WORK, WORK, WORK
The other day, my boss scheduled a store meeting. As I prepared to drive to work that morning, I wondered just how this meeting would go, considering the personality differences encountered in the few months I have worked there.
At the start, my boss “suggested” we take notes, to make sure we remembered everything. Here are a few notes I took:
- Store is too neat.
- Store needs to be more clean.
- When writing on a piece of paper, use every line.
- When putting storage boxes back under tables, be sure to line them up exactly with the edges of the table.
- When handling storage boxes, be gentle. They are showing signs of wear.
- If using Windex and paper towels to clean the windows, don’t let the paper towel become too wet. It can leave streaks.
- Don’t line up the coffee mugs. Place them randomly on the display.
- Don’t tell her (boss) about things she already knows about (no one knew she already knew about those items) but communication needs to improve.
- Go slowly when ringing up a customer.
- Don’t go too slowly when ringing up a customer.
- Count correctly.
- Check that you counted correctly.
- Do it right the first time and there won’t be any problems (even if no instructions are given on how to do it right the first time).
- Ask more questions (at which point a co-worker asks a question; the response was a rather dismal attempt at enduring the fact that questions were asked)
Having just turned 30, it made me feel like I was fulfilling my purpose in life, listening to an hour and a half of instructions such as these.
‘TIS THE COLD/FLU/FEEL LIKE CRAP SEASON
In the past 7 weeks, I have been ill. Normally, I deal with numerous symptoms each day from Lyme disease, but in the past weeks symptoms such as runny nose, inability to breathe, inability to sleep, and headaches due to the massive amount of sinus issues have been added to the list.
Finally in desperation, I called my doctor. To counter the cold/flu-like symptoms, I did things such as:
- Make Elderberry syrup (great for fighting infections) multiple times
- Make bone broth soup
- Double up on Vitamin D
- Triple up on probiotic
- Quadruple up on Vitamin C
- To name a few…
After hearing my list of attempts I have made on my own, my doctor decided to put me on antibiotics. Ugh.
Although some would tell me to “suck it up,” that “everyone gets the flu,” my story is a bit different. I’ve dealt with Lyme for nearly 17 years. In the past 6 months I have bottomed out my adrenals at least once, messed up my hormonal balance (which affects everything), endured multiple migraines that lasted up to a week each, and now, dealt with a “cold” for almost 2 months.
I’d really like a break.
For selfish reasons, mostly. I’d like to find a new job. Something that doesn’t make me feel like an idiot…something that allows me to make a difference in others lives. I would like to go back to school. Education is important when thinking about a career. And yes, I’d like to pursue a career.
So in asking for a break in life, I’m really asking for a chance. A chance to prove that my life means something, something other than defeating the daily challenges that come with Lyme disease.
Ah, my life.
The life of a Lymie.