Friday, April 6, 2012

And The Decision Was Made

As hard as it was, it had to be made. I'm giving up my part time job at Josh Early to focus on those in my life who need me more. Such a hard thing to do, I've grown so fond of so many of the people at the store that it just hurts so much to say goodbye. I know in my heart it's not goodbye forever, my kids won't let me not stop in to see everyone and get a sample of something, it's like a bad habit you can't break.

There are some customers I will surely miss, and the special little things that Barry and Marcie do for everyone at different times of the year will be missed, but I know deep in my heart it was the best for my family and for my business. I need to focus, focus more on what my business needs and the future of my family.

Yesterday at the store, Barry and Marcie brought in someone who does massages so that the employees could have a few minutes of relaxation during this busy Easter time. It was sweet, not something I would think to take part in, but sweet none the less. Then the special Easter treat every year on the table, it shows just how much they appreciate their employees and it means alot.

When I got home last night, I noticed my paycheck felt different, as I opened it I realized, it's seed time!....I got a pack of sweet pea seeds with this attached to it

Who does that? Takes the time to create that cute card? Made me cry......sure I had
my ups and downs while working there for 2 1/2 years, but they really were some great people to work for. Like my family, they are family owned and operated. They throw a great September picnic to get ready for the holiday season, they support so many organizations, they are never shy about offering what they can and they are big supporters of the womens 5k in October.

I sure am gonna miss the place, the people, the fun times, the busy times and the smell, oh the smell...yeah, I'm gonna have to stop in often just to get that smell......Thank you Josh's been a great 2 1/2 years......I will surely miss you all

Kudos to Barry, Marcie, Lisa, Bub, Brian, Georgia, Carmen, Val, Nicole, Karen E., Anna, Karen, Sue, Kathy, Dianne, Debbie, Barb, Sandy, Ann, Delores, Laurel, Vicki, Donna, Peggy, Amy, Joy, Mary, Judy, Lilly, Claudia, Janice, Caroline, Joanie, Barb A., Norma (this is bad cause I know I'm missing people)

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Life Is Too Short

The past few days I have come to realize that life is way too short to let something stew.

I have been anxious over a decision I plan to make after Easter. Anxious because it will affect some people I have come to care about, but I still need to make the decision.

I spent the past few days visiting my Dad in the hospital. What we thought was a minor infection that could be treated and healed had turned into a heart issue. Heart issues are big deals. Without the heart....what do you have? It's been torment for me the past couple of days. Holding it together for my dad, for my kids, for my coworkers so I can get work done and not let them down. That's a few too many balls to juggle at once.

Dad is home now, I brought him home yesterday. I realized last night that there is no question in my mind what my decision has to be once Easter is over. Life is too short to be preoccupied with unnecessary things, it's time to focus on the people in my life who matter and who need me.

It's going to be a long week, but in the end, it's going to be the right decision. I know that now.