Today was my last day at work before I leave for college. It was bittersweet. On the one hand, I couldn't wait to get away from the whole retail experience with snotty customers asking stupid questions and, in turn, treating me like I was the stupid one. On the other hand, I'll miss the people--some of them, anyway ;-). I have literally worked there since I graduated high school, and part time through the two years I was attending the local community college, and then full time for a year after I finished my two year degree. It's like closing another chapter of my life. I mean, I know I'll be back in the summer, but it's just not the same. The reality that I'm actually going away to college is finally, slowly sinking in. I can't help but wonder how people will talk about me. The ones that reminisce about the good ol' days with their favorite store managers, and favorite co-workers that aren't there anymore. I know the people that will count me as a favorite. It's kind of fun wondering who won't. Well, fun in a rather twisted way. I wonder what aspects will go to pieces that I usually took care of. Like checking the expiration dates on the Lindt and Godiva chocolates, and putting the hangers up in an organized fashion. I've seen how much of a mess they can be when I'm off for one day :-). Ahhhhh, but I won't have to deal with that any more. I saw a couple pallets of giftwares marked "Christmas" in the back yesterday and I just laughed. And it felt good. I'll be able to shop on Black Friday this year instead of working it--although how much money I'll actually spend is another matter entirely!
I'm trying not to think about all the stuff I have to go through and pack. Like my clothes. That sound you hear is me whimpering. And books, and movies....yes, I know I am going to college to learn, but I have to have something to keep me sane! Oh, yeah, and beads....well, those are mostly always packed in their little organizers anyway, so it's a simple matter of getting them into another box.
SPEAKING OF BEADS AND JEWELRY!
I'm having a sale in my Etsy Shop to help clear out some jewlery! So with the coupon code PACKITUP25, you can get 25% off storewide! Go for it! You know you want to! ;-)