Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Whistle While You Work

Ah, work. We've been blessed with it. I'm grateful that I can work and am lucky enough to not have been affected by the decline in the economy too much. There are frustrating days, certainly. That's to be expected. Weeks even. But I'm glad that I've had a few good days, too.

Lenders don't like my job, even though I do for the most part. I guess technically working for a temp agency and merely being contracted to work for HP doesn't seem all that sound. I hear them. I understand their worry. And so, in the interest of getting a home loan and an actual home I own rather than rent I'm on the job hunt again. Wish me luck.

What I find frustrating is the application process. Filling out endless forms, attaching a resume, making appointments to interview, trying to give the best and honest answers to the interview questions, and hoping against hope that they'll deem me fit to hire. Takes a toll on the self esteem.

What I find rewarding is knowing that I'm working for my family's good, to help my husband and Cole. I work hard for all of us, and that keeps me working hard even though I'd rather be in my home working there. I'd love to throw out the old "The Prophet says women should be in the home" card... but I'd be omitting the last two words to get my own way. "Where possible." Yeah, right now it's just not possible. But someday it will be, and I'll be glad for that day. Until then, remembering what I'm working for helps.

I don't like changing jobs. But I really feel that in this case it's a good thing, to be hired directly by a company. And maybe with a little nudge by my mother-in-law (Thanks Tess!) it might be a bit easier than most job applications. Good word from a VP in the company never hurts. :) And I certainly plan to work hard and do my best to deserve the good word.

Wish me luck. And in the mean time I'll keep grinding away, working hard as always, and looking forward to the first real vacation I'll have had in THREE years. The end of this month can't come fast enough!

Rachel and Jesse

Rachel and Jesse

Things Currently Making Me Happy

  • All the warm snuggly quilts Grandma made me
  • I have bangs again!
  • Jesse. He's just the best husband!!
  • Little secrets I get to keep
  • Sunshine

Things Currently Annoying Me

  • Dealing with a stubborn 4-year-old
  • I miss my family
  • Less time to spend with my husband and more time to be alone
  • Trying (unsuccessfully) to make friends with someone in my ward...
  • Will it ever be warm again?