I wanted to take a minute to let you all know how things have really turned around for us since I posted Too Close for Comfort. That was almost a month ago, but it seems so fresh in my mind. I took a job way out of my field. I hated it. It was degrading. Two weeks later I got a call about a nursing job, then another, then another, then (you guessed it) another. The job I have sought since I graduated could be mine. It is weird how the job offers started to pour in. I couldn’t get a job to save my family last month, this month I had to turn down jobs.
The idea of employment in my field seemed like it was just out of reach last month. I started to loose faith in myself, in my skills, in karma. What had we done that was so wrong? I took the first nursing job that came along. It is actually going well but the shift is so wrong for me. I am now working a shift that allows me almost no time to see my family. Miguel has had to step up and take control. He has the kids all by himself in the mornings and in the evenings. I find it slightly humorous that he complains about the same things that made me crazy last month. On the upside, it has allowed me time to go to other interviews and get all the stuff done needed for a job I really want, the job I have wanted since graduation. I was able to interview and I was selected out of who knows how many applicants. My schedule for the new job will still be less than ideal, but the pay/benefits will make up for it.
We are not completely out of the woods. We have a bit of debt immediately, so it will take some time to officially get caught up. We have hope today that we didn’t have last month. Eventually, things might get back to normal. I might even be able to go holiday shopping for my kids this year. This may not sound big, but after last month this is so huge. Hope is important.
I just wanted to let you all know. I feel really blessed right now. I miss Miguel and my kids, but knowing it will be short lived makes it much easier.