I have put in my 2 weeks notice to Jimmy John's. I know. I know! I know.......all those things that you are thinking, I know. It is exciting.. It is scary. It is big. It is sad. It is something that I have never really prepared myself for....I mean, I have been working there for 9 years. Jimmy John's has covered a lot of changes in my life. I was there when I first became financially independent of my parents. It paid my college tuition. I was there when I turned 21. I was there when I found out that I was pregnant. It was the first place, besides home, that I took Parker. It was there when I needed a job after moving to my mom's. I was there when I went through the biggest relationship break up of my life. I was there when I graduated from college. I was able to move back to Cincinnati because of JJ. Parker has taken numbers of naps there, helped me set up the lines, put wheat bread in the proofer, helped me clean, greet customers..........I can go on and on and on about how my life has been consumed by JJ for 9 years. 9 years!!!!! That is so long!
Telling my superior that I had been offered a job some where else felt like I was breaking up with a significant other. It was hard. It is hard everyday. I realize all the things and people that I will miss. The staff that I have grown, the relationships that only revolve around us all working together....I will miss them all so much. I really truly like all of my staff. They are good people and I like to know that things in their lives are going well and very soon, I will no longer hear those updates or will be asked for my advice about something that is happening. That makes me sad. That makes me question my decision. I know JJ so well, I love JJ so much, I wish that I could always be a part of it. Some one said to me that it must be nice to know that I don't have to care anymore while I am at work. Fortunately or unfortunately I do care, I care more about things going correctly now because soon I will not have a say. I want everyone to be perfect and represent my hard work correctly.
I have six shifts before I turn in my key. My key change will be so light. I have known exactly what to expect each week of work. I know what to expect this week, but after that, I have no idea what will lie ahead. Well, okay, I do know some things. Ok, one very big and important thing that lays a head. Parker will not be waking up before 6:30 am. And he will not be going to work with me everyday. This makes me so happy. I know that each of his days will be a little better starting in a week.. Mine will be better too.....I think though, it will take me longer to adjust.