I wanted to document my thoughts and experiences on this blog to hope that they can parallel or benefit others in any way.
I got ‘laid off’
Not many people know this about me, but I have worked 6 days a week as a general manager for two locations at the women’s clothing store Brandy Melville in Hawaii for almost 4 years (I’ve worked for the company as a whole for 6). I put my heart into it, as I do everything.
They’ve been planning on closing one of their locations for a while now and I worked extra hours and did everything I could to help them close this location as smooth as possible. Then they laid me off..
Everyone keeps telling me “oh I’m so sorry this happened to you” and I keep thinking “ I am so so happy this happened FOR me.” I have been wanting to pursue health and fitness for so long (and have been on the side) but have never been able to give it my full attention because I have been victim to the “rat race.” The 9-5, paycheck to paycheck, how am I going to get by if I don’t go to work? I do practice the opposite mentality because I know that I want to work for myself and I know I can.. it was just a matter of when.
I could not be happier to say that I’m not “unemployed,” I’m “self-employed.” THANK YOU Brandy Melville for teaching me how to be disciplined, how to run a business, how to manage employees, how to manage a store front, how to schedule and do payroll, how to account for expenses and inventory, how to travel and train others in different languages and how to visual merchandise. The experience I have is invaluable to what I am going to do for myself. I have a college degree, I have an extensive resume but I couldn’t care less because that has nothing to do with what I want to do… I straight up will not work for someone other than myself from here on out.
Let’s be honest, I’ve been setting myself up for this move for a while but couldn’t get myself to cut ties with the one thing that I knew I needed to change the most. (which has been a commonality in my patterns lately.) But it’s just that. Do believe that your mind is an ever creating place, do believe that you can do anything, if your intentions are there you will create a way for yourself even if its not in the way that you expect it to happen in.
Many people don’t know this either, but I tried to quit in October. It just wasn’t right timing. The way it happened was perfect. I helped open the Waikiki store and I also closed it, a full circle. A finished era.
Now, I’m not working & still getting paid, so really my circumstances couldn’t be more perfect. I’ve got 3 months to create the magic for MYSELF.
The day I got laid off (before I got the phone call) I was talking to other girl that I was working with and telling her how I felt complete, and how I felt like it was time for me to move on. I had finally aligned with myself and felt “finished.” And as soon as I decided the universe gave me the best severance package one could wish for 🙂
And I just really don’t think I could have created this any better. Everything has aligned perfectly with my intentions and purpose. Now it’s time to make some moves for myself. 🙂