Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Everything Happens for A Reason

photo credit - sara caceres.

I guess what they say is true, "Good things come to those who wait." Well I must say that I am not a very patient person so this goes much deeper for me. But, I can finally say that through my determination (and confidant-boosting talks from my husband, family and friends)

I had my interview yesterday at 2:00 at The Appletree Learning Center. I was really nervous, because this was the most "ideal" job for me. As I'm walking into the building I take a deep breath, and tell myself to relax ... what could possibly go wrong? Well, nothing went wrong .. but I would like to think that what did happen was God's way of saying HIRE THIS GIRL (lol).

As I'm sitting in the hallway, I begin to feel the ground shaking, and the pictures on the walls start swaying. Now, you can imagine that I feel like I'm losing it, because you dont have earthquakes on the East Coast. Not normally. Well what seemed like an eternity, everything came to a stand still and everyone started coming out into the hallway. When it hits that, yes this was indeed an earthquake, the center was automatically forced to go into Evacuation Mode. So instead of going straight in for my interview, I am now being escorted into a sanctuary room with about 30+ kids. I really was surprised by how well all the kids listened and how well they got along with everyone. I even made "friends" with three of the little girls while we sat indian style in the dark, watching Veggie Tales.

After about 30 minutes of this I finally was able to have my interview. I dont know if it was how everyone could see that I was able to interact with the children, or if I just hit if off really well with the director, but I was hired on the spot. Apart of me wants to believe that it was the good Lord above, acting in mistyerious ways .. giving me the opportunity to SHOW that I can do and want this job! Either way, I am very thankful & look forward to starting my first day on FRIDAY! =)

Monday, August 22, 2011

Family is Forever

Family is the single greatest gift.
There is nothing that can replace the fun of sharing time with a group of people who have known you your whole life &  will love you no matter what.  <3  Some things never change .. family is forever. 

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Me vs. Employment

I have been fighting with trying to find a job since Luis & I have moved down here .. last year!  I never realized how hard it can be and how long a process can be drug out (& sometimes for an outcome of nothing more than a waste of your time).   It hasn't been an issue to where Luis and I absolutely need to have two incomes coming in, but at the same time .. we are in a marriage and I, too, need to help.  I think thats why its been so frustrating for me.  I want to work.  I'm not lazy, I love being around people, and come on, who doesn't like receieving a pay check?

Lately it has really been bothering me though.  I dont have a "social life" so to say, and I just hang out around the house with Tanner (our golden retriever)  so conversations are far and few between.  Sometimes I dont think Luis understands (or thinks) about it, because he gets to leave the house during the day.  He gets to socialize, no matter what it may be about.   When he gets home, he doesn't really want to do anything except just hang out, whereas I'm ready to go do something with him.  Dont get me wrong, I enjoy relaxing together and just hanging out doing nothing but enjoying each other, but these four walls, 7 days a week, will drive a girl, or anyone for that matter, a little crazy.   Not to mention that he is gone more than he is home.  Whether it be for a fieldex, a mission, or an actual deployment .. hes gone.  I need to get out and I need to have something to occupy my time!

Which finaly brings me to this ... I HAVE AN INTERVIEW TOMORROW!! eeeeeeekkkk!! =)  I just finished figuring out what I wanted to wear and that alone I had trouble with.  I didn't want to wear too much, because I dont want to come off as "I really need this job and I'm overly trying to impress you" but I didn't want to dress down and say "I dont care whether you hire me or not".   During all of this, I was hit with a sudden surge of nerves.  I havn't been nervous for something in a while, and almost forgot what it felt like.  Its been a while before I had to sit infront of someone and have them, what feels like, judge me.  I guess all I can do is just go in and be .. ME. 

Wednesday, August 17, 2011


I'm new to the "blogging" world, but I've always thought that it was a neat idea.  I thought that I would give this a shot and see how it works out.  My plan is to try to update at least a couple times a week (I know better than to shoot for every day right off the bat, haha) & maybe I'll start to get the "feel" of it.  As of now, just bare with me :)