This is a special Thank You to everyone who tweeted, retweeted, entered giveaways, commented on posts, shared, liked and commented on Facebook, and everyone that visits Jenn’s Blah Blah Blog!
I wanted to take a minute to say, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! You’re awesome, amazing, cool, great, outstanding, out of the world, the best darn group in blog land! YUP, that’s you!
Thank You For Helping Jenn’s Blah Blah Blog Win A Trip To L.A. California To Meet Flo the Progressive Gal!
It’s because of you, Jenn’s Blah Blah Blog is super-duper excited to announce we’ve won the trip to meet Flo The Progressive Gal! We’re not exactly sure when, sometime in late January or early February my husband and I will be meeting Flo. We’ll fly to L.A., California! I seriously owe all of it to you, my fabulous supportive friends!
I cannot tell you how blessed I feel, not to have won this trip, but I learned what an awesome support system I have. Regardless if I won or lost, I would have felt like a winner. I looked forward to reading everyone’s comments, checking out all the tweets and retweets, jumping on Facebook and chatting with my friends. I had some many people ask me what I needed help with, how I was doing, and let me know that they had my back! WOW, that’s an awesome feeling.
I’ve been dealing with a lot lately, I cannot tell you how much all this means. I’ve been planning on quitting my job come March, most of you already know that. Well there’s been a change of plans. I think someone more powerful than myself has decided it’s time to move on.
I don’t know if I would have stepped away from my job come March. I would have held my breath and prayed that everything got better. I’ve been working 10-14 hours days for the last 6 months, extremely short-handed. All I get from my boss is bitched at, the numbers are not there, things are not good enough, what will I do to fix them, blah blah blah. Where’s the support, the what can I do to help you? I don’t know, yea I know I am supposed to be able to lead my team to success, but it’s hard when you’re trying to be four different people in one day. To be 100% honest with enough is enough.
I am a super strong person that can take care of business, but I have to tell you I’ve never felt so rundown and unappreciated in my life. Especially when I am giving 150%, I was putting work before the needs of my family. Not for the job, but because I thought I had to have the job to give my family a good life. You know, have plenty of money, and all that materialistic bullshit that in the end doesn’t matter. I lost my head, and it will never happen again. There will never be a job that will be priority over my children.
My husband told it to me best. I was upset about the situation, being scared that I wont be able to give my children a good life. I want them to grow up better than I did, I think most parents do. My husband set me straight. He told me, “What do you remember about your childhood?” Okay so I thought about it, I remember certain little things that make me smile, smells, and how much my parents loved me. I don’t remember what presents I received. Why, none of that crap matters. Yea, I remember being broke, but it’s not what I hold in my heart. I hold memories, and my family close to my heart!
A person can only be unhappy for so long, before it really starts to get to them. I think that’s where I have been for the last year, it’s really been getting to me, and I know my family feels the stress as well.
I have been stressing, how we’re going to make it without my income, but I need to remember that everything happens for a reason. I honestly don’t know if I would have ever left my job. I think this is the only way I’ll leave. I know I have been unhappy, but I have also been at the same job for the last 7 years, started as a teller and will be leaving as a store manager. I made good money, so leaving a consistent paycheck for the unknown is scary, but its the road that I am supposed to take. It feel good, and everything seems to be falling into place. I know in a few months, I will look back at this and thank god for the way things happened.
Okay, sorry to have gone so far off subject, but this really means a lot to me! So this was wonderful news, and really made my day, my week and the next few months! I owe it all to you, my fabulous friends! I cannot thank you enough, you have helped me more than you will ever know!