Friday, 7 October 2016

Reflecting on Past Summer Jobs

I don’t know if you ever take the time to reflect on where you have been in life, but from time to time, I do.  It is good to look back to see where we have been and where we are going, and by taking a stroll down memory lane, you really appreciate where you are at the present time.  At least that is how it has worked for me, and it serves as a means of motivation to get me going when I feel that I am out of energy.

I found myself daydreaming between classes today thinking about the jobs I have had over the last few years.  They have shaped me into the person I am today, and there are times in my life where I use the skills that I developed at them.  If you were to look at my resume, you would see a broad tapestry of jobs, from working in water damage restoration valencia, to flipping burgers in a McDonalds in L.A., to my few days working in a pig barn.

I know that you might think that some of these jobs didn’t give me the skills I needed to pursue my college degree, but I look at it this way: those jobs that I didn’t like taught me what I was not looking for in a career.

While I need to reflect on my life from time to time, there is always something to bring me back to the present – like my new job I am starting tomorrow.

Wish me luck!

Picking Out New Windows Monday

While I might be grown up and off to college, I make sure to take care of my parents when I can.  They raised me and took care of me when I needed it, and the least that I can do is take care of them as well.  So from time to time I head out to their home and work on the list of chores that they have for me to do.

Which is exactly what I am going to do on Monday.

My parents have been talking for some time now that they want to replace the windows on their home, but they just don’t know exactly which ones to buy.  They are always worried that they will pay too much and they count on me to find them a good price on just about everything.  The trick that I use is the internet as it makes it easy to research prices from many companies in the area and find them the best deals.

For the last few days I have been doing research on companies that offer windows in Glendale, and I think I found one that will work perfectly for them.  We are going to check out their store on Monday and hopefully get everything ordered and lined up to be installed.

It will be nice for them to get the windows done before winter rolls around.

Starting my New Job this Weekend

My New CustomerThe life of a college kid would not be complete without adding a job to an already overloaded workload provided by school.  But here I am, putting extra work on my plate so that I can have some spending money while at school.  You would think that I would have been smart and worked a little harder during the school year, but unfortunately, I didn’t.

Thankfully my job search didn’t take more than a month and I was able to find a job that is not too far off of campus.  I know that a lot of my friends are still looking for work, so I am not going to complain about working at a dog grooming studio.

It is better than nothing.

I start my new job tomorrow when I go in for training at 9 AM, and I am told that they will be giving me a couple of groomers aprons to wear while at work.  I am supposed to take these home on my days off to wash them, so I hope that I will be able to fit them into the one load of laundry that I do each week.

I don’t have any time to do more laundry or anything else thanks to school.

On that note, I should probably eat some supper, do a little studying and head off to bed – I don’t want to be late for my first day of work tomorrow.