7.11.2009

the art of {faith as small as a mustardseed}

i got a job! :)

after searching for an art therapy related job for about 1yr & 8months, i finally received a call from HR at maimonides medical center on tuesday offering me a child life position! :) i am thrilled not only because i have finally secured a job but because for many other reasons as well!

while i was job searching, i was also soul searching. i often asked the question, 'where is God leading me? what does He want me to do? who has He given me a heart for?' obviously that answer did not come quickly or easily but i made a list of the things i have a passion for, believing that many of these are from Him. here they are: fitness, health/nutrition, therapy, being creative, working with medically ill vs. mentally ill, a more 'normal' daily work schedule.

this new position {and i KNOW it won't in any way be perfect} really fits the bill. i will be working at a hospital with medically ill children. the schedule is awesome! no late nights which was always one of the most hated things abt my old job. i will also re-begin accruing my hrs for licensure - a humongous blessing of this job.

i truly feel thankful to be able to sit back and see God do His work in my life and in the way things panned out. of course i didn't just sit and do nothing! i don't believe in that. i job searched, applied to probably a thousand jobs, learned to wait, heard nothing, interviewed a handful of times, was rejected numerous times, to finally land {here}. happy {here}. :)

i will begin this position in a couple of weeks! eeek. i'm excited but definitely nervous too. a new job is a challenge - learning how to do the job well, mtg new people, an unknown environment, etc...

soon after i was offered this position, the hubby and i decided that we must take a final trip to relax and play before i start. last night we booked a flight to los cabos! :) i've never been there but have heard wonderfully beautiful things about it. for the first time in my life, i'm going to mexico and will be staying at an all inclusive resort/hotel place where food and drinks are included! there's a fitness center, many pools, some tennis courts... even table tennis! :) we're pretty psyched. the hubby hasn't been able to fall asleep for a couple of nights in a row because he's so excited. :) hehe... i, on the other hand, have had to wake up earlier than usual this past week which has led me to sleep rather soundly each night since i'm so zonked!

we also plan on bringing a few good books on this vacay. a sweet friend recently lent me a thousand splendid suns which i am hooked to. the story is definitely sad but it is written very well. grabbing at me and making me not want to put the book down. the hubby is reading the color of water which i passed along to him after reading it and just absolutely loving the story and the writing style.

this past year and 8months has definitely been a time of waiting. of believing that God has something great for me. i never doubted it though there were times when i felt discouraged. i am thankful that God has given me a lot of faith in Him - mostly grown through past difficult experiences and struggles. it is good to be at this place with Him. hopefully this is encouraging to you. He will not leave you either. He is faithful. if life has thrown you sour lemons for some reason, believe that He has all authority and power to teach you how to make some awesome lemonade.

11 comments:

Marbella Designs said...

congrats on your new job, that's great! and i hope you have a great time in cabo. we're in colorado right now, looking forward to relaxing.
oh, does that mean you won't be seeing Paul Banks anymore :(

carollai said...

hehe... i'm actually still going to work at the private school as well. maybe i'll see him more this yr!

Southern Girl said...

Congratulations! Have a blast in Mexico, and I hope all goes well with your new job!

Calvin said...

Thank you for demonstrating your faith through the past year and 8 months. 'Tis very encouraging!

cavitybuster said...

happy for you. :) the upcoming vacation sounds so relaxing!

Beth said...

Congratulations on the new job and have fun on your vacation!

cornelia said...

carol that's really awesome! thanks for sharing your story =)

cliang7 said...

congrats carol! so excited for you and your new job! and your trip to los cabos :) hugs!

Shauna said...

congratulations! your faith is inspiring, and look at the gift God has given to you! You deserve the world!!

carollai said...

thanks guys! :)

jamie said...

Congratulations Carol! I am so happy for you. I knew God will take care of you. :) I am so excited for your new job. Update us on how it is when you start. I love to hear about it.

Have fun in Mexico! Miss you!