On Mondays I generally work alone with my boss, Dennis, during my second job. He's normally out in the warehouse working or up in the office so Mondays are generally just me on the floor until closing time. This Monday, however, Dennis pulled me aside and asked if I was ready to move on from my first job. I told him I've been ready for a long time, especially since my paycheck has bounced six times this year and my bank is starting to get annoyed with me. Dennis then told me to put in my two weeks' at Big Town Hero.
I now work five hours a day instead of just three there. Starting January, I'll be getting 30 hours a week to train me and a raise. Once I'm ready to go, Dennis will bring me on full time. He's told me that he wants to get an IRA started up for me where he will match everything I put into it and he wants to get me some insurance so my health can be taken care of. He's also promised not to let anything happen to me that will damage my wrists further.
I'm being offered a job- a -real- job. A job where I'll get to grow. A job that I can wake up every morning without dreading, a job where I can express my faith without having to put a muzzle on, a job that will take care of me. A real...real job. No more food service, minimum wage, part time, "Just go to work and pay the bills" sort of gigs. I'm finally able to settle into a consistent lifestyle and start saving up for a house, for a car, and for my future. I can finally stop doing tasks that damage my wrists and make simply living a chore. Maybe I can start to recover? I don't know. It's beyond words. I know it's not a glamorous career but I've never wanted that. I just wanted to work with people that cared, able to be myself, able to save up enough for a house, and able to pay my bills.
The next few weeks will be hard. I'm on my feet for well over 12 hours a day and I only have one day a week off from work completely. I also have to really shine so my new boss is confident in his decision and moves me into full-time faster.
I just can't believe it. God is good, guys. It was a Godsend that I got this job in the first place. It was a Godsend that Dennis would employ someone who sobbed her heart out at the interview and just asked for a chance to prove that her wrists wouldn't slow her down. It was a Godsend that everyone in the business did their part to help me compensate for my shortcomings by giving me projects that appealed to my strengths. I'm blessed, I truly am. My wrists hurt and little tasks are difficult but in the course of things, I have learned something I lacked in the past- patience. I would rush things and push myself hard. Now I have to stop and think about what I'm doing before I start, knowing anything could damage me. My art was rushed and heartless. Now I spend days on a sketch so I don't push myself too hard and oddly... I see improvement.
There's a reason for everything. I'm just beyond words right now. ;3; Thank you for your prayers and support!Doing art...Adoptables?
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C.S. LewisCommissions & Trades I'm waiting on:
Some of these are pretty recent but there are a few that are slowly gathering dust. I'm leaving them up as a reminder to myself (and hopefully the other artists involved).
At this point...these sit here as "Buyer Bewares":
Two character full body lineart from
- My end of the trade is complete as of September 14, 2009
Five Chibis from
- Paid on December 29,2012 | 1/5 received |Latest ParaChiMar Artwork: Legacy of Para group on DA!
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