For weeks I’ve been trying to get my mind right and my thoughts together. This process is all about sharing, and I have so much to say! Remember when I would gripe and complain about my job, even though I love it, because I felt like I was being overlooked and unappreciated? Hard work truly does pay off. I’ve been promoted, again! This time, I’ve gained management status. It’s been a long time coming, but I can honestly say that I’m ready for it. Not that I wasn’t capable before, but now I have more experience and I’m better equipped to run a store and lead a team.
For so long, I would ask God why I kept being overlooked. He had to work in me. He had to show me that there was more to the job than title changes and pay increases. I had to be mentally prepared. I had to have a love for my job. I had to build a good rapport with my team, so much so that they’d trust me and be comfortable with the transition as well. I had to work for the job that I wanted, not the one I had. It was all a process. One that involved some tears and frustration, and even moments of giving up. But I’m grateful for where I am now. I think I’ve fully acclimated into my role now. I believe this is Week 5, and I finally am getting the hang of this work-life balance. We been short-staffed so it’s been super busy and my brain is always on go. However, things are being regulated and I couldn’t be happier.
Today, I’m sharing all of this with you to let you know that patience is truly a virtue. Sometimes when things aren’t looking up, or you feel like you aren’t getting what you deserve, take a step back and try to see what God is trying to show you. Maybe there are some things you need to learn in order to proceed. We must trust His timing, but continue to put in the necessary work.