Monday, February 20, 2012

Feelin' good in the neighborhood

Since moving to Colorado, I have been applying for jobs like crazy.
I heard back from a few, and got offered a bunch of nanny jobs, but nothing felt right, or it wasn't quite what I was looking for. 

Then one day I got a message from an old friend, Hadley. 
I have not seen or talked to Hadley in a VERY long time. 
She told me that she had a feeling she should let me know about a job opportunity with Courtesy Acura
She was leaving her job because she is having a baby in April, but wasn't sure if I was even looking.
Lucky for me, she decided to listen to the prompting she had to see if I was interested.

I went in to interview the next day with the general manager,
the following day I interviews with the parts and service manager.
Then I nervously waited the weekend to hear if they thought I would be a good fit for the job.

I had a phone interview over the phone this morning for a high paying nanny job.
I almost accepted it a couple weeks ago, but she went into early labor, and had to put off hiring a couple more weeks.
She really liked me and it seemed like a job I would really enjoy.
But, she said she wouldn't need me full time until May, and even then it might only be thirty hours.
I got off the phone knowing I couldn't do it, and worried that if I didnt get the job Hadley told me about that Lucas and I would be hurting pretty bad to find work.

Two hours later, I got a call from Courtesy Acura.
I answered nervously, but they quickly let me know that they wanted to offer me a position with their team! 
I'm still feeling rushes of happiness and relief. 
Also, I feel a strange urge to find Hadley and give her the biggest hug of her life.

I will start in just over a week, I think. 
This is such a huge blessing and Lucas and I are beyond happy.
Learning to do a new job can be a bit intimidating,  but I feel really good about this one.
I will be the new Customer Service Coordinator at Courtesy Acura in Littleton, Colorado.
Come see me and buy a car so they know they made a good choice ;)


Also, the first job Lucas applied to was with Wells Fargo.
He passed the online screening, passed the first phone interview, passed the group interview, and today in an hour he has a personal interview at the branch where he applied. 
Fingers crossed!!!
We are blessed, I tell you.


We went to baby land to visit Molly and Kellen on Sunday. 
The snow wasn't completely melted, but we found them. Lucas used his foot to scrape the snow off Molly's headstone, we put her flower vase up, and left them each a little gift. 
It felt peaceful and wonderful there, as usual. 

There really are angels all around us. 
I'm a blessed lady.



Rob and Em said...

That's so exciting!! What part of Colorado do you guys live in? Robs cousin lives in Erie, apparently it's close to Littleton. We stay there when we go to Colorado. I think when we come out there again. We need to get together. I can't wait to meet you, and I'm sure rob would love to catch up. :D

Rachel said...

Congratulations on the job! So glad good things are happening for you!!

My husband and I had dinner with Brett tonight, and we talked a bit about you guys and he reiterated how awesome you are. I'd love to meet you sometime, and I'd love to help you with anything with your adoption. I think it's great that you have your adoption blog up because a birthmom who is early in her pregnancy could find you and pick you now, and you'd have time to get approved before the due date. Just because you don't have a formal profile with LDSFS yet doesn't mean something can't start happening now!

My mom is buried in the cemetery where your babies are buried. It is a peaceful place. Thank you for posting the ups and downs of your journey. Your honesty is inspiring.