Monday, August 19, 2013

I GOT A JOB Y'ALL...and I'm Moving!

If you read the series I put out this past Monday, Friday, Saturday, & Sunday...THANK YOU SO MUCH!! That series was leading up to this great news I wanted to share!! And...if you read the finale, you also know how secretive this government job stuff can be! So, I may have to revisit this post at a later date, but I won't let the secrecy of my workplaces keep me from sharing such great news!!

I'll be working for the Washington, DC government doing something very similar to what I've been doing for the county government here. If I must say so myself, this move and change in career is definitely about 2 or 3 steps up for me!! I enjoyed my job and I had great opportunities there. I would even go as far as to say that I would take my job with me if I could; but along with preparing myself for my personal future I wanted to do the same for my vocational future. My desire to develop my personal future is much stronger than my desire to develop my vocational future, but my career path is important to develop because one thing you need to ensure a great future is MONEY!!

During the last five months I was job searching and getting interviews...but not jobs...and it was very frustrating and discouraging. But to God be the glory. He had a plan of His own for me!! In church you learn to trust, be faithful, and wait for God. When you're faced with real life situations that can be hard to do sometimes because it's so easy to be persuaded by what you see. Looking back, I can see that God has always shown up and shown out when it's come to my job searches. I need to become more confident in knowing that He will always come through in other areas of my life as well.


I've definitely added thousands of miles on my cars because of this!
As you can see from the picture on my left, the trek between NC and DC is not a light one. Both me and my boyfriend have probably made this trip more than either one of us would have liked to, but you do what you have to do for the things you want. If this were under any other circumstance, I would say good riddance NC...but the people I love are here, so I'll still have to make this trip...but it will be under completely different circumstances!!

In case you haven't noticed, that's a very long drive y'all!!

To make a long story short, things seem very surreal right now. Even though I'm going through all the motions of ending my chapter here, I still can't believe this is real. I've waited for this for so long, and it's like a dream to actually be going through with it. I just can't wait to start this new journey! I very well may be the only one who's excited about this as much as I am, but that's okay!! I'll be super excited right by myself!! With that excitement comes some nervousness about this transition. As much as I've said that I wanted to be in a big city, I've been experiencing DC quite often and I'm still not as comfortable there as I want to be. I think it'll take some time for me to transition my southern mentality to a northern one, but I don't doubt I'll be able to do it. With that being said, I will always be a southern girl at heart!!

I'm hoping everything will fall into place as it should so I'm not going to worry too much about it. The things that make me most nervous are not knowing what to expect from my job and the traffic before and after work! Let me explain. I'll miss my last job and as I say that I'm not quite sure if I'll miss the job as much as I'll miss my coworkers. As I mentioned in this post, things were very laid back at my last job and we were like a family (of sorts); my coworkers made the job what it was. Going into a new job, you don't know what to expect and, like the Introvert that I am, I have to feel a whole new set of people out! This job I'm leaving was also the ONLY job I've resigned from where I wasn't actually trying to break my neck to get out of the door!! As far as the traffic goes, I've experienced DC traffic before and I'm cool with that kind of traffic outside of work hours. BUT...since I'm new to the area, I don't want the traffic before and after work to affect my timeliness, take up too much time in my day, affect me or my car (parking, accidents, etc.), and things of that nature!! I know I'll have to deal with it, so I'm mentally prepared for it. With these things considered, my future called and I had to answer...so I did what I had to do.

I have a renewal of faith and I want to continue to build that up. I know God will be with me on this new job and during this venture from NC to DC!!

Y'all be praying for me!


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    1. Thank you so much!! I'm very excited about it and I can't wait!!

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  2. So happy for you, hope it all works out!Loving your blog! New follower here, hoping you'll stop by my blog and say hello and follow back :)
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    1. Thanks Allie! I'm hoping it works out too!!

      I will certainly stop by to check you out!!

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  3. Congratulations! It is a big move. Have you found a place to stay? My cousin relocated from NC to DC and then to NY and had a place there. Let me know if you want me to ask if it's still available. Very excited for you here. Welcome to Hwy 95. :-)

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    1. Thanks so much Libby!!! I've been holding this news in for almost a month now and it was killing me to contain it! LOL. I do have a place to live already. I start work Monday, so I'm literally like on my way out of the door as we speak right now!! I'm excited and I know this transition will be great, so I'm definitely looking forward to it!!!

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    2. Have fun on your first day! Excited. :-)

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  4. Awh yes!! This just inspired me. I struggle with letting God have control of my life. This helps me to KNOW that if I give my worries and my life to him that He will direct me to where He and I want me to be. Congrats and blessings on your new journey!
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    1. Yes ma'am!! There were definitely times along the way where I thought I may have been making the wrong decision...but I continued to pray. Now, looking back on it, of all the jobs I actually interviewed for...this was the last one...and the BEST one! This job had so much to offer me and it's a continuation of what I was already doing. I just had to be patient and trust Him!!

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  5. Congratulation Mionna. I guess the secret is finally out. Remember you mentioned you were moving in a comment you made on my blog. You're moving South to North and I'm moving North to South. Washington, DC is an exciting city. I have loved every bit of the 5 years I've commuted from Maryland to the city for work, but it's finally worn me out and I'm out - making way for the new-comers. Best of luck with everything - the move, the drive, saying "good-bye", settling down etc.

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    1. Thank you so much!! The secret is finally out and the time is finally here. Even with being here now and having all of my things here with me...it still feels like I'm a visitor. Thank you for your well wishes!! We'll see how I do!

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  6. CONGRATS!!!!! I recently got a new job and I will say I miss my work family dearly... it has been difficult for me to adjust to "these new folks' as I call them when Im at home!!! Enjoy this next chapter in your life!

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    1. I definitely understand how you feel Toya!! I miss my guys too, but I had to move on for the betterment of me!! I'm just kind of staying to myself. I've met a lot of people in the last few days and I don't quite remember everybody...but I guess that will come with time too!

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  7. Wow what an amazing opportunity! Congratulations I hope the new job and move go amazingly for you!

    Thank you for link up with the I Love My Post Blog Hop

    Sarah
    Life in a Break Down
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    1. Thanks!! So far things are going pretty well. I hope they continue to go this way!

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