Tuesday, May 13, 2008

It's Official!

I have a new job!, official as of five hours ago. And boy does God have a sense of humor, because my last day at my current job? It's Thursday. He's made the phrase "not a moment too soon" a familiar part of my vocabulary. And before you go thinking I was dumb enough to quit one job before landing another, just stop. I won't get into the details, but that was certainly not the case.

Because my new job requires mucho paperwork and security clearance, I will have a solid two weeks with nothing to do. If you could please hold me accountable to hitting the gym every day, it would be greatly appreciated! Also, my room needs cleaning and organizing which should take a good five days. Other than that, I plan to sunbathe on my rooftop or the hammock on my balcony and maybe attempt to take a big bite out of that 1,000 page book I mentioned many months ago, a book that I've read a whole two chapters of, but it took me about ten hours (only a slight exaggeration).

This new job is not just an answer to prayer. This is the satisfying of my heart's desires! Desires I did not even verbalize because I had no idea what they would look like, nor did I want to have the expectation that I would receive them. But God knew, He put them there after all, and He wanted to bless me with them. I am completely blown away. I am so very grateful.

I am also so very scared. Sort of. I have overwhelming peace, because I know He would never give me something I couldn't handle, but it also feels so much bigger than me that I can't help but wonder how things are gonna go.

Because the agency is so ginormous, made up of tons and tons of bureaus, I feel comfortable stating where it is I will now be employed: The U.S. Dep.artment of St.ate, the government agency that handles foreign affairs. I won't explain what it is I will specifically be doing, but I'm very excited about it. And it does involve travel, sometimes international.

If you were all here, we could go out for some celebratory drinks, because I certainly feel like celebrating!

9 comments:

Anne said...

Congrats!!!

k said...

congrats on the new job! and two week off - glorious!

Stacey said...

Oh, Laura! I am SOOOO excited for you!
You rock, girlie!

janet said...

congrats! are we leading parallel lives? I got a job offer this week too :)

Heather said...

That is awesome!!!

s said...

congratulations!!

Alyssa said...

congrats on the new job! I am so happy for you!!

steve and randel hambrick said...

you sound so important.... if i get into any sticky government situations, i know who i'm gonna call... :)
congrats!

my life is brilliant said...

OH my gosh!!! Wowwowwowwow! Congratulations!