Just like the title says, It’s Not Work If You’re Having Fun, it’s hard to believe that your first job would end up having the greatest impact on your life. In my case, that is the case. I got my first big girl job at the age of 17. In high school I played club volleyball and school volleyball which was pretty much all year long. My parents were generous enough to not FORCE me to apply for any job until volleyball was over. So, after I graduated I began my job search. I have ALWAYS had a passion for clothing and accessories so it was natural for me to only apply to places that would benefit my fashion needs. HA! After a couple rejections, I got my first interview at Southern Roots. I had absolutely no idea how to even talk in an interview. So there I went, no experience, no interview practice, just me. After a couple weeks of waiting I got THE CALL. I got the job! So, fast forward through training and first day and all that fun stuff I became an official Sales Associate at Southern Roots.
A little background on Southern Roots can be found here: https://www.shopsouthernrootstx.com/pages/about-us
Back to my story, I quickly became obsessed with working there. Its a clothing boutique, so what’s not to like. By the end of week 1 I’m pretty sure I had already spent more money than I was making but it comes with the job sometimes. I LOVED everything about working here. My co workers, my boss, even the customers. It seriously could not have been a better place to start a first job. So after a year and a half (2018) of going to school full time, and working part time, I was pulled aside and given the opportunity to take over the eCommerce & Marketing aspect of the business FULL TIME. HOW COOL Y’ALL. I still thank God daily that my boss had enough faith and trust in me to take on such a major part of her dream. Being that it’s a small business its crucial to have someone taking time to showcase your business. I never thought in a million years that person would be me. I remember my first couple months of working here I was so intrigued with taking pics for the store, captioning photos, planning photoshoots, and ultimately running the online store that I was just dreaming of the day that person could be me. Fast forward another year (2019) here I am today, going to school online full time, and working full time as THAT person. And y’all, its not all roses and butterflies, but the reward of knowing I am doing both and I am doing it to the best of my ability is SO SO worth it all. I am not here to brag about the accomplishments, just simply sharing that dreams even the small ones, do come true if you put your mind to it, believe in yourself, and just go for it. Eventually I would really love to share some of the things I am responsible for at SR and all the really cool things I’ve learned but here’s a small cliff hanger 😉
Here’s another one of my lists I was telling you I like making, except this one is shorter.
- The clothing is just way too cute to pass up
- I get to see the products we receive before anyone else, so like its kinda cool that I get first dibs, hahaha whoops!
- My entire family, even my step dad, shops there. I just can’t escape it even if I could.
- Did I mention that we also have a men’s section?
- I have memorized my credit card number and, hello, I’m in charge of our online website/store so I have EASY access to what I want & when I want
- If you are in any way, shape, or form, a shopper… listen here… I am not one to push things in peoples face, but this stuff is just way too cute to pass up.