Last evening was my last class of the semester. It was pretty easy; just an oral presentation. I think I have decided to get my A.A. in Mass Communications this Fall and my A.S. in Office Management the following semester. I’m very close to obtaining both of these degrees which will keep my options open for my B.A. and will also give me some credibility when applying for a job in the meantime.
The job situation right now is pretty dismal and my flexibility is limited for work hours, so I decided to talk with Troy, the Store Manager at Starbucks about working for him. I really respect him as a manager and during the course of our conversation felt that coming back to Starbucks would allow me to learn a lot and flex my management muscles.
As I was talking with him about becoming a shift manager and beyond, I got to ask him a few questions and really glean from his experiences thus far. I am looking forward to learning more, but realize this may be a slow process. I was worried that working for Starbucks again would shove me back into a time period and person that I no longer want to be, but during our conversation and from the experience of the classes I’ve taken, I realize that I am different and more importantly, have a better support system. It will be up to me to continue on this journey, but I feel confident that I will shine during this experience, although I still have a lot to learn.
I have also been tossing around a future idea about opening my own business. This wouldn’t happen anytime soon, but I am slowly but surely gathering the information and experience I would need to sustain such an idea. For the past two years I have learned so much about myself, who I am and what I value. The most important fact being- this is my life. What I decide to do with it is up to me. I now have a partner to consider, but ultimately our responsibility is to help each other along the way.
So. This summer will be spent, working, knitting, traveling and missing my kids. Funny, how the summers seem to be lazy for Floridians and crazy-hectic for other states. Bring on the heat!