Tonight will be the last night I work at my current job at the psychiatric hospital. I've said a lot of goodbyes this week and shed a few tears. I knew it would be hard to leave this place. I love my job and the people here. But the future here is limited as the downsizing continues. Perhaps I might squeeze another 2-4 years out of the place. But It seems I have been guided in another direction. I'll feel naked with out my big key chain clipped to my belt. There was a familiar comfort in the way they jingled when I walked. They also served as an alarm. When you would here fast falling footsteps and the lively music of keys jingling at a faster pace, it was a sure sign that there was trouble. Ill probably be a bit teary when I turn them in. That action symbolizes the finality of my resignation.
Last year I graduated from my LPN program. I began looking, in a limited way, for work in that field. I only applied at five places, none of them far from home, and I have had calls from three of them. Thanks to all who have been keeping me in your prayers regarding job interviews. I have accepted a position with a job I was interviewed for before Christmas. I hadn't heard for so long, that I thought I got passed over. But they called and offered me a job last week. I am very excited to be starting at this place. I will continue to work with a very interesting client base. Ill be knee deep in drug addiction and will still be caring a fair share of mentally ill. My new job is at a maximum*security*correctional*facility. It should be interesting to say the least. I start on Monday morning.
I consider myself twice blessed to have had a job for so long that I really loved and then to be going into another that promises to be just as rewarding.
Looks like I wont be keyless for too long!!!
It has been an eventful week. I have spent any spare time I have had working on Kaylas scrapbook, I'm really pleased with the way it is turning out. I think she is really going to get a lot of enjoyment out of it. Putting together its pages has had an unexpected benefit to me. I have been able to put myself at peace with Kaylas illness and put my trust in God that he will take care of her. Keith leaves to see her on Monday. Unfortunately that is the day I start my new job so he is scrounging for a ride to the airport. Here are a couple of pages from the scrap book.(Click on the photos to enlarge). The bottom one, contains a poem that kayla wrote about her cancer.
Last night Keith had a mysterious phone call from his boss about an exciting opportunity for him and four other employees. He was to go in and meet with the big guy this morning. It turns out that Keith is being considered for international management. His company has sites in several locations around the world, some in exotic countries. These places need some good management skills. So he may have to go abroad for a few weeks a year, hopefully his wife can accompany him! Its all up in the air right now, but wouldn't that be exciting! I am so proud of my fella, he sure is a keeper! Im glad his boss thinks so too.
A lot of changes coming our way, and its a little intimidating when you are used to the same old routine for years. I think it will be like a breath of fresh air though. Its good to stretch a bit and try aiming for something that at one time, seemed so far out of reach.
Have a great weekend.