Wednesday, June 04, 2008

A New Beginning...

I guess I can officially spill the beans now. I had been keeping it under wraps for several reasons, but I can share now. I got a full time job. I decided to do this for different reasons. I'm not quitting the mortgage business, I am going to do both. I think right now it is the best move for me.

I had been so very frustrated, because trying to find a job isn't fun. I've actually never had to really do it before. I've always just known someone and they have connected me to something. This time that wasn't the case. And the connections I did have just weren't panning out like I thought they would. So, I kept searching. I even went as far to put resumes out in Abilene. Yes, I would have moved. I did have an interview there, but really the only jobs I would have wanted would have been at ACU. It is still very much a dream of mine to get my Masters in Counseling or Higher Education and work for a university and/or church as a women's minister, but right now may just not be the time.

I did however get a call this week and was offered the job I was wanting here in Lubbock. The pay was really good and when they offered me the job they told me that they were starting me at a higher salary than they originally stated! A HUGE ANSWERED PRAYER! I'm really excited, because this is going to give me the opportunity to support me and my family and not have to depend on the ex. Yes, he is still responsible and will be held to that, but he doesn't have any leverage over me anymore. He can just deal with the Attorney General...and that has been a long awaited goal for me!

I'm a little sad about putting the kids in daycare, but the way I see it is that they have been home with me most of the time for most of their years. I got Mason past the one year mark, and I think that helps so much. And on top of that, I'm a single mom and I've managed to stay home for the last year and a half. I don't know another single mom who has been able to do that. Now I feel it's time to go back to work and help change our financial future. So, I will be juggling a lot, but I feel with all my heart that this will be life changing for me and is the right thing.

I start Friday. So I will join the rest of the world in getting up early and getting the kids ready and being at work at 8 a.m. I'm sure I will be exhausted by the days end, but there is something to be said about knowing the feeling that you're providing the best you can for you and your family.

I'm so thankful and I'm so blessed for the opportunity that God has put in front of me. All worked out just as it should, and I think that God strengthened my faith throughout the waiting process. And I'm so glad it's over!

9 Comments:

Blogger Darla said...

That is such great news! God will help you and your children adjust to the new job situation. GOD is GOOD!!!!

11:18 PM  
Blogger Chrissy Cross said...

I am proud of you and your decision. Tough decisions to make, but you must do what is best for you and your children. Let me know if you need anything!!

8:35 AM  
Blogger Jenn Jenn said...

I am sooo excited for you !!! God is still indeed in the blessing business... Keep your eyes on Him and He will not let you fail. He knows what you can handle with Him leading you and guiding you every step of the way...

Keep pressing towards to mark, mama.

Jenn

11:02 AM  
Blogger Noel and Celeste said...

I'm so proud of you, Larissa. I praise God for giving you all you need. What a beautiful example of God's providence you are!

He keeps His promises!

Love you,

Celeste

11:09 AM  
Blogger Procters said...

What an exciting new journey! Never doubt your decisions when you come to them in prayer. You are a great mom! Never doubt that either :)
Much love!

11:19 AM  
Blogger Cheri said...

Congratulations!! I am so glad something finally worked out for you!
So excited to hear all about it!

5:11 PM  
Blogger Katherine said...

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3:38 PM  
Blogger Katherine said...

Yay for a new job-that is exciting!! :) Can you find me one now? ;)

They are beginning to offer classes for the Higher Education degree online from ACU-so that might be a possibility! I did not know that is what you wanted to do-we should talk about that sometime-that is one of my dreams, too!! You would be amazing at that!! :)

3:40 PM  
Blogger Rosheeda said...

CONGRATULATIONS, Rissa!!!!

2:46 PM  

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