Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Time for a New Adventure!

First of all, I cannot believe it's been over a week since my last post! Last week I kept putting off writing, then Thanksgiving rolled around, then Black Friday, then the weekend, then Monday, and now well, here we are!
While I'd like to post about Thanksgiving and this past weekend, most of my pictures are still on my camera so that post may come later today! For now I'll say, we had a fabulous Thanksgiving, saw A LOT of family (on both sides), ate wonderful food, and got A LOT of Christmas shopping done! (I think the bug to shop just bit me and now as we enter December almost ALL of it is done! Praise God!)
Apples of Gold
Now onto what I really want to share today...
Today is a special day because it's my last day at my current job. It feels like one of those school days right before a holiday where your mind is everywhere but where you are and you're just itching to be done. Today I broought in brownies for everyone in the office and even tins of cookies for some of the girls I've really connected with over the last 6 months.
 Leaving this job is a good thing because tomorrow I embark on a new job! It's not just any job either, it's a job that truly marks the beginning of a career and more than that, it's a job that I truly believe God has put on my heart! Now that's an AMAZING feeling!
To back track a little...I graduated with my Bachelor's of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies (Eduction) this past summer. My intended goal (and maybe later down the road) was to pursue a career in speech pathology starting with applying to grad school next year. When I graduated, I figured I would stay at my job (doing office work) for the next few years while in grad school. Well, a few months ago I felt like God began to put the idea of advising on my heart. It was something I had never really thought about before, but the more I thought about it, the more I loved it. Here I had a degree in education and I could actually be doing something that makes a difference! After applying for maybe 30 advising positions, God totally opened the right doors for the right position for me!
I truly have to attribute this new position solely to God because the process of applying, interviewing, 2nd interviews, phone interviews, etc is overwhelming. I mean hundreds of people apply and the odds are definitely not in your favor (thank you Hunger Games!). I had family and friends praying hard for me because they knew that I wanted this position to help students, offer hope and guidance, be an encourager, and because I've been there I can completely relate! I am so excited for tomorrow because I am part of an advising team with extremely welcoming women who share my heart for this job!
It seems so rare nowadays to be given the chance to do something you enjoy or have a heart for and I'm not taken one ounce of this opportunity for granted! God was so good to share this chance with me and I'm excited to see what the future holds!
All I can say over and over since I was offered the position is GOD IS SO GOOD!! and it is so TRUE!
Thanks for sharing in my joy!
I leave you with a pic of my fav little girl helping me unpack this past weekend!


  1. How exciting! I love the seasons of life God brings us through! His ways sure are higher than ours!

    Found you through Apples of Gold!

    Brandy Jane Mabel

  2. That is so awesome! I'm very happy for you! It always feels so good (And so worth all the hard work and prayer) when God fulfills the desires of your heart. I'm sure you'll be great at your new job and they'll love you there!
    You brought everyone brownies and even tins of cookies??
    Oh my gosshhh I would love to have you for a coworker!

    Brownies are my fave!
    And cookies are right up there with 'em.


    Thanks for linking up, friend!

  3. Awesome! Congratulations on your new job :) I love the way God opens doors like that for us...always faithful!

  4. Congrats and good luck with the new job! :)