Diary? Nothing that I wouldn't tell a client. Not everything that is written pertains to me or my life.
The things I see, hear...the people I talk to, all influence or impact my thoughts. Just saying!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Four Years


<-- snapshot in a hurry.
February is the anniversary month for my job. I got hired in January of 2007 and started my short apprenticeship in February. So it has been four years since I have worked as a hairdresser! I am happy to say, I only applied to one place, got hired, and worked there since. And even though in the time that I have worked there, the whole staff has turned, (not exactly a bad thing), I have learned something from each person that has once worked there and is to this day. From listening, watching, and assisting, you can pick up a few things here and there, constantly. I have also taken a lot out of talking to the various people I see in my chair, and am so grateful that my job can be such a rewarding place! I have a lot of appreciation and admiration for many people, weather past coworkers, present ones, and the many clients. It's good to look back and see myself from day one 'till now, the progression and change in myself. (We track numbers at my work place (all kinds of numbers) and it's really cool to see the growth from year one to this day. How many clients I have seen in this last year, and how much service sales I brought in, compared to the income I've actually received.)

And the fact that I have been working downtown for the last four years also means I have spent way too much money on parking (numerous tickets included) and food. Imagine that almost each day that I have worked, I went out to buy a latte and something to go with it! I like to walk out of the building for lunch so that I don't feel cooped up for the whole day, especially those days that I used to work for 12 hours! It's nice to see people on the streets, get fresh air, and move some muscles. So in saying that, I am proud to say that I have packed a lunch today! Maybe I can do half and half this year. Still get those delicious lattes but eat my own packed food. 'Cause I still like to run out of the salon and stroll downtown. About parking? Can't say much. When the weather's warmer I can incorporate my bike, but the prices are what they are!

So here's to a good and happy day at work!


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Well, work was very productive. Why aren't more days like that? Hmm. Exercise makes me crave more food. And packing a lunch ended up me being starving by the end of work!

But oh, homemade real chicken noodle soup was delicious. And I managed to sit in on an episode of Monk. I'm sorry if others don't think he's funny, but he is ridiculous!There's awkward and then there's beyond awkward!! Love it.
9:04 pm now.