Saturday, October 17, 2009

thoughts on jobs

Hello again's me Kelley....the long lost author of this silly blog.

After reading many comments from my last post, I felt some clarifications were in order!

1. I am still employed as a school nurse.
2. I am not sure if it's my forever job.
3. I am soooo blessed to have a job.
4. I am really quite homesick (for both Albuquerque and my family)

Let me explain the job interview.

I was contacted in June (while still in NM) about a job with the pediatric bone marrow transplant clinic at University Medical Center here in Tucson. I interviewed for it, it seemed right along the lines of what I was currently doing at my Albuquerque job, and they really wanted to hire me. Fast forward 2 months. They were still trying to hire me, but budget cuts and lack of funding prevented it. So that meant no job, but I was able to get a job as a school nurse. Fast forward another 2 months, and I get a call that there is another position the manager of "clinic that could not hire me" recommended me for. I interviewed and am not selected "because of my lack of management experience."

At this point I don't know what I really want. I have been happy at my job this week, and I pray that it will stay that way.

Regardless of what happens, I had great advice from a former coworker and amazing friend, Cyndi. She left me a comment that completely changed my attitude about the whole situation. It said,

"You are so precious. The job will come just as the proposal, Rhett's job, sale of old house, purchase of new beautiful house and all the other blessings God's given you. I love you and miss you my sister in Christ."

God has provided for me every step of the way. It took me almost a year to really learn to love Albuquerque, and it may take me just as long in Tucson, maybe longer. He provided an amazing job that I loved and more importantly brought wonderful people into my life. He hasn't brought me out to the desert to wither up and die, He will provide everything I need, but I have to be willing to give that control over to Him.

Who knows what will happen, but anytime I want to complain, or start feeling sorry for myself, I will give those concerns over to the Lord, and relinquish my control on the situation. I mean seriously, I haven't made my situation better when I try to fix it myself, so why do I keep trying to do it?

Thank you Cyndi, for giving me such attitude changing advice!


Whitney said...

That is such great advice, for sure! It's hard sometimes to remember that we are waiting on God's perfect timing and not ours! I hope you stay happy at your job for as long as you have it! The right thing will come along!

Brittney Galloway said...

I have missed reading your updates! That was great advice, something that we all need to remember!

Q, La, and Gooner said...

I miss your updates as well and look forward to when you are "back." Moving is usually hard and it normally takes time to get used to a new area.

Cyndi said...

Now you are going to make me cry. We so miss your smile on Sunday afternoons.

Marissa said...

So true! I have missed your postings! said...

Great perspective!

I have been thinking of you lately...has the H1N1 been slamming your schools?

Take care of you!


Katie said...

I hope that it all works out soon! We really do miss you here in ABQ though!!