The ladies that worked at the store that Magpies bought out, have had to adapt to new management and new employees, new rules, same place but different store. I'm sure they feel invaded.
The new owner has a 2 hour commute...1 hour there and 1 hour home stealing from her family time. As well, she left another location where all her closest friends still remain.
The manager has had major life adjustments these past few months including getting married and getting pregnant and moving out to Cypress. She also left her good friends in the big city.
The other new employee besides me is a longtime employee of Magpies but transferred out to Cypress...so she, too, left long-time friends behind.
So while I had a peace about leaving a job that I loved and I thank God for this new job falling in my lap, it hasn't been all that easy. My changes aren't all bad...quite the contrary. I'm making new friends, but I miss my old ones. I'm working different hours but I'm adapting. I am loving my Mondays off. But I did work for the last 7 years with 5 year olds. And those kids were my chaos and my daily hugs. And they made me laugh.
I miss laughing. I know I sound like a broken record. But it's so true. I have got to have laughter...it's like oxygen to me.
I had a long talk the other night with one of my "teacher" friends. She told me some funny kid stories and I expressed to her how much I am missing all of that. She showed me some love the next day by sending me some pictures.
Ahh....a much needed laugh. Thanks my friend!
I get by with a little help from my friends.