Tuesday, July 21, 2009

here we go again

Tomorrow morning I start my new job. Yes, I finally got a job! Not being a DCE in a church, but being a sales associate at Forever21. This will be quite different from any other job I have had or what I went to school for, but I am excited about it. I have been saying that if I had to work retail I would want to work at Forever21 because it is my favorite store ever. Needless to say, I am totally going to take advantage of the employee discount. I am just hoping I have enough self control to not spend all of my paychecks there. ;)

This past month or so has been quite the struggle. I have been out of work, as you know, since the beginning of June. It is a strange thing to have so much time on your hands. I began to start feeling useless, discouraged and unmotivated. There was really no reason for me to wake up in the morning; I didn't have a purpose.

I was blessed to get my first and second interviews at F21. This position is part time and I will be paid about half of what I was making at my previous job, but I think this will be a great experience and pull me more out of my comfort zone. I know God will provide exactly what I need.

Plus, I get to work with people!!! In my last position 95% of my time was spent alone. I am thrilled for the interactions I will get to have and the opportunity to step out of the church bubble and be a light in the dark world. I may not have been called to a ministry in a church setting, but I feel like God is calling me to a ministry in a new environment.

Much more has happened outside of my job search, but I am going to stop now because I need to get to bed so I can wake up bright and early for my first day. Goodnight friends.