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!|
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!
Of course this is my favorite post of the week!!!