In the Fall of 2009, our family began a very slow, sometimes painful transition. With the dramatic down turn in the milk prices our business began to suffer and it became apparent that I needed to find a job. When lots of people were losing their jobs, mine was easy to find... because of good friends. While I appreciated the opportunity and the job I was offered, I saw it as a part time/temporary position. I still held out hope that things would change (for the better) and it wouldn't be necessary for me to work anymore. At least that's what I was hoping. It wasn't the job that bothered me so much as it was my perceived loss of freedom and the loss of control over our financial situation.
My part-time/temporary position lasted 921 days.
Today was my last day at Heritage Ford and I'm feeling a little sad. As much as I'm looking forward to the new opportunity before me, (more on that later) I'm so grateful for my time at the dealership. The blessings I've reaped from this experience are beyond explanation. I have met and worked with some incredible people who will remain dear friends. I have learned more than I could have imagined in areas that I had never before explored. I've been pushed out of my comfort zone on many occasions and for that I am extremely grateful because the experience has taught me a lot about myself and what I am able to accomplish.
But, my favorite part of the job was the laughter. And I laughed every day I went to work. Looking back on it now... it's exactly what I needed, when I needed it.
I'll still be working with Heritage Ford in the future... I can't completely walk away. These people have become family...
And you can't quit your family.