Tuesday, September 18, 2012

A new season.

Yesterday was a really, really good day. I got the news I had hoped I'd get.

But I'm getting ahead of myself. Let me back up.
If you've been reading my blog long, or know me in real life...you know its been one long summer.
All those crazy emotions I had been feeling eventually got me thinking about my career.

I love being a social worker. To me, there's just nothing better than meeting people where they're at and helping them overcome challenges and feel supported. 
But the job I got after graduation in May is, in a word, draining.
I spent a lot of time privately praying and reevaluating my desires and limits. 
And, with the risk of seeming flighty or like I was failing...
I started looking for another job.
I didn't know when I started, though, the patience and trust that would be involved. Lots and lots of waiting.

Yesterday, I got the news my heart had been waiting for. 
I've got a new {and much, much less draining!} job. I {nervously} gave my notice at my current job. 
And I breathed a really big sigh of relief.

I really, truly feel now that my season of overwhelming grief and confusion and well, just no fun...is over.
I'm excited for this new season, both figuratively and literally.
New job...here I come! 


Jenny Strickland said...

Yay!!! Congratulations on the new job friend! So happy for you!!!

Allie Brooks said...

Congratulations!!! So happy for you!

Emily grapes said...

Yippy! no more draining clents!! Can't wait to have you settle in. Hope these next 3 weeks go by quickly and smoothly for you.

meme-and-he said...

horray!! So so glad you took a leap of faith and applied for something better. It will make such a big difference, I am sure! Is it still in social work?

Holly Osbeck said...

This is absolutely wonderful, Katie!! Where is it at? I'm sure you will do fabulously!

Christina said...

yay yay yay!!! Congrats!! This is so exciting :) As you know - I am in my new job and loving life without the constant stress of my previous job!! So proud of you for making that hard decision :)

Allison said...

Congrats on your new job! God is good. :)

Jamie said...

Wonderful! Everyone deserves a job they love and won't be pushed too hard on - especially when you're already feeling drained. Good work woman - so happy for you Katie.

Emily said...

Congrats on your new job! That is so exciting! Where are you working and what will you be doing??

My-cliffnotes said...

Woohoo yay for the new job!!! Congrats pretty friend!

Between You and Me said...

awwwww...I was a social worker before kids. :) Well, I kind of think you're always a social worker, whether you're earning a paycheck or not. :)

There is such an advocate that lives in my heart.

Can't wait to hear more about the new job...still SW?

Popcorn, Pugs & Peonies said...

Congratulations, Katie!! I don't think you are flighty at all. You knew it was time for a change and you made it. I hope this is a better fit for you:)