I Did It! I’m Done! It’s Over! But I’m Too Tired To Celebrate! (#217)

Finally!  Today was my last day working at Amazon as part of CamperForce 2012.  An hour before my shift ended I went with my group to a release-from-work meeting, filled out a short questionnaire, received a bag of Ghirardelli chocolates, got congratulated and thanked on a job well done.  Not too long; not too short.  Just right.

Now I am free.  Free from waking at 4:30AM.  Free from wearing a bright orange safety vest.  Free from wearing an ID badge.  Free from pushing a cart, carrying a scanner, picking products and lifting totes for 10 hours a day.  Free from having to walk 10+ miles a day mostly on a concrete floor.  I know my body will eventually forgive me.   My mind….that’s another story.

In the past 4 months I have been honored to meet and work with some of the kindest and most generous people I have ever met.  They have brought humor, encouragement and  comfort into my life when I most needed them.

Of course, I still hear my Jillian Michaels specter ( the one that lived in my scanner) saying: Unless you puke, faint, or die; keep going!

That was it right there:  persistence and determination.  Sheer will!

I am so very grateful to all of you, my family and friends for your constant support.  Throughout the long days I thought of you all!

So…. I did it! I’m done! It’s over!

And now I am going to bed!

Love,  Annie



About TinCanTraveler

Born under a wand'rin' star.... living in my Winnebago, traveling the country, explorer/adventurer, photographer, writer, chi master, massage therapist, retired teacher/counselor, work camper. Grateful for the freedom to do it all. Enjoying life's ultimate lessons of trust, respect, and grace. Inhale love; exhale gratitude.
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12 Responses to I Did It! I’m Done! It’s Over! But I’m Too Tired To Celebrate! (#217)

  1. Teresa says:

    Congratulations amazing Annie! Now you can celebrate the holidays and toast yet another great accomplishment!

  2. Sher says:

    I am so very proud of you. You are my inspiration! No on to calmer, warmer, adventures. Can’t wait to hear all about them. Love you Annie!

  3. Connie T says:

    Now you can relax. Have wonderful days off.

  4. Gia Bokeko says:

    Congrats ~~~~ Happy Holidays Annie 


  5. Bill and Carol says:

    Way to go, Annie! We wish you a Merry Christmas.

  6. Patti Kuche says:

    “Unless you puke, faint or die; keep going!” What a mantra! Well done Annie and I am so pleased for you that it is all over and happy for you that you have new adventures waiting down the road for you. Until then, enjoy the rest, you deserve it! Love and best wishes to you for Christmas and the New Year!

  7. Home to England for the holidays, Patti? Enjoy a happy, happy a Christmas season with all your family and friends. Love, Annie

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