Just a couple of hours ago, I told my director that my last day would be Dec. 23rd. By the time 2017 gets here, I will no longer be apart of the Schlitterbahn staff. And that kind of hurts.
I started working at the Schlitterbahn in Corpus in 2014 in hopes that I could leave my old job at the restaurant at a church behind. It was their first summer and it was brutal. We were in a shack that had no AC, no shade (until about halfway through the summer when we were given a stand-up cover) and we were dealing with broken promises from the company of the park being finished.
Despite all that, I stayed after the season ended and saw us move into a brand new spanking building with an actual gift shop and front desks and a restaurant that served something besides chicken tenders.
From then, I stayed on for two more seasons. I saw the staff change twice, the park become bigger and a new Admissions director step to the role. I am known throughout the park because of my position in the Admissions department and for how long I have been here.
But now that everything is coming to a close-graduation is in May and I am working at two other companies that will benefit me for my intended career, I have had to make the tough decision of saying goodbye to a place that I, in a weird way, grew up at.
The winds are turning and I am hoisting my sails up to catch the gusts in the direction of change.
As I close this chapter of my life, I look forward to opening the next one and writing more tales of adventures, laughs and memories as I learn to sail the seas of this adult life that I am heading straight for.
If you are in the same position as me or in one that I was as I tried to make a decision on what to do, do what I did and take a minute to look at the definition of the word change: to make or become something different.
I am absolutely horrible with change. It comes with the anxiety. I like things to be in a routine or to be familiar for me. It eases my distress, but unfortunately, I cannot live in that bubble anymore.
As we grow up, we have to learn that sometimes change is necessary to become the person we always were meant to be.
And I am more than ready to be someone different.
Until next time lovelies,
"If it scares you, it might be a good thing..."