After a little sabbatical from 28 years in healthcare I decided to get a part time job while going back to school at The Aveda Institute. Where can a Middle Aged woman with tons of experience as a one trick pony find such a job? Well, the prospects were fairly grim as I searched my options. I played a little game of “Could I work here?” As I went into any business in Madison. Most places were a hard NO, I could not work here!
Then I saw the banner on the Green Life Trading Co. Website looking for part time folks. Hey, I could work there no problem. All of the boxes were checked for me.
- A short walk to work
- Beautiful space
- The smell of the store is intoxicating
- A business model that is 100% about caring for our planet
- Friendly staff
- Employee discounts
- Cool customers that I could geek out with on the subject of laundry detergent!
After meeting with Sasha (the owner), I was convinced that I belonged there. The feeling of impending doom while getting ready for work had disappeared and was replaced by excitement and happy feelings. After nine months I still get excited to open the store and see what new products have arrived.
I am now wrapping up my time at Aveda and need to move on to a new project. I’m very sad that I can’t stay with my friends at GLTC. I will take with me many new habits and lessons I’ve learned about sustainability and clean living. I had no idea how much I had to learn. I now find myself sharing my smart tips with everyone I know. Little changes add up
Farewell my friends in sustainability.