This has been a long time coming. I’ve known it. Friends have known it. Family has known it.
It becomes even more and more apparent that something has to give. Especially when someone lovingly points out that you “looked fit to be tied the past couple days.” When said with all the love in the world, it helps the haze clear.
The journey started 3 weeks ago. I began putting my resume in. As many places as I could. Experienced or not. Just to see what was out there.
One place in particular I remember thinking, “why not at least try?” It was a company completely outside of my experience.
Then about a week later, I begin talking with this company. I receive four calls in three days. That had to be a good thing, right?
Indeed it was. Not only was it a good thing, I can honestly say it was a God thing.
Monday came around. What a whirlwind it was. I went in for testing. While I was slower on one, I was faster on another. After that, they asked if I had time for a tour of the facilities. Again, absolutely was the first word out of my mouth. Followed quickly by, “I have all afternoon.”
Took a half hour or so to tour the facilities. Then they took me into a room in HR. There I sat with four other people. Two supervisors, a person in HR, and a floor worker. Lo and behold, an interview. Talk about intimidating.
After about an hour in there answering and asking questions, I’m lead back to the break room. Left with, “we’re going to discuss things. Rarely do we offer anything day of. We’ll come get you once we’re done.”
Not even 5 minutes later they’ve come back for me. I sit back down with all four interviewers in there. Not only do they begin with expressing the level of impressed they were by the answers given, but they’re also offering me the job. I graciously accept. Feeling as though I’m dreaming.
The HR rep sits with me and we nail down some dates. As well as sets me up to get the drug testing taken care of. I walk out of the building and realize that I’d been there for almost 3 hours.
So with that all out of the way, I press on through the week. As the reality settles in, the fog lifts and I settle into the peace of His plan. Knowing that even though this new venture is completely outside of my experience, this is where he’s leading me. Leading my family.
Oh did I mention, it gives me the best of both worlds when it comes to being a mom? The hours are earlier in the day, which means it will allow me more time to watch my little guy grow up, learn and make memories. All while allowing me to help provide a better life for our family.
If that isn’t God’s work, I don’t know what is.
To round out a great week, it ended with a get away with some lovely ladies.