I haven’t blogged for a long time so for that I am truly sorry. However, I thought it was about time to update where my life has taken me recently.
Yesterday was my final day at work. I started working at Boots Opticians in Fareham when I was sixteen. Now, nineteen and about to enter my second year at uni I can definitely say that I have matured and grown since.
At first I was apprehensive about working there, I mean I had no experience with optics and didn’t know anything about it. But now leaving, I’ve learnt more than I ever thought I would!
While I’m not leaving the job, just moving to a different store, it will be sad to not return.
I’ve made a lot of friends along the way. I’ve seen people come and go. I’ve helped train people, been trained myself. Gained relationships that I will never forget.
My younger sister worked with me. I used to think it was weird, but I will miss it. The journey’s we had each morning and each evening. The excitement we’d create whilst at work when talking about our plans. It was something we had in common. Something that brought us together. While we will still be sisters, and will still have things in common, it was the thing that just we shared. I will miss going to work with her, but I’m so proud of how far she has come!
I will miss both the staff and the patients. While I will definitely not be a stranger to the store, I will miss the memories that were created there.
What I thought was just a job was so much more. It was a friendship, a learning curve, and a stepping stone and without it and the people along the way, I wouldn’t be who I am today.