I debated on whether or not to write this post for a while, and then I decided against it. Not because I didn’t want to share this story, but because I was trying to learn from my mistakes.
I have since changed my tune. I feel like it’s something that needs to be brought to the attention of the Internet.
During the summer, I was asked to leave my job because of something that I wrote on my blog. I took my anger and vented about coworkers and customers in a humorous fashion and I guess there were people who didn’t think it to be funny. The blog was something I never talked about at work. I never said where I worked on the blog. Someone found my blog by doing some intense stalking of me.
I’m not going to lie, it hurt. Something that I loved to do so much, had cost me my job. Apparently, freedom of speech doesn’t apply anymore. I thought it was ridiculous that they used that against me. I went into a little bit of a depression over it. I had to pick myself up and move on though. I had to find another job.
I started my new job the first week of September. I didn’t hate it, nor did I love it. About 2 weeks ago, I got a call from one of the boutique owners here in town, and they wanted to talk to me about a job interview for a shoe store they had just bought. I talked to J about it, and we both agreed that it was a better fit for us as a family and we knew I would be a lot happier there. Now.. he’s started calling me a gypsy. Comedy, I tell ya.
I finish my two week notice on Thursday and start my new job on Monday. We are pushing to get ready to move into a new space, so it’s going to be a lot of work but I am ready!! It’s a perfect fit me, y’all. The use of social media, photography, organizing.. and HELLO?! SHOES!!
Anyway, back to my original point to this post. You may not be some anonymous on the Internet. And whatever you say, can and will be used against you. It’s all about your digital foot print.. You put it out there, you better be willing to let it cost you something important in your life.
Have you ever put something out on the Internet that you wish you could take back?
I’ve got some exciting news to share.
While it has been an extremely tough decision to make, we decided it was time for me to go back to work full-time.
I’ll be honest. I was in my comfort zone. I know what I am doing at home.
But financially, it’s the right decision for our family right now.
I interviewed this morning and I got the job I applied for and I start Monday. Whew! Yikes!
I’m going to try to stay on top of time managing, but if I am in and out over the next few weeks while we adjust to this, don’t leave me!
Expect more outfit pics though… since I will be wearing more than yoga pants in the coming weeks.
I cannot say how awesome it is to have the amazing family and friends that I do. All the texts and phone calls really mean to world to me. You guys rock!!
In other news… we started watching The Vampire Diaries on Netflix.
I thought it was going to be super cheesy and I was skeptical that maybe I wanted to like it just because I’m obsessed with sparkly vampires.
But, it’s actually a really good show.
Boone, Damon, I don’t what you want to call Ian.. he is hotness and if he were starring as a paper bag, I’d watch it.