Of rigorous honesty and soul searching. With myself and those close to me.
It’s a new beginning. And an ending.
Blessings in disguise.
With each passing day, I am more and more relieved to be done at the shop. Not proud of the exit but it was a much-needed and overdue humbling. It has brought me to the place where I can say without a doubt that alcohol no longer has any place in my life.
Worth the price. The shame. The humiliation.
Leaving behind the walk-in full of alcohol. The liquor store next door.
The constant references to alcohol as in “What wine would go with this cheese?”.
The Friday and Saturday happy hours before closing.
Being the punching bag for the owner’s frustrations.
It was all worth it.
Because in the end, I realized the he (Paul) had saved my life twice. Once, when he fired me; the next, when he fired me.
I had been working part-time since the start of April at a natural food store. Worked there as a buyer and wellness consultant for 11 years prior to the cheese shop. Last week the owner called me in to the office and asked if I would be interested in a full-time position.
It feels like I’ve come home.
Only He can turn the garbage into gold.
All Praise & Glory to Him who saved me.