Monday, October 12, 2009

Life Update (and Treatment Tuesday)

Today has been incredibly busy. Things are going down here...and I mean this in a good way. For those who don't know, I moved from California to my home state of Mississippi back in May. I had several job possibilities, and even though I knew my license wasn't going to transfer, we moved thinking everything would be cake when we got here.

Well, it wasn't. At all. Every possible option I thought I had fell by the wayside. Doors didn't just shut....they slammed on jobs of all shapes and sizes. My husband started his fall semester at school, so we were committed here until December. I got tired of being told I was overqualified for everything.

So, being prayerfully proactive, I started applying for jobs away from my hometown, in several states. Needless to say, my parents (the doting grandparents they are), are not happy. Well, neither of we! I need a job. I applied back in California for about 7 jobs...several in the same county we had just moved from.

Now....wouldn't you know that I haven't heard ANYTHING from any of the other jobs EXCEPT in that county? I now hold in my email airplane ticket confirmations for a flight back there to go to several interviews. SEVERAL. (To be juxtaposed against the ZERO here in Mississippi.) I even scored a nice picture of a plane that appears to be flying to the West. And it's United, which is what I'll be on. Hmm.

We're not sure God has planned for us to go back to California, but the doors seem to be opening in that direction. So I'm asking for your prayers. I'll keep you updated about the interviews!



And since it's so close to Tuesday, I'm just going to post the link to Treatment Tuesday over at The Character Therapist, even though it won't be up until 6 a.m. Central time Tuesday.

Have a great Monday evening and Tuesday!

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10 comments:

Natalie said...

Wow, that is crazy--what a difficult couple of months for you and your family. Good luck with the interviews and with whatever follows.

Tabitha Bird said...

LOL. I love the way God's hands move the grasses of our life. :) Let us know what happens.

Kristen Torres-Toro said...

Wow... I'll definitely pray! That is crazy! Congrats on the possibility! I know that's a huge answer to prayer.

Katie Ganshert said...

Prayers coming atcha!!

Ralene said...

Yeah, def prayin' for ya! It's hard to understand why God opens doors that seem so far away, but He is bigger and we're wise to heed His guidance. When do you leave?

PatriciaW said...

Prayers for your family, Jeannie, and your job hunt. I know how crazy it can be when a relocation turns out differently than expected.

Tamika: said...

I will be praying for your family! Trust in the Lord with all thy heart, and lean not to your own understanding...and He will direct your path.

Blessings to you...

Jill Kemerer said...

Best of luck Jeannie. Your post reminds me of harsh realities. In certain parts of the country, it's next to impossible to land a job. I live in Southeast Michigan and our area has been reeling from this for the past several years. It's tough.

Jessica said...

Hmmm, interesting. I hope the right doors open for your family. And I hate that stigma of "overqualified". Grrr.

*But a happy smile for your interviews*

Eileen Astels Watson said...

Jeannie, this is wonderful to hear, I've been praying for you directly about this, and will continue to. May God be with you every step of the way and in every minute of those interviews.