Good morning yall!
I am so sorry I have been so bad about updating my blog! I will do my best to get better. Atlanta so far has been incredibly busy. Just to put this in perspective, my typical day consists of:
-Waking up at 5:30 to get ready for work and eat breakfast.
-Getting to work around 7 to work on homework, projects, mentor meetings, etc.
-Class normally starts about 8:30. Class is led by our instructor, Tim, and sometimes we get to have vendors or special guests come in and talk to us.
-We normally go to lunch at 12:30. 4 out of 5 days I go home and eat lunch.
-In the afternoon, we either have more class, or we are taking Web based trainings in the lab.
-Around 6pm, we are normally heading home, or if we are lucky, we just made it home!
-5 of the people in my class have a dinner rotation planned out, so we each are responsible for cooking one night a week. This works out very well. We normally eat dinner around 7 or 7:30.
-After dinner, we either work on homework, study, go to the store, run errands, or occasionally we get to relax.
-10:30 is bedtime! So please don't call me after that time lol!
So there you have it. My day. Except my day is about to change. Before we head out on rotation, we need to get practice in a store. So we are all assigned GA market stores to work in. I was incredibly blessed because I have been placed in the closest store, which is only about 2 miles from my apartment (some people have stores that will be about 2 hours away with Atlanta traffic). Since my store is so close, I am expected to be there about 4 or 5 days a week. This means instead of going home and eating dinner, I will now be going straight from work to close my store down. So I will be getting home closer to 9:30. Yippee! I also have to work in my store for about 4 to 6 hours on Saturdays. Work is about to get even crazier than it is now!
I'm not meaning to sound like I'm complaining. Because I'm not. I have been given an opportunity to work for a fortune 7 company and I am getting to meet very important people and learn from these people who are in positions that I would want to be in later in life. It has been one of the best experiences of my life so far...and I only expect it to get better.
I have matured so much in the last few weeks and I am excited to see how I continue to mature. One of the best examples of this is last Monday (Memorial day) I drove back to Atlanta from Knoxville and got in around 1:30pm. I immediately began laundry, 4 loads to be exact. While it was washing, I began to organize my room. To every last detail. As all of my dress shirts were coming out of the washer, I immediately ironed them (mom would be so proud). My closet is arranged in a very organized way, which is great since at 5:30 in the morning I do not want to have to think at all! Because I spent that time getting my room organized, I have been able to maintain it without hardly any effort. I've been making my bed everyday, which might not seem like a big deal, but I don't think I've done it everyday since I was....8. Or at least whenever I stopped getting in trouble for it. Lol.
I will take pictures of my very clean apartment soon. I will also keep up with my posts. Anyone who is close and wants to come visit me should. The only time I will really be able to do anything is Saturday night and Sundays. Just thought I would throw that out there. I love to get mail as well, or phone calls, anything to remind me that I do have a life outside of work! Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need any of my contact information! I would love to give you guys more information about my life right now, but I need to go shopping for another suit and then my class is throwing a BBQ for the new class that just started (see even my days off are busy!). Love you guys and I will update again soon!