Monday, August 16, 2010

After 6 months...

I have a job. A real, honest-to-goodness, full-time, with-benefits job! True story, peeps. I have to say, I have mixed emotions. I am so, so grateful to have found a job in the midst of such a struggling economy. However, my six months without a job was kind of a dream. One I don't think I'll ever experience again. It was a time of struggle not knowing when I'd be employed, but it was also a time when I got to do things and help people around me without having to get back to the grind.
After so many months of not having an 8-5 job, I have felt so much anxiety this past week. I've done lots and LOTS of praying, temple-going, etc. to ease my nervous self. I feel good about where I am and the people I've worked with for just one week already. I'm not loving the extra early morning hours of getting up, but I feel a sense of pride knowing there is somewhere to be, a place where I get to progress, learn, and better myself and my situation. For this I am thankful. I'm a blessed girl. I have incredible people all around me. How could I not be happy?! Thankful, thankful I am.

The end.

8 comments:

Team O'Connor said...

Sweet! Where are you working? I'm so glad you're liking it. New jobs are always nerve racking. I would feel so scared starting a new job now that I'm so used to the security of working for the government! Congratulations!

Eh said...

Hurray! Glad you had 6 months, and happier still that you will get a paycheck. Though I would have selfishly pushed it off for one more week so I could have seen you. I miss you. Congratulations Erin dear! Whoever they are, they are lucky to have you.
~Jenny B

Rob A. said...

That is so great! Congrates. It's probably good to start a new job right as summer is dying down, that way you don't feel like you have missed out an anything.

Kalli Ko said...

woot woot!! I miss your face!

karen louise said...

Congrats, my friend! I'm so happy for you, and so glad you got to enjoy some time off from the 'grind' and can now make some money :)

Heidi said...

So happy for you! Things work out in the oddest ways sometimes. :)

Stephanie said...

Congrats Erin! Thank is super exciting. :)

Shannon said...

Yay!! So happy for you! :)