A job is what you do, while nurturing the dream.
I’ve had a job as a Virtual Assistant for the same company for seven years. It was offered to me around the time I was preparing to leave my marriage. It allows me to stay home with my daughter and support us financially.
I’m happy she was never home alone while I worked, but having this job weakened my face to face people skills. It’s easy to be kind from home.
Social media told me it was okay to stay home. I could use it to touch people. That was disappointing.
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In December I was offered a job at our local Pizzeria. I’ve never worked in a restaurant, or run a cash register. I must not really look the part because people are surprised to see me behind the counter.
Heck, I’m surprised to be behind the counter!
It’s the most fun job I’ve had in a long time.
My past jobs have been serious business. They were performance oriented and I tend to push myself to succeed at what’s in front of me. This is different.
I’m there to be kind. Not overachieve.
I’ve been there long enough now where some of the same customers come in, and it’s like seeing family.
The kitchen staff is like family as well.
One of them asked me, “What do you do?”
I gave him my list of skills, helping to run a successful company but he didn’t seem impressed.
On the way out of the kitchen I commented, “And I’m a writer.” He raced out front and said, “Now you have my full attention!” Isn’t that funny?
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It’s only two evenings a week which is perfect.
God pushed me out my front door and into this Pizzeria. I’m in training to be consistently kind. I pray ‘to be kind‘, before walking in the door.
My idea of a successful life, is a satisfied life.