Monday, June 22, 2009

Way to long

Wow it has been awhile since I have been on here. I don't know how I am going to get out everything in such a little amount of time. So much has been going on in my life. Working full time has exhausted me to the point I don't feel like doing much other than reading when I get home frome work. Thats why it amazes me to read blogs of new moms and working gals that have a way more hectic schedule than I do. I admire you all so much. I can never find the time to sit down and type, but I have decided that it is a must. I have a track record of starting things and quitting before they are done. So, I promised all of you that I would keep you updated as I try to figure out where I am going on this journey called life and that is what I intend to do.

Tonights post will be short and sweet. Just a note to tell you where I am in life at this moment. But I promise I will get back on here and let you in all of the juicy stuff of life. My next post I will be sure to include some pics of all the new things happening right now.

So, let me introduce myself again. My name is Kristin. I am 23 years old and I graduated this past December. I thought finding a job would be no big deal now that I had a college degree. I was wearing such rose colored glasses I thought I would be making the big money in no time. But that was not the case. I was without a job for almost two months which is why I started the blog in the first place.I had always wanted to start one and then I finally had the time. It was a great release from the hundreds of online job applications I was filling out everyday. It kept me from going stir crazy.

This in between jobs time turned out to be the best thing that happened to me. It allowed for quiet time. Which is something I had never really considered important until I had it. For the first time I could actually hear God speaking to me. As if he was just sitting on my bed talking to me.

I learned something very important in that time frame. I learned that it is so true what they say about how being a Christian does not mean you wont suffer disappointment, but it means that God will be there to comfort you and that is exactly what he did. He helped me to heal past regrets and make amends with the people I needed to in order to move ahead into my future into a life with him.

He also revealed to me how he really does know whats best for life even when I try to go against it. For example I interviewed for a great job at IMG as an event planner. I thought it was the perfect job for me after college. I was going to be getting to travel and it was in my field.. You know a real brag worthy job for that 10 year reunion that seems is approaching quicker and quicker!! The girl who interviewed me basically told me I was a shoe in, and gave me some material to read over to be more prepared for when I started. But then three weeks went by and I never heard anything. I was almost afraid to talk to her because I knew it must be bad news and then reality would have to kick it. Finally I received an email stating that a week after I interviewed a guy had come in with three years of experience and was willing to work at the same entry level pay that I was going to start at. I thought my dreams were crushed, but God had a different plan for my life. A week later I called the hr at the bank to see if they were hiring and talked to one of hiring agents.

I started at the bank full time in February. It doesn't pay as much as I would like, but I received benefits immediately and I was given seven days vacation and seven sick days after only 90 days. Not to mention I have great hours. I am a teller right now. Which isn't exactly where I thought I should be since I have a degree, but in the banking industry you have to start from the bottom and work your way up.

I am still keeping my eyes open for my dream job. I have still been going to Southland and I have met so many nice people there. I'm sorry I am cutting this off so short, but I am going to be late for Pilates if I don't get going soon. I will have to tell you all about the new diet I have gotten myself into in the next post. Talk to you again soon


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