Ok, so I’ve notified my boss and can now spill the beans. I’m moving. As of January 14th I will no longer live in Pennsylvania.
I will be taking a train on the 15th to La Crosse, Wisconsin to try for a job I am really, really, hoping to get. The job pays 14.50 ,is in line with work I’ve done before (with all the stuff I liked about that work and none of the stuff I hated) and it’s near the friends I’ve amassed over the years from working and living there previously. Win-win.
The job is at Gunderson Lutheran hospital. Since I am incredibly good at Customer Service, I think I could do very well there. I just have a knack for interacting with people over the phone and I read body language very well too. The work is pretty interesting, and the hours are 12 hours a day for 3 days and the rest of the week off, so I kinda like it. Also, they need late-night shifters and I may have mentioned I am a night owl on skates.
So…Yeah, heading back to La Crosse. I lived there for two years at the start of my life after divorce. It’s where I healed from my struggles and where I discovered life on my own for the first time.
If I get the job I’ll be able to get my own apartment, something I have longed for with my whole heart. My sister says that even if I can’t get more than a minimum wage job she’ll be with me on this. My sister is willing to take me on without knowing for sure if I have this job in my future or not. It means a lot to me that she is willing to be that for me.
The job is one I’m totally willing to work hard to succeed in.I know I have skills I can use to do the job well. I’ve been working since I was 16 and every single job I’ve ever done featured working with the public in some way. I can read a person at twenty paces and I’ve been very good at every one of my jobs, which is why the call center supervisors fought over me at my sales job when I returned from the UK, way back when.
La Crosse is an amazing town! It has many easily accessible laundromats, consignment shops, and used book stores. The Y there has day passes available which I really miss (they don’t allow day passes at the Y here). There is a public library within walking distance and an antique ship right next door to it. There are restaurants, shops, and events at all seasons. It’s a college town so they really make sure the college kids have everything they can possibly ever need to help them part with their money.
I love the Rivioli theater where you can eat Pizza or Subs right inside the theater and the Pearl Street Ice cream Parlor. I like the people, the environment, and the way I feel when I’m able to stand on my own two feet.
Can you tell I’m kinda excited to live there again?