I’ve officially overdone it. I was coming down with something before I got here and my body kept telling me to slow down, but I didn’t listen and today, I’ve been in bed since about 3pm. I am beat. I’m nauseated and coughing non-stop. Now, all this isn’t to say that I’ve had a bad time. This has been a blast, but I’m definitely homesick.
We’ve had lots of awesome blessings come to us so far this year and there’s nothing better than being able to celebrate them together. Unfortunately, that will have to wait until Friday!
One of the blessings has been this job. I absolutely loooove the people. They have been so welcoming and so down to earth, but I find myself with a little anxiety. Will I be able to be successful? I’m taking over my boss’ old territory so I know I have big shoes to fill. I feel so overwhelmed right now because there is so much that I don’t know. Ive never sold like this and it’s going to take some getting used to. The other thing that I have been struggling with is a bit of a pride issue. It was so cool to tell someone that I worked for the Texas Rangers. It is decidedly less cool to tell someone that you sell RV parts. I know it sounds petty, but it’s a big deal for me.
Today, I was talking to someone and he was commenting on how new I was to the industry. He said, “well, once you get into the industry, you can’t get out…it’s like you got a stench on you that you can’t get rid of.”
He meant it jokingly, but all I could think about was sewer hoses and septic tanks that I will now be getting commission on. It was so real that I just wanted to cry. For those of you who are not in the know about RV’s, waste management makes up about 75% of the money spent in the industry. Now, excuse my French, but that’s a lot of sh%#.
I have one more day to get through here in Nashville and then, I’ll be heading out on my own on Monday. I think Im ready for my new career…