“Welcome back Marge!”, said one coworker to another on the shuttle bus this morning. She must’ve been on vacation. It briefly reminded me of the coworker at my last job that would say “Welcome to work” every time someone started a shift.
I started that job 3 years ago.
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that things-life circumstances, jobs, attitudes towards life-do change.
I started my previous job this month in 2014. I left that job about a year-and-a-half later to pursue a career as a flight attendant. My life hasn’t been the same since then.
Things that have changed:
- I navigate airports at an insanely fast rate.
- I’ve become far more patient, and even compassionate.
- I own a car after not having had one for 2 years before getting this job.
- Even though I have hard days, I have a job that I actually love. Before this job, the other ones were just a paycheck.
- Possibly because of the above (and some other circumstances), I’ve become the healthiest that I’ve ever been mentally.
My life has also changed outwardly because my job was better. My salary nearly doubled, I bought a car a year ago, and now I’m about to embark on one of the most exciting life events yet:
I’m moving into my very own apartment.
After years of wanting to move, I can finally afford it and I’m ready. I sign the lease the first of next month.
Now here I am in a new year, sitting on an aircraft before sunrise, watching passengers board as I sip on an iced red eye. I start work in Charlotte, NC today.
So, to wrap up our early coffee date this morning, I’d say this:
If you find yourself in a stuck or unfavorable situation, be encouraged and don’t give up. Also, don’t make yourself miserable by comparing your life with someone else’s. You’ll get to where you want to be; I’m certain of it.
I’ll be living my life in anticipation of what will happen next… and I’ll be cheering you on, waiting to see what wonderful things shall happen for you.
Because it will happen for you. I know it.