Tag Archives: store closing

“Something really depressing…like a Baby Gap”

24 Apr

Continuing through my stages of grief:

“People are always telling you that change is a good thing. But all they’re really saying is that something you didn’t want to happen at all has happened. My store is closing this week. I own a store…did I ever tell you that? It’s a lovely store. And in a week it will be something really depressing. Like a Baby Gap. Soon we’ll just be a memory. In fact, someone, some foolish person will probably think it’s a tribute to this city — the way it keeps changing on you, or the way you can never count on it, or something. I know because that’s the sort of thing I’m always saying, but the truth is —

“I’m heartbroken.

“I feel as if a part of me has died. And my mother has died all over again. And no one can ever make it right.”

 

Translation

20 Apr

Somebody grab a copy of You’ve Got Mail, put the box of Kleenex in the shopping bag and sit down to watch with me. The Ephron girls did a pretty good job getting the situational accuracy right, so now I’m going to offer a somewhat unfiltered translation of the subtext to give you a little slice of what my life at work is actually like right now.

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The world needs more lemonade

15 Apr

going out of business fixture sale #hiremeYou may have noticed I added a new category to the blog: “In which I fetch my pinks & hunt for jobs.”

I’m an anglophile. Couldn’t help it.

The job hunt continues.

The positives:

  • The social media social community. I adore you all. I love hearing from you and learning from you and knowing I am not alone. You are a blessing.
  • Positive meeting with a headhunter a week ago. She was lovely, and it was a great experience. I went solely with the attitude of making a new friend.
  • One week to the hour later I got a small freelance offer followed by a potential job lead. Hooray!
  • A long-time customer cried because she was worried about me losing my job. Another customer came back into the store to tell me she had heard of a social media job opening. I had to hug them both.
  • Because my insurance is about to expire, I was forced to go to the dentist. Rather than the usual torment I found a treasure. Best. Hygenist. Ever. Can’t wait to get new insurance so I can go again.
  • Celebrating that my co-worker has has found a new job, and my boss is very close to doing so. Yay!

I’ve got a great boss who tells me, “If we haven’t found a job yet, it just means that the right job isn’t ready yet.” Translation: don’t be impatient, Jennifer. God does love you. God is your provider. And He has not forgotten to open a door for you. Wait on Him. I keep having to remind myself the hurry is in my head, not His. Deep breath. Exhale. Continue reading