Do you remember the last time I talked about my “monster“? It wasn’t too long ago and I guess I should stop calling it my “monster” because it’s getting easier to conquer, but it still scares the bejesus out of me. Well, anyway much like how I was procrastinating about my encounter with this beast, I’m procrastinating about why I brought it up again.
Since starting my job at Yankee Candle there have been some tasks I’d rather not do and places I’d rather not visit. Today was one of those days. I had to go with someone (a co-worker of mine) to learn how to take out the trash and recycling. Well, that doesn’t seem like a difficult task until you find out that in order to do that I have to take the freight elevator. ELEVATOR?! 😥 No! Anything but an elevator!
Well, the simple task turned into a horror show of sorts. I felt myself getting weak in the knees and almost fainting because I had to ride an elevator and I didn’t want to ride it. Sure it’s only one floor and I can handle that right? Wrong! I am still very much afraid of elevators, but mostly due to the fact that we are told to always bring a cell phone with us. Does this mean the elevator has a tendency not to work or get stuck?! Oh God, I hope not! But anyway, I feel sorry for my co-worker. She is now probably traumatized and shocked that a 33-year-old leapt into her arms and clung to her like a cat with claws. I must admit it was not AS bad as it could have been. The ride is only 1 minute maybe a 1 1/2 minutes at most, but still it feels like an eternity to one who is terrified (such as myself). I am determined, though, to make this work and get over my fears of this hideous beast — the elevator!
Love and prayers (as I try to vanquish this monster)!