Share Our Lives Introduction and Job History

 Hey friends. How was your weekend? We are home from a wonderful vacation and on Saturday we celebrated Christmas with Brian's family after postponing with sick kids. I am ready for a new week, a new year, a fresh start, and the beginning of so many wonderful new things. Starting with our new monthly link up Share Our Lives. Join myself, DaraJenJoanna, and Sarah. We would love for you to link up with us the second Monday of each month, each month we a new topic. 

If you are new here Welcome. We would love for you to share your lives with us every month or whenever a topic resonates with you. This month we are sharing a little introduction and jobs we've had. 

Hi. I'm Adrienne. I am a stay at home mom of three, Aubriella (12), Austin (8), and Audrianna (4). Brian and I have been together for 11 years. I have been blogging since 2012. We live in Ohio, the Cleveland area. I am a Disney junkie, coffee and wine drinking, self-proclaimed foodie, chocoholic, pumpkin obsessed, and a want to be crafter. All while trying to live a healthy and active lifestyle with my family. Most of the time you can find me curled up with a book, or doing something with my family. Do we have anything in common?

Job history. 
I don't have a huge job history. My first job I got at 17 as a receptionist in a hair salon I only worked there for a few months while I was in school.
After I graduated school I took my cosmetology test and worked at a few different Great Clips salons for 13 years. 

I also worked part time at Dunkin Donuts for 5 years, where I met Brian. 

When Ella was less than a year old, I was separated from her father and living with my parents. I picked up a 3rd job (was still at the salon and Dunkin both park time). I was the night operations manager for a Holiday Inn hotel. ( I am a few credit hours away from a degree in Hospitality management, but since have decided I don't want that career) I worked 50 hours a week from either 1pm  to 11pm to 3pm to 1 pm. I worked there for 9 months as I realized that working in a hotel was not what I wanted with the long hours, hotels being open 365 days a week etc. After missing Ella's first steps, her first words, missing Christmas and Thanksgiving I left and went full time to the salon and Dunkin part time.

I stayed at Dunkin until a few weeks before I had Austin. 

I left the salon when Austin was 9 months old to be a stay at home mom, which was 7 years ago. Brian was getting busy with his real estate and finding a sitter at the last minute for him to go meet with clients was becoming hard. It was the best option for me to stay home with my kids instead of trying to find sitters and Brian could work whenever needed, as he was making more money anyways. 

Since being a stay at home mom I was part of a mlm for 9 years bringing in extra income for our family I left that company last year. I recently partner with a different company that aligns with my families values, it is privately owned and debt free, a company with 96% retention rate, and cleaner, greener, American made household essentials. I can't wait to share more about it.

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  1. I've often thought working in hospitality has got to be such a tough job! But I didn't even realize the hours were quite that long.

    1. I didn't realize it either until I was working it. The hardest night was there from 1pm to 3am when there was a wedding.

  2. I didn't write my post yet - oops. I didn't know you switched jobs recently!

  3. All of the praises for stay at home moms!! You guys are the best.

  4. So fun learning more about you! I give you so much credit working 50+ hours a week, and also deciding it wasn't the right fit for you. Balancing working, mom life, and all of life can be so tricky sometimes.

    1. yes. I am very fortunate to be able to be home with my kids now. i joke i did my time working crazy hours on very little sleep.

  5. I enjoyed reading your post. Any customer service position is tough but hospitality more so as it's 365 days and 24 hours a day. Looking forward to Sharing Our Lives.

  6. That period of time working 3 jobs must have been so tough. I loved reading about your career(s)!

  7. It must have been really hard working in a hotel when you had a little one. I understand why you left.

  8. Dunkin Donuts is a favorite of mine! I would have probably worked at one myself when I was younger if we had one around here. Hospitality work is tough. I know missing out on so much had to have been really hard.

  9. Working three jobs is TOUGH, especially when one is in hospitality -- it never ends. I'm looking forward to hearing more about your new company.


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