Thursday, November 13, 2014


What a whirlwind it has been around here. After months and months of applying for jobs and waiting, applying and waiting, these last few weeks have flown by and it can S.L.O.W. D.O.W.N., that would be fine by me!

On October 9th (just over a month ago), I applied for a position at Dillon which I saw posted just 2 days prior. On that same day, I received my first call/phone interview with them. On October 23rd, they offered me the job. On October 27th, I accepted. And life has been going non-stop since then. My first day of work will be December 8th (!), and we are leaving here on December 2nd to move me to Tulsa. All that to say there is a lot to do before then, plus there is a holiday (hooray for Thanksgiving!) thrown in there!

Yesterday was a productive day. I spent most of the day going through my belongings and deciding what is going to Tulsa with me and what is staying here for the time being. My mom, sister, and I also did some shopping last night and my kitchen has a pretty good start so I can do some cooking once I arrive. I had saved a few of my gift cards from last Christmas for this very purpose. Merry Christmas (from last year) to me!

I also think that I've found a home! I have been searching for apartments the last few weeks and called about 9 or 10 different places on Monday. I have a book full of notes and just trying to make a decision. After sitting down with my Mom, I've decided on a place. Applied online and paid my application fee. Now it's just waiting to see if they accept me! It looks like a great apartment, safe area, and the best part? Only 2 1/2 miles from my office! Please pray with me that this will all fall into place if it's meant to be.

How am I doing emotionally? For the most part, I have been holding it all together. But I'll be honest, it's very bittersweet. I'm so excited about my new job, the people I'll work with, and most importantly the mission of the agency, to help bring sweet children home to their forever families. I am also excited to move to a new city and experience a new adventure. But, it's been SO NICE being home with my family these last few months. Spending time with my family, attend my siblings sporting events, help out where I'm needed, see my nephews, and just being near family. Leaving again is going to be so hard. But, I really feel like this is what I am supposed to do and so I'm holding onto that. But yes, I'm scared.

"Being confident of this, 
that He who began a good work in you 
will carry it on to completion 
until the day of Christ Jesus."
Philippians 1:6


  1. Best of luck. My limited experience with Oklahoma and Oklahomans (military training at Ft Sill) is that it's pretty nice. Yes, the terrain is... um... well, NOT North Carolina (it frankly looked post-apocalyptic to me)... but the people I met were very friendly and hospitable. I hope that the job goes well and is as rewarding as you hope that it will be.


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