The BRAVE Interview #6 January 2017: Linda Buoncuore

Hello! Here is The BRAVE Interview for this month. ENJOY!

lindaI guess it’s not the biggest thing anyone has ever done, and of course many have already done it, I am sure.  I am an introvert in many ways. Going to work everyday in sales is a challenge for me, as many people are not very nice, as this society has changed so much. I brave going to work everyday, and holding my composure to many that think that the world revolves only around them. I used to work part-time, but now I am full-time, which makes it harder and sometimes tiresome to trudge through the day-to-day occurrences.  Retail is not easy, and it’s not my dream job, but I get through it.

The winter time is the hardest time for getting to work, as I have to catch a bus, and I have to walk a half mile down a steep hill to get to it at 5am. Luckily, the weather has not been too bad. I worry, as I have broken my ankle twice in my twenties, same ankle, the breaks an inch apart, and I fear falling, and getting hurt again, but I go. I know I am tougher than that, and do not let my fear control me. I just leave a little earlier, so I can walk a little slower. 

Each day I have to sell, sell, and sell memberships and warranties, as well as the products themselves. Not a very easy task. It seems you have to put up a front, almost to a point where you have to give so much to get very little in return. As I feel there isn’t much of an initiative to sell them.  I try not to lose myself, and my integrity, to do this, and it can be a battle at times.

So, I guess my brave thing is going to a place everyday that I am not even sure I want to be at times, and do what I am supposed to be doing there, though wishing I was somewhere else.

Trying to figure out what my next step should be to be happy. Don’t get me wrong, I do like the people I work with, and I do like some of my customers, but I am an introvert, and it’s not always easy for me to be someone I am not sure I really am.

Thank you so much, Linda, for your candid and honest expression of your brave thing. 

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3 thoughts on “The BRAVE Interview #6 January 2017: Linda Buoncuore

  1. Sometimes I think showing up at a job you can’t love, day in and day out, is the bravest thing of all. It’s certainly very brave to challenge that steep hill every day knowing your ankle is weak, and it’s always brave to fight for your own integrity. I am so impressed by your daily courage and the thought you put into your relationship with your working self. I hope that you will be able to find your way to a job you enjoy more. In the meantime, all best to you and thank you for sharing.

    1. I so agree, especially if a component of your motivation is to take care of your family. I also believe that if you can do that, you can do ANYTHING, so it’s important go begin thinking what your ‘anything’ might look like! The year of 2017 numerologically adds up to ‘1’, a year that will begin a new 9 year cycle in your life. I want to jam pack my 2017 with everything I love and want to have keep showing up for the next cycle! 🙂

    2. Thank you, I have always loved to write, as i feel it takes the poison out of my soul and heart. I love animals too, and still finding my path there. It’s a journey to my discovery of my element and awareness of self.

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