Saturday, October 4, 2008
Sunday, October 5th Marks 10 Years
I made it! Ten years at this company tomorrow. Whew! So far about 9 1/2 was about my limit. I hope to retire from where I am now, but you never know, especially with this wavering economy. I have worked a lot of jobs over the last, ugh, twenty six years. Mostly part time jobs as I worked full time jobs and most of the time went to school while doing that. I guess I just never really knew what I wanted to be when I grew up, besides a millionaire. Nope haven't made it to that one yet. Guess I have to just keep trying. Would be nice to work at something you love and not just have to work to pay the bills. I wonder if the few people out there that have it that lucky actually realize just how lucky they really are. My guess is they don't. Believe it or not I still remember what it was like to work when I really didn't have to. Those carefree days of living at home with mom and dad. When of course I was a teenager and knew everything. So much so that I couldn't wait to get into the working world and get out of their house and start living my own life. Boy what I would give to go back to those days of living under their house and just working for money to get the items I want instead of need. As Irony would have it too, no matter how much we try to tell today's youth that this is indeed the best years of their life and that they should relish the pre-work days, they won't listen. Remember they know it all and we are just a bunch of silly people who couldn't possibly understand. Either way I look forward to and dread retirement all at the same time. I mean what do you do when you finally don't have to work? Not to mention my fears that so many loved ones may be lost and gone by then. Living in the here and now sometimes is so hard, because I know how fast the approaching future will be here. I know how much today will seem as if it were merely a dream. How I will long for these days back even though one might wonder at this moment why. I know why. It's a fleeting thought to think that some day it will all be gone and I'll be basically counting down to my own demise. For now though I celebrate my own achievement of making it ten years at a company that is really good to work for. I know some of the people out there that work with me may be saying "what is she talking about?" but trust me I have worked a lot of jobs and they all have their frustrations, but this one is paid well and has good benefits. I've worked harder for a lot less. I'm thankful for my blessings you might say. So for now I'm going to enjoy life the best I can and I'm counting down to Wednesday when I can go to the new target and look at purses. Below here is a picture of one of my favorites in my collection. Well, happy trails to you, until we meet again. Or at least until tomorrow. Ten years! Whew Who!