How I Found Value in a Bad Job

A professional photo of snowy mountains
Okay, my job didn’t take place on a treacherous snowy mountain top, but it FELT like it did. Stock photo taken by via PicJumbo.

The snow was piled as high as a small dog and the wind roared so ferociously that the temperature dropped almost forty degrees below zero. I stood outside, on a street corner, with a security shirt pulled over my puffy winter jacket. This was one of my first jobs: acting as “security” for a weekend-long outdoor winter festival.

After that weekend, I—understandably—caught a cold and developed a phobia of snowmen and red and green sweaters.