Last week I interviewed for a new job. It was one of those nightmare interview scenarios....3 people on one end of a boardroom table, me on the other, and a whole list of questions to answer. It was for a bookkeeping job with the school system. They interviewed a few people for it and I did NOT leave the interview thinking "I've got this in the bag". To be honest, it wasn't my best interview ever. Probably because I was so nervous. But to my surprise, my interviewer called me yesterday and offered me the job!!! I was SO excited about what getting this job meant. Of course everyone's first question to me is, "Does it pay more than you're making now?" The answer is yes. It's actually less hours, but pays more. I will be paying $180 less than I'm paying now for insurance for my family (but it's still just as good), I'll be working 7:30-1:30 (instead of 8-5), so once Ethan's in Pre-K next fall, we won't have to pay for after care (which will be saving us close to $500 a month). Not to mention all the benefits like having 21 paid non-working days, 3 days off for Thanksgiving and an entire week off for Christmas! I've done bookkeeping before, so I know I'll do a good job at it. This job means a new start, it means the possibility of finishing my degree, and the best part of all...it means more time with my family. I'm so grateful for this opportunity!!!
I've been working at the bank for a total of 3 years and 4 months (with a 13 month break in there after Ethan was born). I love the bank...I really do. I love my co-workers and it's all-in-all a great job with great benefits. So why am I leaving? Well, since Noah died I've just longed for a change. I put on a brave face at work, but honestly, when I go to work in a good mood and a customer asks me how my new baby is doing....well....let's just say that it's very hard to focus on work for the rest of the day. I just need a new start and I'm so excited about this new job!
In other news, I just saw that 2 of my blog friends are pregnant! Angie and Raechel both announced today that they are pregnant. This is kind of amazing....or maybe they planned to announce at the same time, I don't know...but I think that it's neat that both of their baby girls that passed away were born on April 7, 2008 and now they both announced today that they are pregnant again. I'm not sure how far along Angie is, but Raechel is over halfway there. I am so excited for these ladies and I'm praying for them as I know that even during this exciting time, there is probably a lot of fear after losing their sweet baby girls not so long ago. Please pray along with me for these amazing women and for the little ones that are growing inside them!
Also please pray for my co-worker as she has lost a dear friend of hers. Pray for the family of Stephen Wust who was killed in a motorcycle accident this morning.