I've been living in Sacramento since the end of August. It's been over three months since I left West Virginia and to say that I'm missing my friends and family is an understatement. I'm not going to lie, some days are really hard and then others are easy. When I first got here, I was on a great work schedule. I was with people who were really friendly and made an effort to help me feel like I wasn't the new girl. The pace of work wasn't overwhelming and it felt like a great fit. Then we bid on new schedules and I got stuck with the only one left.
I've been on my new schedule since October and to say that it's been nice would be a big fat lie. Getting up in the morning isn't even the worst part. I have to get up most mornings by 2:15 a.m. and that's not because of my commute. It's because I have to be literally working at 3:15 (yes, you read that right... AM). The pace is grueling. I'll end up standing almost the entire day and speaking for more than half of it. I've had to talk so much at work that when I get off work, I don't even feel like talking to anyone on the phone to let them know I'm on the way home.
The people on this shift... they make fun of my east coast accent. Most people in the beginning were like, "Oh that's cute, you have an accent that isn't from around here." However, some of these people like to pretend to mimic it as they talk back to me. Um... last time I checked this isn't 7th grade. Most of the time I shrug it off but at 3:15 in the morning it tends to rake the nerves a little bit. But as my mom has taught me, Smile at them and say nothing. Killing with kindness kids! For the majority though other coworkers have been nice or at least made the attempt to be nice to me.
Did I mention when I basically got forced to go to the morning shift that I was also losing money because of it? Yep! Sure am! The only days off with this schedule included a Sunday. Well that's all fine and great if you want a Sunday off but I don't. I've always worked Sundays. Want to know why? We get a little thing called, Sunday differential. AKA they pay more for you to work that day. I got my most recent paycheck and it was a noticeable difference. Home girl has bills to pay! When you are six figures in debt with a house payment, car payment and credit card bills then every dollar counts. Definitely during the holiday season.
Apart from the whole work thing making me almost cry on a daily basis. I'm just tired of being alone a lot of the time. I wish Josh was here. I wish my family was here. I'm ready to see everyone and for them to be here. I don't have any friends here so I basically have become an expert cleaner and crafter. Do you live in Sacramento? Let's be friends and hang out! I'm trying to see the good in everything and strive to make the most out of this move. Some days just seem more hard than others. It could be because it's the holidays and that's my favorite time of the year and this year has been different. BUT I know that good things will come. I'll hopefully either get a promotion soon and if not maybe I'll even find another job that will allow me to sleep past 2:15 am and make twice as much money. Hey a girl can dream right? In the meantime keep me in your good thoughts.