Monday, November 7, 2011

Funny how things work out....

My 1 year anniversary at my job is today. This past Saturday, I gave my notice. I start a new job in a week.

The work environment at my current job is less than ideal. Aside from the fact that I don't want to be an office assistant or dispatcher for the rest of my life, the manager at the company is difficult to work with, to say the least. I won't get into it here, but suffice it to say, I'm happy to be moving on.

I was never thrilled with the job from the beginning. Don't get me wrong, I was more than grateful to have a job. It came at a time when we really needed a second income. We had just bought a house, and though we knew we could make the payments and pay the rest of the bills on one income, we were grateful for a second income. I thank God every day that I have a job, even if I don't enjoy it, because there are so many out there who don't have anything.

That said, I don't enjoy my job. I'm miserable and it's affecting me and wearing on me. After thanking God for my job, I continually questioned him about why I was still here. Why he was keeping me in a place that clearly was no good for me. I knew He had a plan, I just wanted it to come sooner than He planned.

It's funny how things work out, though. We are traveling for Thanksgiving, but that is easily canceled if I happen to have to work that week. I was devastated when we realize that, financially, we couldn't go home for Christmas. Had we done that, we'd possibly had non-refundable plane tickets that cost an arm and a leg and the possibility that I wouldn't have been able to get time off at my new job.
We are saving $500 a month for our Hawaii trip in February. We reach our goal as of January 1, December being the last payment into savings. Had I gotten this job 6 months ago, it would have been difficult for us to save such large payments because this job is part time.

So, starting next Monday I will be working at a YMCA, in a before and after school childcare program. Considering I want to work with children and/or young adults, this is the best I can hope for, now. I'm excited, and happy, and thrilled to be loving my job. I will always keep my ear to the ground for library positions, but the Y is a great organization to work for, and they promote from within, so I don't know where this will lead.

One thing I do know? God is in charge. He's proven that to me time and again, and this recent change no exception.

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