Greetings! Life Update

This will not be about books, I’m sorry!! But bear with me, that’ll be happening soon!

This last year has been a doozy. There’s been some good and some bad, but every time I think that everything will start settling, something else happens.

Back in October, I quit the job I’d been working at for nearly 9 years. It was an extremely tough choice- it was my first job, after all, and I LOVED it. But we had new management coming in (I was a manager, but people above us were changing) and it became a very toxic work environment. So I did what any bookworm would do, I started going for jobs at bookstores. I landed the Head Cashier position at Barnes and Noble and was over the moon. That was short lived. The management at my store was incompetent and I can’t tell you how many times one or more of my coworkers was in the break room crying because of management or a customer that management didn’t want to deal with so they sent them to one of my coworkers. I quit after less than a month.

So after all that went down, I was fairly down about not having a job, but I knew I was better off than being at B&N. So I kept looking and eventually got a job at a Starbucks kiosk inside a grocery store. Not the most glamorous, but it was something and hopefully a foot in the door to an actual Starbucks later on. This was back in December and I’ve been decently happy there but today I put my two weeks in. I’m happy to tell you that I got hired at a corporate Starbucks store and I am THRILLED!! I get to work with one of my best friends again (a fellow manager from the theatre) and I’m finally feeling a little better about my job.

There’s been a whole mess of stuff with my family. My boyfriend and I just had to move out of the place we were living with his best friend because his best friend’s father is the absolute worst and managed to steal the house from him (long battle that’s still ongoing) so we’re with my parents until we can move out of state. But for now we’re sharing a twin bed I my childhood bedroom and I feel so bad for my poor 6’3″ boyfriend. 😅

My sister is slowly disappearing from my life because she’s letting her Mother in Law manipulate her to slowly push my mom out of her life and my niece and nephew’s life and it’s heartbreaking.

But as John Lennon said, “Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans.”

I am just taking things one day at a time, but I’m finally settled back home and will be on here more often again. Thank you, wonderful readers and followers, for being such an amazing audience.

-Lauren xx


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