A New Life!
I started with my company in 2002 with hopes to catch up on a few bills and start chipping away at my debt. I realized quickly that it was a good fit and I was able to "be myself" finally. After Carissa and I found out that she was pregnant with our first child, Kaitlyn, I took things a little more seriously. I worked hard and after we were married and Kaitlyn was born, I was transferred and promoted and we started our long life together with baby in tow. It was a long road but I "moved up the ladder" and made many friends within the company. In the seven years with Tradehome Shoes I was able to pay off more than $25,000 in debt and looked forward to finally be promoted to the Home Office level. I would be able to travel to different states, work with different people and customers everyday, and have more weekends off with the girls. Then the devastating news of Avery Mae hit us without warning and my focus and priorities changed. I would really have to make some sacrifices and life changes.I unfortunately had to step down from my position as District Manager in February and last week gave my notice to the company that has taken care of us for all these years. I have been in my Fayetteville store for five years to the month and will miss the familiar faces of customers and merchants I have grown to love. It was surreal to turn off the lights and walk out for the last time last night at 11:00. My supervisor and I had a long talk yesterday and everyone there supports my decision and is trying to understand the painful road this has been. We talked about God's will and how it is hard to understand His purpose for me at this moment. I will go to work for my mothers construction company so I can have flexible hours to help when we FINALLY bring our sweet baby home to her nursery. We will try and sell our house this summer so we can move closer to Children's for little Avery. This post is very healing for me and I am usually not a writer, nor a reader!(I just watch many action movies) I want those of you who know me personally or have shared the sales floor with me to know that it was a very difficult decision to leave and it is scary and exciting all at the same time to start this new life! Thanks for sharing- Shane