Do you have a lot of friends? What about close friends? Best friends?
It puzzles me how time changes so many people and relationships, how circumstances (sometimes out of our control) can put real stress on friendships. And I also laugh at how life sometimes comes around full circle and presents us with people who we were close to as children. Perhaps we can thank technology for that - Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Vine, Blogger, etc.
I was thinking about this yesterday. Growing up, I had very close friends thru grade school and middle school. In high school, I didn't really have super close friends because I tried to be friends with everyone. In college, I had zero close friends and as I have grown older, close friends have come and gone. Maybe they weren't so close?
I do have those friends in my life now, the ones I consider close, who I don't even talk to every day, sometimes not even every week. They are the ones who you know that no matter what, you can always pick back up where you left off and continue on. Those are some of my best friends.
Anyway, I am rambling now. It's going to be a hot weekend and the 4th of July holiday will be the busiest week of the year for our stores. It surpasses Thanksgiving week and Christmas week, all because it's on the first week of the month. There will be many family picnics, family reunions and get together, barbecues and dinners. Starting on Wednesday, it will be a mad house in the store. I am somewhat thankful my last day at this store is on July 4th. The store I am going to is bigger and will be busy, but not crazy with first of the month shoppers like the current one.
At my current store, we do a lot of EBT and WIC orders. Many of our wonderful customers use their funds all in the first week of the month and they load up! The store I am going to is the complete opposite. They don't care what day of the month it is and come almost every day for daily needs in their households. To compare, my current store is what we call a 1st of the month store and the store I am going to is more upscale. I don't know how else to describe it without being offensive in someone's eyes, so I guess I will leave it at that.
I am going to miss my current store. The people are amazing and I really like working with all of them. My store manager is awesome and she has taught me so much. I guess all good things come to an end so something better awaits.
I am working late today and I have tomorrow off. I haven't had a regular Sunday off in awhile. I won't be going to OKC on Sunday because I have to be at work on Monday at the crack of dawn.
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!