is going to actually be my year. I am so excited to share this with you all!