Training Day

Yesterday I mentioned starting a new job as a cook in a restaurant. I figured I would share my update with you on how that went….

It was awesome ๐Ÿ™‚

Although I came home reeking of seafood I couldn’t have been happier. My first day on the job was breading seafood. Haddock, clams, and scallops. The radio was playing tunes from the local radio station (is it just me or do they need to switch up their playlist just a tad?), people were bustling about with smiles and not so PG jokes to be told. It didn’t hurt that I received a warm welcome from everyone I crossed paths with that day.

A comforting feeling,not to mention I was given vanilla and chocolate soft serve ice cream to bring home. Something tells me I am not going to go hungry as long as I work there.

So yeah the shift started out with me breading seafood. At first, it looked like that I Love Lucy episode where they are trying to keep up with the chocolates on the conveyor belt and end up eating a bunch of them instead.

No, I did not eat raw seafood to keep up (even when I lived in Vancouver I could not get into sushi) but I did eventually find my rhythm and once I did, it was smooth sailing from there. My main goal was to not get in the way of my teammates and prove I can catch on quick. Mission accomplished ๐Ÿ™‚

I go back today for round 2 and I am looking forward to it. Working in a kitchen might not be the most glamorous job in the world but it works for me. It was so nice to be moving around, listening to music, cracking jokes and going home with the knowledge that my work (even though I am still in training mode) was appreciated and I actually helped make the dinner rush a success.

Oh on a side note, I mentioned I came home reeking of seafood that night…our two cats Charlie and Miss Belle were especially fond of me when I arrived and I couldn’t figure out why until my better half ย pointed out the smell. I went a bit nose blind during my shift but he did not lol.

So that’s day one on the job in a nutshell. As mentioned in my last post just taking things one day at a time. In this moment I feel like I am on the right track. I’ll keep you posted as things evolve ๐Ÿ™‚

Take Care! โค






Checking In

So in my last two posts I have mentioned going through a medication change/withdrawal. It’s been a bit of a bumpy ride but that being said I see the dust starting to settle and today I am feeling especially grateful.

When I moved home back in July, I started looking for a place to live and a place to work. I have a place to live – check…I did have a job… check?

The thing is, the first job was not for me…I knew this in my gut but I decided to give things a chance anyway…my gut was right. My gut is always right and in this particular instance I was not too thrilled about it but I bit the bullet and left before it became too much.

Turns out call center work is not my calling.

The whole time I’ve been home I have been thinking about applying for a job at a restaurant just up the road from where I live but I put it on the backburner to go for the call center job because it seemed like the better deal. When that didn’t pan out I thought of the restaurant again except this time I was worried I had shot myself in the foot by not going for it the first time.

I bit the bullet again and… it paid off. I start my shift at the restaurant today for some training. I’m going to be a cook there. I am excited. I love working hands on and moving around. It doesn’t hurt I also have restaurant experience under my belt so this is not my first rodeo.

Did I mention I can walk to work in under 10 mins? As someone who has yet to acquire a drivers license this is a huge relief.

I have prayed a lot since my move home. As mentioned in my last post, prayer is powerful. I feel my prayers were answered today and I pray I continue my journey with a steady paycheck.

For those of you feeling the struggle. Pray. Even if you don’t believe in anything or anyone at least believe in yourself…and pray. I don’t care if you pray to a rock. At the very least give it a chance. You may be pleasantly surprised by what transpires when you do. If you don’t want to pray, no worries I will pray for you ๐Ÿ™‚

Anyhoooo, that wraps up today’s post. I will keep you in the loop as things evolve. I am just taking things one day at a time.

Take Care โค