Saturday, April 12, 2014

After exactly 7 months of ....

Tears & breakdowns (OK, there were some ups, let's not be so dramatic Faith) I was offered a job. I knew that I would hear either a yes or no yesterday and kept on replaying things in my head on what I thought would happen. I had another interview yesterday too which I thought went very well so I kept telling myself that if I got a no at least there was a chance that I still could be offered employment.

Well I got that phone call yesterday and this girl was offered a job! I am a soon to be State Disability Analyst but my start date is contingent on my drug test and background check. That just means, I'll report with a start date very soon.

And hey, if I am offered another job I think there will be lots of room for negotiations! ;)

I just want to thank you all so much for your love, support and prayers. You have no idea how much they have meant to me.

Few things thing I have learned through this experience is that:

God is always there, He is always there. He did not want me to settle so He made sure that it didn't happen. Positions that I thought were perfect, companies that I thought were perfect, He did not find the same way so He allowed rejection after rejection. He also made sure that I had seven months of Netflix and chilling on my couch. If that doesn't show how good He is I don't know what does.

Friends and family are your sanity. They can make you laugh when you want to cry. They can tell you to stop feeling sorry for your self and you know they're right. They can FaceTime you and laugh when they see how horrible you look and you have no choice but to join in because, damn, you look freaking awful.

Husbands, good husbands will beg you to spend money to go out, to go shopping, to do anything because you sulking on the couch, watching yet another new show on Netflix is just not fun and he knows that new stilettos will always bring a smile to your face. And their shoulders are always good to cry on. Oh and if they add a few trips here and there, don't let go.

Your blog friends. Although you've never met them they'll send you texts and emails just to check up on you to ensure that you aren't eating a big pint of ice cream in one sitting after the many rejections. Emily, I feel that I have to give you a separate thank you. Your texts really became something I looked forward to. The videos of Dominic and the one in particular where he said "Good Night Faith" seriously was the best. And anytime I was feeling a little down I always replayed it.

So yeah, I'm ready to not have time to blog. Like I can't wait.

Although I'm sure in a month I'll be wishing I had time and energy to finish just one episode of House ;). Which is funny. I really should be Netflix'd out considering the amount of shows I watched in seven months. So not healthy.

And for those of you who are still looking for work please know that your job is out there, don't give up. I am praying for you. I know it is not fun to wake up daily to apply to 10+ jobs (that is seriously a job in itself) and hear nothing in return and wonder why these companies can't see what a great candidate you are. Just be persistent and keep at it. It eventually will happen. In the meantime, try (as hard as it may be, they were right) to enjoy your downtime.

Happy Weekend y'all! ♥

50 comments:

Jennifer said...

Congrats Faith! I know this has been a long seven months for you. SO happy to see this news today!

Ashley R said...

SO excited for you Faith!!!! This is the best news.

Kimberly Whittaker said...

Awwwwww congrats! I'm so happy for you! Xo

Highly Favored said...

God is forever faithful. I join you in thanking him for closing doors that were not the perfect fit for you and opening the right one.

Congratulations! and all the best in your new position.

ABeautiful LittleBlog said...

I'm glad that you got what God had in store for you, congratulation. I do hope you keep blogging because I do look out for them. I wish you best of luck.

Tenecia said...

Congrats on your new job...and having such an amazing support system that helped you keep your sanity over the past few months!

T.

NikG said...

That is awesome!!!! Congrats on the new gig!!

EmilyJane said...

You know I love you girl! :D I was so overjoyed when you text me and told me you got the job! I was at my desk and got a huge smile on my face. I am so excited for you! <3

Mrs A said...

Yay!! Congratulations, really happy for you :)

Tomes Edition said...

Congrats!!!! *throws confetti* Im so excited for you, a well deserved postilion for you. God is good all the time

Law_Fal said...

Amen! I knew it was coming! I'm so happy for you honey! Yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Nylse Esahc said...

I am very happy for you and encouraged at the same time. Looking forward to hearing great things about this new job.

