My life isn't where I want it to be, but being able to dream keeps me sane. (As does writing.)
And I did something yesterday that I still can't believe I did. It isn't earth-shattering in the least, but it was a huge step.
I currently work full-time (with no benefits and almost two years without a raise) at a hotel in a nearby city. (I like outside of a one stop light town.) I want to be able to buy a car and in about a year (possibly) buy a house. I've decided. It's time for things to change. I've been loking for a part-time evening job. It's more difficult then I thought. A lot of (most of) the part-time jobs in the area seem to be during the day. My current job is set - 5 days a week, 7 AM - 3 PM. And that works, for the most part.
I've been working here for 6 years 3 months.
I sent out a cover letter and resume for a job at a bank in a town close by. It's full-time.
Here's the thing. I'm very good friends with the General Manager. (There's an owner above her and he's the problem when it comes to most things). Our families go bowling together and she and I have taken trips together. (There's one coming up in a couple of weeks. We're going to a Janet Evanovich book signing). And I'm not sure how she'll take it. Not that anything has happened with it, but it's like sending that out has freed me in a way.
I don't feel like I'm stuck here that it's my choice t leave. Am I worried about what my friend/GM is going to think? Yes. But I think she will ultimately support me a she has done with nearly everything else since we became friends.
It's nerve-wracking though.
Wish me luck!