My goodness the past week has been a whirlwind! I started working at a popular local retail outlet (which shall henceforth be referred to as “the undisclosed location,” or UNDL) last weekend and have been there all day, every day this week.
Except for Wednesday, on which wonderful things happened.
The Mister and I went up to Martin for a day trip to look at rental houses and so I could have a second interview with a local business. The job looked promising and the interviews went well, so I left that office feeling pretty good about myself and our future. It wasn’t a full-time position, so I would have to look for a second job to fill out my paycheck, but a job is a job and I think I would have enjoyed working there.
They ended up offering me the position on Thursday morning, but I didn’t take it.
Because as soon as I left them on Wednesday, I got an out-of-the-blue phone call from my old boss where I worked before vet school, letting me know that they rewrote one of the open positions to meet my qualifications and wanted me to start as soon as possible.
Full-time. With health benefits. And a tuition break for the Mister’s classes in January. And some moving expenses.
We pulled over in the First State parking lot and I cried. I would have done a happy dance right there by the road if there hadn’t been so many people in the drive-thru.
So, while the official signatures are still being processed, I am excited to announce that I have officially (over the phone, anyway) accepted a full-time, three-year position with the University of Tennessee at Martin and we will be moving as soon as we finalize a lease.
God has been good to us and blessed us beyond what we could have asked for for ourselves. He knows what we should be doing, and thank goodness He looks out for His own.
It’s good to be going home. 🙂