I've been working as a part time merchandiser for two years and with pride I'm glad to say I was awarded Rep of the Month. The turn that my life has taken over the past 3 years has not been one that I would have necessarily outlined for myself. But, because it hasn't been what I've dreamed of or even envisioned for myself doesn't mean I should've given up. I still have dreams. I still have goals. I still aspire to be the best me. I still hope to publish my book. The path may be a bit rocky but as long as I remain determined it's a possibility.
Which brings me to this Rep of the Month recognition. Day in and day out I'd go to my part time job and feel unappreciated and sometimes like i'm just a number or a cog in very big machine. But for the first time in more years than I can recall I felt noticed. I felt recognized and appreciated. For the first time I realized that yes I have two jobs including this PT job and yes I do a good job at both. I can easily complain and trust me I do (just ask those closest to me), but at the end of the day I know that I do my best. I also know that at the end of the day, I have an ultimate goal and if along the way I'm recognized for my work ethic then that goal when achieved will be all the more sweeter.