Thursday, September 27, 2012

The next step in my journey

This last week has been a bit of a whirlwind…and the end result is something amazing! I’m sorry I’ve been absent here a few days, but I am so excited to back and to share my inspiring news with you all.

I GOT A NEW JOB!!

I was asked to apply for an open teller position at our local credit union. Chris and I bank there, and they sent an application home with him last week when he deposited his check. They said, “Please have Shaina fill this out and bring it back with a resume.” That was Tuesday. I went back the next morning, met with the manager, gave her my application and resume’ and we talked for awhile about the position and the company. Later that day I got a call from the Moses Lake branch asking to schedule a formal interview, which took place on Thursday morning. Then Friday morning I got a call from HR out of Spokane and had a phone interview too. I was told they would do background checks and everything else and get back to me and let me know either way. I was feeling really good about how my interviews went.

We went to Whidbey Island for the weekend to visit with Chris’ grandparents (I’ve got lots of pictures to share soon from our trip!) and the whole time we were away I was praying that this would work out. It felt like this job would be the answer to a lot of questions and prayers regarding my schedule and our upcoming Russian Language Class. There was no way I would be able to take it with my current work schedule; I wasn’t going to get every Saturday off.

I got the call yesterday afternoon and was offered the job. And because of my experience in the field they’re starting me at one step above a teller with more per hour pay rate. So I’ll get my Saturdays that I need, but not be feeling the less hours financially. It is an amazing blessing!

It is an answered prayer.

I gave my two-week’s notice yesterday and my last day at my current job will be October 10th. I see God’s direction in every part of this…the Russian class starts October 13th.

So this is a time of big celebration!! And lots of happy tears.

My mum has always likened life to a staircase. Sometimes there are a bunch of little steps leading to a big open landing…this feels like the landing I’ve been climbing towards for awhile. I am so grateful and excited for this new chapter and challenge.

So celebrate with me! Think of me while you drink your coffee tomorrow or when you say your specific prayers. I am amazed anew by how Jehovah God cares for me. Thanks for letting me share my exciting news.

I am so happy!

hydrangea

14 comments:

  1. That's super exciting! Congratulations on your new position. :D

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  2. Ah, my dear! Congrats! I LOVE our local credit union, so much better than a typical bank. Good people there, who are as invested as we our in our finances. Sounds like exactly where you need to be right now!! XX!

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  3. Once you feel the answering God in your life, life gets better and better. Well done Shaina.
    c

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  4. Yay!! Great news Shai! So happy for you guys. How exciting to be learning a new language as well. You know first hand how Jehovah provides and blesses us. Love ya.

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  5. How awesome! When you open yourself up for expanding in Jehovah's service, he opens doors! Can't wait to hear more of this new journey!

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  6. Congrats girl!! I am so happy for you. What a blessing.

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  7. That's so amazing! :) Congratulations girl! :)
    Katlyn

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  8. Congrats on your new job! That's so exciting. I get a sense that they wanted to hire you or they wouldn't have asked you to fill out the application!

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  9. Congrats on the new job :)

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  10. Congrats, Shaina!!! That's awesome news! So happy for you!!!!

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  11. Yay! What a great piece of news.

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  12. Congratulations!! So excited for you!!

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  13. hooray! congrats on the new job!!

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