I desperately want a job where people get me. I want to be surrounded by people that understand why I do the things I do. Why I drink out of a mason jar to avoid plastic. Why I don't get a flu shot (or any shot for that matter). Why I care so much about where my food comes from, drink raw milk, preach about fermented foods, and why food will always be our first medicine along with oils, herbs, homeopathy...I think my list could go on forever.
Tonight I was complaining about these things to a couple that I know and something so amazing was said to me, "You are exactly where you need to be." Sometimes without knowing, we are meant to be in a position where we are the odd man out in order to teach others. I could get a job where everyone knows where I am coming from and completely agrees with me or I can stay where I am (even though I am not into clothes I do adore the people that I work with) and I can share new ideas with them! It has been fun sharing with people that I work with about fermented foods. I have heard memories of family members that used to make sauerkraut, I have been called on for a pickle recipe, I have shared my kraut with one manager and it inspired her to make her own version of sauerkraut soup, they talk about it constantly, I got a high five from another manager who saw a flier at a local store for a demonstration I was doing. It makes them think...It makes them aware. I am bringing awareness to people that I might not have had the opportunity to reach otherwise. In this sense, I feel so proud to have my job.
It is ok that most of them think I am strange. This makes them question things in their life.
It is easy to have a job where everyone agrees with you, strength comes from being the lone voice speaking up for different ideas and view points.