I just read my post from December 2017 about being excited about moving here. Now I am writing about being excited to leave! It’s definitely been interesting and I have learned a lot. I also know that I don’t care for living in Las Vegas.
The year had its ups and downs. Today I am going to try and focus on the positive parts and what’s “good” today because I find myself being way to negative lately. I blame it on my environment but I know it boils down to me, how I react to it. I just know, for me personally, my environment has a lot to do with my attitude. It’s a lot easier to be happy when you are happy with your situation – where you live, work, the people you spend time with, what you do with your time and where you spend your time.
So what’s good today is – we’re in a temporary hotel for the month – there was always some sort of issue in the apartment I was living in and we’re staying here till we leave Vegas. My last day at the dispensary was on the 1st of March. I miss my people there and am so grateful for them, I have new life friends. I have a month off to focus on recovering from this year and getting ready for the next part of life. We are moving to a smaller town with trees, water and fresh air. I am beyond excited.
I thought everyone (as in customers) would be so mellow and then I remember that if it’s too good to be true it usually is. Sometimes I feel like I work at a 7-11 for weed. It’s not like that all the time but I’d say about 1/2 the time it is. Dispensaries are new and most of the management and staff are fairly young. The one I work for is open 7 days a week, we’re open from around 7 till midnight and my schedule is different every day of every week. The last job I had I worked from home. The one before that I worked M-F, 8:30-5. I knew my schedule weeks beforehand because it was the same every day unless something else had been planned, days or weeks in advance. At my current job, I get my work schedule the day before the week starts. So the work week starts Sunday, I get the work schedule after 12 pm on Saturday. It is a source of major frustration for me. So each week I have no idea what the next week is. I feel like I am on call because it’s not the same each week. At least for me. For other people it is. I have put my request in for what I would like and was told it would be accommodated as best as they could. One guy has weekends off! He’s the only one and hasn’t been there as long as me. It’s starting to affect my health. I don’t have a routine. I can’t get on a regular sleep schedule. I don’t want to be a bummer because I am always bitching. I just drained myself of writing any more about it for now.
And it’s because the city can be quite ugly. I’ve lived in CA, WA, HI and now NV. This state is the trashiest I’ve been in. A lot of people don’t pick up their dog poop and there are plastic bags all over the place. I’ve seen people throw trash out their windows driving. It’s so crazy.
On a happier note, Red Rock Canyon is really close by and we got an annual pass this past week so we will be spending a lot of time here. It’s super peaceful and the park opens at 6 am so you can go before it starts getting hot.
We hit 100 yesterday for the first time in 2018. It was hotter than I expected, luckily I was at work all day but when I got out at 7pm it was still yucky hot.
I fulfilled one of my life’s dreams and got a job at a cannabis dispensary, it’s been fun and interesting. A little different than I expected but it stays quite busy, I am learning lots and I get an employee discount. Yay!!!!