The Hell of Two Jobs

I have never worked two jobs before.  I knew it would be hard and I avoided it at all cost.  I didn’t realize how much of a pain in the butt it really was until this past week.  I am still trying to recover, and I have one more day at my old job.

Saturday and Sunday I had to work both jobs.  I had to go into my new job in the morning and then rush to my old job to close.  My ankle has not been happy with me because of this.  It has been one heck of a ride. Also, I hate being away from home for so long!  An entire day gone, because I had to work two jobs.  Please, someone, anyone, tell me how people can work two jobs and still function?  I only did it for two weeks and I am scared for life.

I have learned a few things while working two jobs…and I thought I was stick with old faithful and give you a list of those things.

  1. My puppy gets super excited when I get home after being away all day.
  2. I don’t feel like eating much on days I have to work at both jobs. I am too busy trying to keep my schedule straight and get things done.
  3. Sleep does not exist.  Especially if you come home and read until the wee hours of the morning.
  4. 30 minutes is not enough time to leave one job and get to the other, even if they are only 5 minutes apart from each other.
  5. I can do it.

I’m sure I could come up with more things I have learned, but #5 is the most important.  I CAN DO IT! Which means, when I am free of the hell that is Bilo, I can pretend that I am still working two jobs and start working more on my cake decorating skills. I will dedicate time to setting up my business and getting a website and cards.  I will also set aside time for writing more.

Not only can I work two jobs, but I can do a lot on very little sleep.  I just have to make myself do it.  And the last and final thing that I just realized I have learned, is making myself do things that I need to do.  Unless I forget about them.

Either way, I am done with my old job and I am ready to move on.  Things are going to get better from here.  I will eventually have my own bakery and publishing contract.  I will be a very successful woman.  I have material from my job at the grocery store that will help me in my writing, and I have new skills that will benefit my cake decorating.

It may have been hell working two jobs.  But it was the kind of hell that is necessary to move on to better things.

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One thought on “The Hell of Two Jobs

  1. Margret says:

    I also did the two jobs for two years. I was cooking at nursing home in the morning and working nights at the deli in the grocery store. Thank God I have just one job now, cooking at the school cafeteria. . It was tough. Congrats in your new job.

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