Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Job, What Job

If I am being honest,
as thrilled as I am to be back home in California,
it has been rough.
And I mean R O U G H.
I still haven't been able to find a job. 
It's killing us financially.
And it's killing me emotionally.

This time has made me look and question every career 
decision I have ever made. 
I've questioned why on earth I spent over $40k on a college degree.

I have cried, and cried, and when I thought I couldn't cry any more,
sure enough there were more tears. 
I have yelled, screamed and uttered every 4 letter word there is. 
I have sent out at least 90 - 100 resumes. 
 Nothing makes you feel worthless like nobody wanting to hire you. 

This is certainly a season of growth for me. 
I don't seem to be handling this season well. 
I'm ready for it to be over. 
Obviously I need to get over whatever feelings I have that I'm 
too qualified or too good for some jobs. 
I don't know anything that is as humbling as this experience. 

I have three interviews tomorrow. 
I'm praying an pleading with God that at least one of these offers me a position. 
Please pray for me or send some positive thoughts my way. 
I would greatly appreciate it. 

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

California Here We Come (came)

6 months.
That's how long it's been since I have posted anything here. 
I wonder if anyone still reads this thing. 
Guess we will find out. 

Things have changed over the past six months. 
For starters, we no longer live in Texas. 
July 9th, we packed everything up and moved back to California.
I couldn't be happier to be back. 
We are less than 5 minutes from my parents house and 15 minutes from my sister.
The dogs are LOVING it here in California. 
But who wouldn't? 

We were incredibly blessed to find an amazing house to rent,
and we got an insane deal on it. 
Once it starts looking more like a house I might post some pictures. 
We live in a great neighborhood filled with kiddos, a park, several pools
and everything I could want or need within 5 minutes. 

Travis was able to transfer back out here with his job. 
I however am still looking for a job. 
It is not going well. Not going well at all.
Anyone need a nanny?! 

If you had told me 6 months ago we would be living back in California by July
I would have thought you were slightly crazy. 
We did intend on moving back by the end of 2013,
but not this soon. 
Things started happening in our life, and the lives of those closest to us
and we realized we just needed to be back here and close to family and friends.

So here we are.
 And we are here to stay. 
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