May 30, 2013

Salary... Benefits... Holiday Picnics

It was cold in northern Ohio this past weekend (Memorial Day weekend). Sunny, but cold.

This past weekend I worked at the T-shirt store, the walls in this store are made out of cinder blocks. And with no heat there was no chance of getting warm.

It’s not the worst thing ever, but after several hours, I could not stop thinking about a hot tub and being in it.

Oh Ohio you never cease to amaze even us Ohioans. Let’s just be warm consistently already.

Sitting in the T-shirt shop, a shop I’ve worked at for the past five years, I couldn't help but think about my future. Working in Lakeside has been such a gift and spending five years working in this community has given me so much. I have a desire to be a part of this community someday. I desire to create family time that I see so much of here. This place is special.

And yet in looking at the future… I’m excited for professional work. I’m excited for a year round job, salary, benefits….

I’m excited to be off on holidays; Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day… I’m excited to have picnics with my family and make memories with my loved ones instead of just watching everyone else do that.

Summer work has always been very important to me. As a student for many years, summers were my time to make money. Now that I’m a student again, not much has changed. Summers are all about working hard, working two jobs and surviving until the end of August.

So here I am. Starting the journey of summer work again. I may not know what the future holds, but I’m treating this summer a little extra special just in case it’s my last of summer work. ;)

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