Unexpected Change

I’ve just found out that the charity shop I have been volunteering at for a few months is closing. The last day of business is September 4th. I’m upset because going there once or twice a week had become a big part of my routine and I really enjoyed it. It’s helped my confidence and I’ve learnt how to deal with customers, money, and how to act in a work setting. There are a lot of charity shops in my area that I know need volunteers but that involves starting again which I’m not good at. It means getting used to a new manager, new shop, new rules, etc.
I’m hoping that by next year I’ll be starting my college course but until then, all I have is my short online course and I don’t think that’s enough to keep me occupied and in a routine. I need to find something to do but I’m scared. I’m scared that part of me wants to give up on everything and retreat to back into myself and my bedroom. I don’t want history to repeat itself.

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3 thoughts on “Unexpected Change

  1. When you first worked at that charity shop, it was all new. If you’ve done it once, you can do it again. Try to see it as an opportunity to challenge yourself and maybe try something slightly different. You could volunteer at an animal shelter or reading to the elderly rather than working in a shop. It’s scary, but so are all great opportunities.

    • “It’s scary but so are all great opportunities” I think that’s something I have to live by. Thank you for your comment. I have tried to find an animal rescue to volunteer at but sadly there aren’t any close enough for me to travel to regularly! Reading to the elderly is another great idea though and would be very rewarding. I guess the whole anxiety towards it is starting again anywhere, whether it’s at another shop or doing something different. I’m just not very good at adapting to change. Again, thanks for your comment, it made me smile πŸ™‚

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