When you look back in time, there are moments in life that are most impactful, there are moments that bring you back to your younger days, and there are moments when you know its time to move on.
Yesterday at 350pm I got called to the managers office and was informed that I was transfered. Transfers in my company occur on Mondays, so I was kind of expecting it, and once I was called, I waved goodbye to the GM person and said "you'll miss me when I don't come back."
When I started working in 2000, it was a simple high school job. I worked there because my friends did, but as time went on, most of them left and went there own ways, but I remained. Over the course of the past 16 years, I always drove by my high school, and in the past few months said to myself one of these days will be the last. One of these days will be a change of scenary and a different drive. Next Monday, I drive the other way, a way closer to my favorite bars, restaurants, and stores. Its still close, so I can backroad it. In the past month, a co-worker got me into walking. It actually hasn't been too long, it started on May 20th andthe first few walks were past my high school. Living in the same town as I work, I haven't walked around town, or the center, or even past the high school since I left it in 2000, but I did and I guess we can say I finally went full circle, going back to my past in order to get up and get out of my unhealthy ways and branch out and be more active and enjoy life.
So last night at Kings Bowling, everything came back together. It was a great night with a lot of past co-workers and friends. Everyone there was happy, upbeat, surprised, and positive about my transfer, so I wouldn't have had it any other way, to spend time with those who made me who I am today, from past dairy and grocery managers, to admin and corporate suits, and my current circle of hang out get drunk and have fun friends.
I woke up after only 3 hours of sleep, and getting home ar 1145pm, I laid in bed thinking and decided its time to clear my mind and just type.
My ex gf was there last night, and we had a few great chats. Unforunately she told me her dad passed away in April, but it was for the better. She was floored when I told her I got transfered, and told me her other ex no longer works in the company or the store I am going to.
When I look back in life, I see a lot of people come and go, venders, co-workers, and after work friends. Those who make the best impressions and are the most fun are the ones you keep in touch with the most when you leave and the ones you always want to hang out with in future times.
Everything happens for a reason, and this next step is for a purpose. I can't wait to get over to my new store and get started, but also I know its going to be a hard adjustment leaving a place I've worked at since I was in high school. Walking was the jumpstart to get my life on the right track and live a more healthy lifestyle, and now this transfer will help me grow, learn a new place, and eventually be the kick in the ass I need to move out of my house and become more and more independant.
Never forget your past, those in it make you you and stronger everyday!!
- lostways27 -