Yesterday was a very special, monumental day for me. After eight, long years working part-time in the grocery store and doubting my sanity, I finally quit :)
On the same day, I visited my old job, the one I had left just over two months ago to pursue another career opportunity. My new career is going really well except, it's not consistent. Because I just started and I'm new, I have to work my way up before I can land a long-term position and hopefully, eventually permanent. Some weeks I work every day, some days just four, three, two -- even one day a week, or half a day! It can be very difficult for someone just starting out who's wanting to get things in their life started, like a car eventually and an apartment. As much as I love and feel so blessed for having my new career, I found myself often missing my old job. At least there was consistency there, and when I left, I wrote several entries on how much I had loved my pleasant coworkers.
Well yesterday, since I didn't work, I went to pay my old coworkers a visit. It had been awhile since I'd seen them and I had told them I was always meaning to stop by. Who knew that when I'd go for a visit, my awesome boss would offer me part-time work based on my own convenience!
I feel like there must be some kind of major catch here because I've never felt so lucky or blessed job-wise! Not only do I have a flexible career job in the meantime and am completely out of the grocery store job from hell, but my old work let me come back and work for them whenever I am free. I am ecstatic right now!
The best part was, my awesome coworkers had no idea. My manager wanted to keep it a secret and surprise them next time I came in. The excitement and anticipation! Everyone was so shocked when they walked in and saw me, I love a good surprise!
It feels great to be back! I am very happy :D