Saturday, November 27, 2010
I started a new job 4 weeks ago at a hospice. It is fast paced and somewhat intense but I love it. Another social worker started the same day I did and then just gave notice last Monday, just three weeks into the job. She first called off sick and then came in and dropped off all of her stuff. I was disappointed and surprised that she didn't stick it out longer, but she had to do what was right for her.
When I talked to her the next day, she told me that when she had gotten back home from dropping off her badge she checked her email and there was an interview request waiting for her in her inbox! This was a job she had applied for over 6 weeks before... and now they called her! We laughed at that old adage - "God never closes a door without opening a window." I bet she got the job.
Saturday morning - I'm Christmas shopping on the internet and my husband is playing with his new speakers. I found a pajama set for my niece that had the lyrics to "Dream On" printed on them. Since she really likes classic rock, I thought I would buy them for her but I wanted to make sure I wasn't sending her inappropriate lyrics. I looked up the words to the song and then was asking my husband if he owned it so I could hear it because I couldn't remember the song (Aerosmith, if you're curious). Well, I was satisfied with what I saw on the printed lyrics and I was checking out of the website when the "Dream On" song came on over the speakers. I asked my husband if he had downloaded it for me and he said no - he was listening to Pandora and it just came on!
Tuesday, November 09, 2010
I graduated with my MSW in June and had been looking all summer for a full time job. It seemed as if I was never going to find one. I knew God had a reason but I wasn't sure what it was...
Then I found my dream house which would require a lot of contractors and an architect (the dream house had a big hole in the roof). I told myself that I wasn't able to find a full time job because I needed to be part time to work with the vendors.
Well, the strangest thing happened. Two days before we were supposed to close on the house, the financing fell through (because of the hole). That is the SAME day that I got a job offer for a full time job.
Had I gotten the job and the house, I would've been a wreck. I wouldn't have had time to work on the house and also the job was on the other side of town from where the house was.
Had I lost both the house and the job, I would've been a wreck. I would still be wondering why, when I finally found my life's purpose, I wasn't able to fulfill my promise.
But now I have the job and not the house and in hindsight, I think that's they way it was supposed to play out all along.