Thursday, July 24, 2008

New Beginnings

The last few days have been a whirl wind of new things for me. New beginnings in my life are taking place and and have begun. I am loving every single minute in this new phase of my life. In a recent post you can read it here I talked about how I was given the wonderful opportunity of being a SAHM and how after two years of doing this I found out it isn't what makes me happy or what I want to do with the rest of my life. As well Princess only has one more year of high school and then will be leaving the nest and it's time I do something for ME.

I took matters in my own hands after finally making this decision to look for a new career about one month ago and am so happy to say I found a job. Not just a job, but a career in which I think know I am going to be extremely happy in this new phase of mid life. I won't say exactly who I am working for now, but will tell you they are a Fortune 500 company that provides customer assistance for AT&T. They are a huge corporation with many branches throughout the US and fixing to open one up internationally. This newest branch I am working for is still being built and not even up and going yet. It's that new. I was one of about 100 chosen for now and they will be hiring up to 500 total in the coming months.

I will be a customer service rep. and this gives me the chance to work days, climb the ladder and go into training eventually, and best of all, I will be helping others. Out of all the jobs I have had in my life the one thing that is obvious when I thought about them is the fact that I have always chose them based on loving to help others.

For the first 9 weeks I am in training and it is so much fun. I had forgotten what it was like to be around other adults, have adult conversations, and to laugh, smile and enjoy being around people once more. For these last two years I had become a recluse of sorts. I am so much a people person it about damn near killed me. For the first 5 weeks of the training I am working from 3:30 pm to midnight. Now this is taking a bit of getting used to somewhat. I am NOT a morning person so really it's a good time for me. Then after the 5 weeks I start the 4 week training with actual calls.

The facilities are to die for as well as the benefits. We have a break room like no other I have ever seen. Computers for personal use, lounge areas for cell phone use, and a corporate kitchen. We also have a private gym on site for the employees. I'll finally lose this weight I have gained in this last two long years. Can you hear the excitement in my voice?????

Mid Life for me just took on a whole new meaning. New beginnings are sometimes the best things we can do for ourselves and our happiness. I see blue skies now on the horizon.

9 comments:

Dreams of a Country Girl said...

oh sweetie i am so so happy for you...

you should wear a chicken shirt your first day.

i have one you can borrow

Snooty Primadona said...

Oooooh! A job to die for and great benefits? You Rock girlfriend! Congratulations! How exciting to be able to get in on the ground floor of a new facility. Believe me, if I didn't have my online business and my Silpada business, I'd go bonkers. This will be so great for you!

Mental P Mama said...

That is fantastic! Great for you!

Suze's Sass said...

Oh good for you!!

Treasia said...

Thanks ladies. Still loving every minute of it and it's almost like going back to kindergarten it's so much fun. LOL. We get to color and everything.

Snooty Primadona said...

Treasia: Be sure to stop by my blog when you get the chance. I have a treat for you!

"JEANNELLE" said...

Congrats on your new job!

Well.....there's an award on my blog for you, but I see you already have this particular award, but that's OK!

http://midlifebyfarmlight.blogspot.com/2008/07/blog-award.html


Keep up the great blogging!

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

Hello! I found you through Jeannelle at Midlife by Farmlight. Didn't realize there was an Arkansas blogger just down the road a piece! It will take me a few days to catch up with your posts, but I've enjoyed what I've read so far. I've put you in my feeds.
Wishing you a nice week.

Country Girl said...

Oh, here's to new beginnings!! I'm so excited for you and can sense the happiness in your words. Way to go, Treasia! To be paid for something you love is the true measure of success!