In the morning, Mari was up bright and early. She had tossed and turned throughout the night, too excited to sleep because of this new adventure she was about have. Today she had her first shift at her very first job! It was all so incredibly exciting. And nerve-wracking. Would they like her? Would she be able to do a good job? What if she tripped, again? As her alarm chimed, the young girl allowed these worries to swirl within her mind. Surely things would go well! Her mother and father were worried, too, but she was determined to prove that she was good at more than just school! Once she had turned off the alarm, she stretched and rose from her bed. The rest of her family were late to rise, so she snuck through the dark of the early hours to brush her teeth, shower, and dress herself in a comfortable blue sweater and jeans. Her hair became wavy as it dried, and once she had styled it she was sure to place a cute, blue bow in her hair. Simple makeup was done and soon enough, she was ready to start her day!
You can do this... Just smile, be polite, and do your very best! As she went to go prepare a quick breakfast, she found her mother actually awake with a plate of eggs and bacon prepared. It was surprising, to say the least. "I wanted to make sure you didn't forget to eat on your first day. Having a job is a big responsibility, Mar... Are you sure you still want to do this?" Her hand placed gently on her daughter's back, Mari could feel the worry her mother felt. This was the first time their only child would be doing something on her own, after all. They knew how nervous Mari was, and how clumsy. They loved her, but they didn't believe in her abilities at all. Not yet, anyway. She would show them! "I'll be fine," She replied, finishing the meal and going to wash her plate. That was all she said before going to leave, but before she did she paused and went back to hug her mother. "I'll make you proud!" Before her mother could reply, she darted out the door and on to her new journey.