This is a blog that part of it I’ve been meaning to do since Thanksgiving. I wanted it to be part of my “What I’m Thankful For” but I never got around to it. So I figured I could squeeze it in before my workout this morning. So just a little background…
So those of you who have been following my blogs for some time know that I was going thru hard times last fall. Being unemployed and financially struggling and having hard times overall. There was very little positivity in my blogs at that time. (I’ve actually deleted several of them because I didn’t want all of that negativity out there) And after starting a job and it not working out, I was very discouraged. I had spoken to my mom over the phone and she told me to be specific with God. I can’t just pray that I want a job I want a job. I have to be specific with what I want. So I wrote down a list of a few things…
- I wanted a job in my degree field or that would allow me to grow into my degree field (check)
- I wanted it to be M-F (check)
- I wanted an 8-5 or 9-6 schedule
- I wanted full benefits (check)
- And I wanted to make enough money that I could handle rent, my car payment and daycare on my own. Because to me that meant I was making enough money.(check)
So I prayed on that diligently. And for some reason I kept applying for jobs that are at the company I’m at now. I’m not going to say the name of the company or anything like that. But I work for a large bank with a very recognizable name. I have full benefits. I have what I wanted. And now I have all of the items satisfied on my list. I was just offered and approved for a shift change and starting Monday I work 9-6. That is just the biggest blessing for me and my family.
My supervisor came to me on this past Thursday evening and asked if I would be interested in an 8-5 shift. Of course I said yes…I work 11-8 now. And I don’t get to see Jordan at night. My husband doesn’t get any help in the evenings. And Brianna stays up watching tv in our room until I come home and read her a story. So the nightime routine isn’t the best at home, and it’s hard to be regimented without any help for my hubby. So my schedule updated on Friday and my supervisor emailed me Monday and said I was approved for the shift change. That is just such a blessing for me. It truly is. Especially since I didn’t have to lie my way into the new shift…that’s just a tidbit I’m not going into…but I’m just thankful that I have been blessed with a good job with good pay, good benefits, good opportunity for growth, and now a great schedule! God is good all the time. Don’t be afraid to pray and don’t be too proud to pray because prayer changes things! (a la Steve Harvey) I definitely have days where I don’t like my job and I’d rather stay at home. I didn’t ask for a job I enjoy. I knew I wasn’t going to love my job. I did know that I can do my job and can do it for the year that I’m required to maintain this position before I can apply for other positions. So I try to remember how thankful I am when I work my overtime days. And I just remain thankful that I’m employed because so many people are not.