Love what you do

by 3 September 26, 2014

I bet many of you don't  know that I once worked at McDonald's. At the ripe age of 16, I got in a fender bender and my parents made me get a job to teach me a lesson.  As much as I hated working at McDonald's (and I mean, HATED), I learned a lot about customer service, responsibility and even become pretty good at flipping burgers. You see, at 16, I never would have imagined that working at McDonald's would teach me so much about how patience, kindness and a good smile can turn someone's attitude around. I've had many jobs throughout my working life. I once attempted, without a whole lot of luck, to sell cell phones for T-mobile at Best Buy in California (I think I might have sold two phones the entire three months I worked there). I was a sales associate at Hollister and then later Abercrobmie & Fitch (please don't judge). I've worked in a flower shop in Southern California and in Marksville (and still do every time February 14th rolls around). I've waited tables - from Joe's Crab Shack to one of the nicest country clubs in our state. I've worked retail. I even had a stint at Planet Beach. Geez, that's a lot of jobs. During college, I always knew I wanted to own my own business, but approaching graduation, I knew that wasn't going to happen right away. I had to work for it. After graduating in fashion merchandising, I landed a job with lots of opportunity for growth, amazing people to work with and unmatched stability. I got lucky. However, it did not have a whole lot to do with fashion merchandising. That didn't matter though. I'm forever thankful for having the opportunity to grow as a professional, learn how to motivate myself and appreciate working on a large team. I've worked for this company for 5.5 years and there has always been something inside of me that I just couldn't shake. The truth is, I don't want to work. Yep, I said it. I don't want to work another day in my life. I want to conquer a dream I've been having for years. I want to set an example for Aubree and Gracie. I want to ROCK SoSis. The void that was once whispering to me all the time is no longer there and I feel so blessed.



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DONISE SHIPLEY
DONISE SHIPLEY

January 28, 2016

Love your story!!! The Shipley’s will pray for your dream to become abundantly blessed and for your story to continue to grow to inspire many, especially your precious daughters!

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