11 years is too long for anything!!

I’ve finally made a big decision in my life. I have finally managed to get myself out of retail. I’m so happy about this. It’s definitely a step in the right direction with my health and career… whatever it is I want to do!

I have spent the last 11 years predominantly within a sales based environment. This all started when I left university back in 2006 after hating the course I was doing; Computer Science. Of course the excessive amounts of alcohol played no part in me not being able to afford to live anymore. But the bank of Dad paid for a large portion of this, so thanks, Dad!

“One giant leap for Samkind”

So, I’ve decided to take a giant leap for Samkind and step into support/care work. I’ve worked out (I have taken my time I know!) and been told so many times by many other family members, friends and customers that I am a born people person. I love helping people but within a shop based environments it’s just not me anymore. Take away the targets, technology, stress and the other bullshit that comes with other retail jobs and you are left with just 2 people – Help. Plain and simple.

It’s a big, bold move, and already I have had the support from a lot of people who is great. The retail aspect of my current job was causing me stress, this was turning into depression and I was having time off work – Naturally I didn’t want to take time off work but when you have an episode there is nothing you can do apart from wait. There are a few factors which can help such as exercise and meditation etc, but time is the best healer. God, I hate that cliché, but it’s so true.

Once my training and shadowing is complete, I’ll be working at a local care facility where I will be aiding people with whatever they need help with – This will vary from one end of the scale to the other so I am enthused and positive about my new line of work. I’m excited to try something completely new and be challenged with a new scenario on a daily basis.

That’s pretty much it for now, more updates will come as I go along. All in all, I am very happy with leaving retail. Even though I haven’t even started my new role yet, I am just ecstatic to be changing my life for the better – Mainly because it’s something new to focus on, I can take the skills into this job I have accrued from the last 11 years of focusing on people and I can be the Sam that does ever so well with said people.

The age range will be primarily focused upon the elderly because it’s that bracket which normally require the constant help and support I will be giving, but I am open to every single possibility and will welcome the job with open arms and a fresh start.