I feel like I literally hit a refresh button on my life. My life 3 months ago is the opposite of it now. And the life I had 3 months ago had basically been my life for the past 5-6years, in certain aspects for the past 8.
I have been working crappy retail jobs for the past 8, eager to get into an office with a potential for a marketing career.
Now thats what I’m doing. I found out today our commissions (which are on top of a base salary) are automatically paid as if the quotas were met for the first 2 months, which means an extra $2000 just for completing the training basically. $1000 is given a month after that for sticking with the company for 90days. I can refer people and if they get hired, I make $500 per referral. The average person who meets quota gets an extra $1600 per month, people who do extremely well make around $4-5k in commissions. The base salary pays all my rent and 2 weeks of groceries in 1 check. Theres a corporate gym for $15 a month in my building. We get discounts on tickets for events and movies, trips, and with a variety of other companies. Its located in a beautiful town with nice scenery. They pay school tuitions up to $8k a year and will pay for you to learn spanish on site or online then give you a raise if you learn it fluently. I get a free company phone. And theres more amazingness to it, but whats best for me is after a year you can do their shadowing program. You shadow an executive in ant department you choose, get to assist in projects and if you do well they will hire you for that department. In my case, marketing. I love this job, I’m excited to go to it, and I already formed a few friendships with some coworkers.
One of those coworkers happens to be the guy I’m seeing. Yepp, check this: I work with the person I’ve been seeing for almost 3 months now. He referred me and I was recruited before he referred me, so I felt like it was a sign to take it & I’m so happy I did. We drive to and from work together, hangout afterwards and exchange smiles whenever we see eachother at the office. Also, the company is okay with this and they are tattoo friendly. But back to Paul, things are going so fantasically well with him.
He is extremely different than everyone else I dated. I have to admit when I was 16 to probably last year, I swore to myself I would never end up in my hometown dating someone from my high school, much less someone who was a guido lol. I tease him about this all the time: “noone would see us together, the former guido with the pale alternative girl.” But we compliment eachother so well in everything so far, things are just so incredibly easy and amazing with him. And check this: my new apartment is down the street from his place. Like wtf universe, I mean damn I feel like I won a life quality lottery.
My new apartment is the next subject. My aunt and uncle are landlords of a beautiful apartment, and the cheapest in this area for the size. Its only $800 a month with everything included. It has a huge bedroom, even bigger living room, medium sized kitchen, lovely bathroom, and an inscreened porch that will be my smoke room. I love this apartment and I’ve been wanting to rent it for the past 5years but they always had a tenant when I was looking and our family relationship was not the strongest.
Now onto my family. My mom and I have never gotten along that well, we love eachother definitely but we do things very differently and have different priorities. She has been the most perfect mom ever these past few months. She really has been there for me and she’s so much more understanding than ever before. My mom actually seems to approve of Paul thus far too, which is so rare. As I already said, my aunt and uncle are renting me the best apartment ever, my other aunt and uncle work for the same company as me but in a different office and didn’t even know I applied but were very proud when I got hired and encouraging. So this job not only is an amazing opportunity for my career, but its with someone I’m falling for, in a company I know can give you a comfortable life (my aunt and uncles life say that for sure and they both earned all of it bc of where they work), makes my mom proud of me, and affords me the right to rent from another part of my family. Everything is coming together so seamlessly.
The last area of my life—social life. I am almost not friends with anyone I have been friends with for the past 8 years. There are only 2 exceptions, and they’re gems. I have realized that I don’t want to be friends with most of those people anymore. I don’t like the two-faced crap, the bitter when I’m successful crap, the minimizing my problems compared to theirs when I had a very stressful day crap, the never growing up crap, etc. I want to surround myself with people who are real, who don’t throw eachother under the bus all the time, who know what loyalty is, who are not all about their significant other from day 1, who have the maturity and ambition to chase goals and hold great conversation. I have been spending time with people who fit this criteria, and life has been so peaceful.
I cannot express how happy I am, literally every single thing in my life changed these past 3 months for the better. I am blessed and grateful for every single person and opportunity I have.
This may be the “year” I have been hoping for for a very long time.
I move into my own apartment BY MYSELF Sept 1st.
I start my new job TOMORROW, and the base pay is $12.50 an hour plus easy commissions.
I adore the person I’m talking to & we’re really solid.
What is happening? I’m too happy right now.