When Retail Gets Tough, Get Tougher

Working in retail has its ups and downs as most of us may know. Some days tend to have more downs than ups though. So what do you do to get through days like that? For me I have to really take a step back, a deep breath or two, and remember that if I want to take care of myself I have to not let other people’s negativity weigh me down. Easier said than done right? Being in a retail position for the last four years has taught me so many things about patience, self discipline, time management, organization, and that you can’t please everyone no matter how hard you may try. One little mantra I have adapted for myself is; “Sometimes I am on top of the mountain, Sometimes the mountain is on top of me, but that is when I find out how strong I truly am”. So always remember that you are better than the negativity others may try to dump on you. I still struggle sometimes with this, as we all do especially when someone is just DETERMINED to bring you down because they themselves are miserable and as the old saying goes; “misery loves company”. I have to remind myself that they have their own battles they are going through so I smile and wish them the best. Sometimes people surprise me with a smile in return, sometimes they get more irate or mean with me but I can’t let that weigh on my heart. Life is just too short to be miserable about other people and let them ruin your good mood.

Food for thought…

What is “Living Out Loud”?

More introductory stuff!

So the reason that I decided to make this blog and title it Living Out Loud; a quest about what really matters, is because I have noticed as I am sure you have that the world can weigh us all down with copious amounts of garbage and we as human beings allow ourselves to be filled with that garbage like landfills. I want this blog to be about all the positive ways that people help and encourage their fellow human beings and a safe place for people to talk about what they might be struggling with or even celebrating and hopefully gain support from others. I encourage you all to join me on this little quest in focusing on what is most important about life. For me those things are focusing on my family and being there for my friends when they need me. It means showing a stranger kindness because you never know what they might be going through and maybe even going a little bit out of my way to make someone smile just once in a day.

 

Please share with me what you want to focus on? What is important to you? I would love to hear feedback. Thanks for reading!

A little bit about Me

Hello, everyone

Welcome to my very first blog. I am excited to share my thoughts with all of you and hopefully gain some insight on ideas and topics as well. First and foremost, I would like to introduce myself. I am a 22 year old Florida girl. I have lived in Florida my entire life and before you ask; the answer is no, I have never seen snow nor have a I flown in an airplane but I would imagine that it will be a fun experience one day. I am always on the go between my job at a retail food store and going to college (by the way, I graduate in just a few short weeks with my Bachelors’ degree. WOOT WOOT!) When I do get some sort of down time I like to paint, draw, play skyrim, work with my guinea pig; Jack Skellington (Jax for short), in addition to loads of shenanigans with my best girl friend ever! I consider myself to be open-minded and curious about the world and the interesting people inhabiting it. Thank you for checking out my page and taking the time to read “A little bit about Me”.