Angela K said...

Yay yay yay! So very happy for you, Faith!

Brittany said...

This is such awesome news!!!! Congratulations, Faith!!!!!!! I love your paragraph about good husbands letting their wives buy shoes...I agree 100%! :)

Pegster said...

OMG OMG, CONGRATULATION!!! So happy for you.

uchenna Ezeonyeka said...

awwwwww!!!!!!!!
congratulations faith. i knew it will all happen that Gods appropriate time.

Dee D said...

Woohoo!!! I knew it was going to happen any day now.

Katie said...

Such exciting news!!! Congratulations :)

Angela - RoseTinted Lenses said...

So happy for you Faith, Congratulations xx

Angela - RoseTinted Lenses said...

So happy for you Faith, Congratulations xx

Tamara B. said...

Congrats!!

BKCsquared said...

Congratulations, Faith!! :) Best of luck to you & hope you get a start date soon. YAY!

xo, K
www.BKCsquared.com

Life with J and J said...

I am just so happy for you! God is faithful. Congratulations!!!

Desiree Macke said...

I am SO happy for you!
Congratulations!!!

Jhan said...

Such encouraging words. I've been seeking employment for almost 2 years now and I'm still waiting on the Lord to say "yes, this is the one". It is frustrating at times, but I know he's a faithful God and works in His own timing.

Discovery Street said...

PTL!!! good things are a' comin'! wohoo!

1 + The One said...

Such great news! Congratulations Faith! God is indeed faithful and His timing is always perfect!! :-) xx

Heather said...

Congratulations, Faith! I am very happy for you!

Angie said...

Congrats Lady, so happy for you!!!!

Lauren W said...

Congratulations, Faith! I am so, so happy for you! :)

Melissa @ i carry your heart said...

Congrats, lady! Such good news!

Jess said...

Yayyyy!!!! Congrats!

Nancy said...

So happy for you, my sweet friend!!

Cece said...

CONGRATS! I'm so glad you didn't settle and that you finally got what you were looking for all of this time. Those 7 months were really a gift even if you couldn't quite look at it that way at the time. Good luck and welcome back to the daily grind!!

Katie Slatton said...

Congrats Faith! I hope your new job is exactly what you've been waiting for :) God is good!

Katie | Style Diary

cashanamusings said...

Congratulations! I am so happy for you.

The Mrs./The Mom said...

I am so happy for you Faith! I had to pop out of my phone and get to a computer to leave a comment, lol!I love how inspirational you were to others who still maybe looking. THAT is why you have so many people (virtual and IRL) who care about you!

two birds said...

YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Congrats!!

TheJ Fam said...

So sorry that I've been unaware of your struggles! But I am so super happy for you and your family! Hope job prospects continue to roll in!!!

TOI said...

I'm so over the moon for you. God's time is always the best :)

Vett Vandiver said...

YAY!!!!!! CONGRATS!! I have been praying for you and another blogger friend, this is great news!! Enjoy it, and make us proud :)

Vett Vandiver said...

YAY!!!!!! CONGRATS!! I have been praying for you and another blogger friend, this is great news!! Enjoy it, and make us proud :)

Katie said...

congratulations faith!! how exciting!

Tracedacious! said...

Yay, congratulations to you, I can only imagine how exited you must be to start this new chapter in your life:)

K&R said...

girllllllll so excited for you! you will rock this job!
way to go!

K

redwhitebride said...

Congrats to youuuuu!!! so excited for your new job :)

Georgina Castellucci said...

SO happy to read this Faith, I knew this day would come and am SO proud of you for sticking through it all with patience and endurance!!! I cannot wait to see where your new position takes you xo

Maureen S. said...

Congratulations!! :)

Morgan said...

Congrats my friend! I know how much you've been wanting to go back to work. This is excellent news! I'm very happy for you :) God is the best.

Kathy C said...

eeekkk! Congrats Faith!! I'm late I know...but still wanted to do the happy dance for ya!