I cannot believe my eyes as I am writing this blog post to you all. It still doesn't seem entirely real to me. Or possible. But I am officially employed again. With a real, full time, salaried job, with full benefits. My heart is seriously so happy about this right now. It's in my degree field, I've been interviewing for the last four weeks with the company and they picked me.
I start my new job on Tuesday. It took over 6 months of applying. But it finally happened. Money has been so tight with now two car payments in Northern California. Let's face it, despite everything amazing about California. It is so so expensive.
I work my non usual interview clothes this time. Call me superstitious but every real job I have ever gotten I have interviewed in black pants and blue button up. I went way different this time around.
My phone interview went fabulous. So I was called into a second interview:
I waited only one day (the day we drove to San Fran) to learn I had made it to the second round. I had to prepare a 10 min presentation about why I am the best candidate and I was given a behavioral interview. I dear friend of mine share the "new powerpoint" with me called Prezi and it was just what I was looking for to give me that edge.
I waited over a week to find out I made the job. I was seriously on the couch sobbing in the misery of not getting the job and wishing someone wanted me for employment. I wanted this job so bad. With every ounce of my being. As soon as I saw the listing I knew this was the job I had been waiting for. And just as I was running out the door to go for a run my phone started ringing.
We went out for sushi to celebrate and I needed some work pants, because none of my old ones fit. I cannot wait to start work and get back into doing what I love. And I know the only reason I got this job was because of the Lord's grace. He clearly saw I needed this job more than being a stay at home wife. And for our family and our plans he made this happen. Psalm 39:12.
PS The Running Stitch will still be open- just on an as order basis or slower release of items.