Thursday, May 19, 2011

The Road Ahead

Sorry that I have been absent the last three weeks it has been a journey of events since my last real post, Cinderella and the Tough Stuff.  After a year of unemployment I.Got.A.Job.  Just typing it kind of takes my breath away because I start on tuesday.  It is a very bitter sweet moment for me but because I truly believe in my heart that is is all in God's will I know this is where I need to be.  Here is how it all unfolded...

My post about withdrawing Augie from Daycare was on a wednesday night, the next day a friend contacted me about a job opening at his new job that he thought I may be interested in.  The friend isn't someone we are close with, it is one of our good friends brothers.  He forwarded me the information, it was for an Executive Assistant position and I was really interested.  I told Augie's teachers that friday morning that we were going to pull him at the end of April, and when I got home from dropping him off I e-mailed my resume, expecting nothing.  I have applied for over 300 positions without even a call back so I wasn't holding my breath.  Within an hour I was being contacted via e-mail about scheduling an interview.  I interviewed the following friday (the friday before Easter) with the Vice President, and it went really well.  He told me that he would contact me that monday if I was selected for a follow up interview with the President.  Monday came and went and I didn't hear anything back.  Devastated because I felt that my interview had went so well, I finally heard back tuesday afternoon that because of my skill set they had passed, but he really liked me and would definitely hold on to my resume.  Within 10 minutes of being told I didn't get the 2nd interview, I was contacted that after reviewing my resume the President wanted to meet with me and I was being scheduled for a 2nd interview that friday afternoon.  So two days after pulling Augie I interviewed once again.  I was contacted monday stating that they had gone with another candidate but once again they did really like me and would hold on to my resume.  That monday night the friend who originally told me about the job called me to let me know that he had resigned because he had landed his dream job and just wanted to let me know. 
 Two days later I received a phone call from a Director saying that he had received my resume from the President and Vice President had a job opening that he thought I may be interested in, he forwarded me the information.  And this job was probably more of a fit for me then the original one that I had applied for.  We set up an interview for the following monday (last monday) and that went really well.  The kids and I left the next day for South Carolina to spend a week with my sister and my mom came along too! While in South Carolina I received an e-mail wanting me to come in on tuesday (two days ago) to interview with the rest of the team.  I spent another hour there on tuesday and then got the offer this afternoon.  And if you are wondering about the crazy alignment, divine intervention of this job, yes this was the position that the friend who told me about the job resigned from, I just got his job.

So I now am shifting back into work mode, the kids will start full time at daycare on tuesday which will be an adjustment to us all.  I forgot to mention my office is NEXT DOOR to daycare?!?!? I couldn't have planned that if I tried.  Because of this I will be able to go nurse and visit with Addie on my lunch break until she gets acclimated.  We are going in tomorrow to hang out. 

So that is where I have been and what I have been doing.  I've just been soaking in the last few weeks with the kids and trying to absorb every moment of it.  I'm so excited for this job and excited to not be settling, this is an amazing opportunity for me and an amazing organization.  Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers throughout my unemployment journey and I will continue to appreciate them as we go into this next chapter.


  1. Wow! Especially when you end with "my office is next to the daycare", you have to know this is some sort of divine intervention. And for you to then be taking your friend's job...that's just amazing. So happy for you and I really hope this is something that will make you happy!

    I saw you post something about working in a FB conversation with Regan and thought about asking, but decided against it. And then I see this :)

  2. yay!!! congratulations chica! what wonderful news! I hope it works out for you :)

  3. So happy for you Christy! Also glad the blog is back.

  4. This is great Christy! Congratulations!

  5. I knew I'd find the info behind all this on one of your posting sites! Congrats - I'm so happy for you and your family deserve all the happiness I hope this brings your way girl!