October 31, 2017

Not a Horrible Halloween This Year

Dramatic much, with the blog post? Yes, a lil dramatic but hey, in my mind it's warranted. Here's why.

Last year, on Halloween, I started the job from hades. I knew it was going to be hellacious, I cried when I accepted the job, I cried on my way home from my first day of training and I cried probably every week I was there. Awful, awful. 

I remember crying to Lynn and my sisters every day driving home the first week. And worrying I wouldn't be able to handle everything. Worrying about my life going forward. Worrying about people not showing up for shifts. Worrying, worrying, worrying. Yet knowing this was one of two full-time job offers I'd received in six months and this one was the 'right' one to take

Because the other one was easy. In an office. Something I was trying to get away from at the time. This one was the job people helped me get. Went out on a limb for with recommendations. So, naturally I couldn't turn it down after it was offered. Buck up, buttercup and all that jazz right?

Y'all, it was bad, no it was worse than I imagined. I had a feeling it would be chaos, a gut feeling in my stomach this was NOT for me and I was 100% correct. I mean, a full on three day gallbladder attack the weekend before my job starts must have been someone kind of warning, right? Because this job took a lot out of me.

Because of this job my health suffered. Because of this job I found myself floundering again. Because of this job I was tested. Because of this job I became someone I never believed could exist. Because of this job I didn't sleep. Because of this job I cried everyday. Because of this job fights with Le Husband happened frequently. Because of this job I doubted myself. Because of this job, I quit.

Before you stop reading because you think I'm ungrateful, trust me, I get it. I 100% understand that the job from hades was still THE JOB I prayed for so many many months. The job that took me from part time to full-time. From no benefits to benefits. From zero management skills to management of a team of sixteen. This job made me believe I could be a personal trainer full-time. This job brought me to some incredible friendships and people. This job taught me more about myself than I ever knew. This job qualified us for a house. This job was the first stepping stone towards a different life. 

Now here I am, a year later. On the brink of beginning my personal training career. Something I never in A MILLION years expected. One small step at a horrible job, made it all possible. 

Wishing you and yours a fun, safe and happy halloween!


  1. that's called 'paying your dues' which sucks balls but is a must! also, it just makes us appreciate what we have / our path right now, doesn't it?

  2. So incredibly proud of you! Look how far you have come in just a year. xoxo

  3. So happy you're on the path meant for you now. Sometimes we need the humps in life to get to where we're supposed to be. I truly believe that.

  4. Love that meme, it is so true! Adversity sometimes brings us to a great place, which it certainly has for you!

  5. What a crazy reminder of how much things can change in just a year! While I hate that you had to go through such a hard job, you're so right that you learned so much and got some great experience from it while you were there!

  6. That meme is so true!!! You are awesome and I hope you have a great Halloween!

  7. It's amazing how right our gut instincts can be. Love that meme, and definitely need to apply it to my current situation. SO happy you're in a much better place sweet friend <3
    Green Fashionista

  8. I'm so glad that you're in a place where you can look back and see how that experience got you to where you are. I'm really bad at that... and now, I can't wait to see where you go with what you've done so far! ;)


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