I will be getting my tax return back this week. So excited. But then it hit me, I haven’t even put in any applications yet. I need a full time day time M-F job in order to move out. Not impossible. Not easy though. If I wasn’t a single mom it wouldn’t be so hard finding work to accommodate my home responsibility.
I hate giving my notice anywhere. I hate knowing I’m going to leave the hotel short handed but I need this. I need to find my gumption and get it done if I’m going to meet my hopeful move day on April 1st. I refuse to let April Fools Day be a joke though.
I have 2 possibles. The office of a pest control company taking appointments. Pays well with benefits but I am hesitant because they may lay off in the fall… They’ve been advertising for months and I don’t understand why it hasn’t been filled. Or if it’s really just seasonal and doesn’t say it in the listing. The occasional Saturday morning isn’t so bad. It’s about a half hour drive, 20 min once I move. I drive 20 minutes now. The other is a receptionist at an animal hospital. M-F latest shift is til 6. But I don’t know the pay or benefit options. It sounds more appealing than being on the phone talking bugs. But then I have to worry about lizards and snakes. People don’t take pet spiders to the vet do they? Dogs cats birds turtles frogs rodents (except pet rats) I’m all for. There’s a very slim chance there’s still an auditor position still open at a professional cleaning service. They are the ones who go in and clean up water mold smoke damage. I’d be in the office M-F 8-4. Perfect shift. But it’s a long shot it’s still open. I’m an auditor now at the hotel and I kind of like the job title.
So this week I need to find some big girl panties, pull them up and start applying to my future. I really want my own place again. My son and I have been sharing space with my mom for about 4.5 yrs now. We are ready to get our own lives back.
So hopefully here in a week or two I’m writing about interviews, my last night at the hotel. And maybe looking at apartments. Y’all might need to stay on me. Gentle reminders that I need to get over my irrational fear of having to tell my managers I’m leaving.