February 15, 2016

The Job The Move


Hi loves!
Where do I even begin? I know it's old news by now but I'm glad I'm finally getting around to sharing this. So let’s get right into it. This new job was 5 months in the making. It's one of those experiences that really proves God's timing is the best and no matter what obstacle stand in your way, they will come tumbling down eventually.

 So, let’s rewind back to the beginning of 2015. Hubby and I were both looking for new jobs. We were both at that point that we felt we needed to move on to something new. We focused our search on mostly out of state jobs. You see, when we moved to NJ, we knew and agreed it wasn't for the long haul. It was just for a short period of time and I think that helped when the time came to leave. Although, leaving the people was the hardest, leaving NJ itself was easy :)

 A couple of options came along the way; from Texas, to Georgia,  to Florida and even South Carolina which were all great options, but for one reason or the other didn’t quite work out. North Carolina wasn't even on our radar until the opportunity presented itself. When I said earlier this job was 5 months in the making, it literally was. I went for my first interview in March but didn't get the offer till late July and I started work less than a month after that. A lot happened between March and July. Endless phone interviews, multiple trips, a whole lot of waiting, and two potential positions later, here I am. The first position I had interviewed for went on hold, so I pretty much forgot about it until months later when I got a call out of nowhere that another position opened up and I was being considered for the new position.

When God says something is yours, it is yours! You just have to wait for that perfect timing and let everything fall into place. This new position fulfilled exactly what I was looking for and beyond as far as the experience and exposure.

 The decision to accept the job and move to NC was easy because it fits our plan but the hard part was facing the reality and accepting the fact that hubby will remain in NJ for months to come. That was really the hardest part, knowing we’ll be separated as a family. What we’ve waited on for months was now happening and things were moving really fast. Before we could digest all these changes, it was time to pack up the house, say goodbye to friends, and get on the road. Within a couple of weeks, we were down in NC moving in to an apartment we're seeing for the first time, shopping around / visiting daycare centers just two days before I was supposed to resume work and miraculously found a good one with opening for Eliana on Friday, just as the working hour was coming to end and then I blinked and it was time to say goodbye to hubby as he heads back to NJ.

 I’m just glad the move, the separation, the back and forth traveling is behind us. It was definitely a stressful time for everybody, even Eliana felt it. Take away lesson, we'll definitely require more time for a big move like this in the future. Although everything went according to plan, it was a lot in a short amount of time.

So, now that we're all pretty much settled, we’re slowly starting to explore our surroundings, enjoying and being even more appreciative to be under one roof as a family again.



Xx
Christiana

2 comments:

  1. So glad to be reading your posts again! Moving is definitely hard but the separation is harder. If i were to do it again I am praying that we won't be separated for more than a few weeks, month max! I'm glad everything is working out and you're all together. Kisses to Eliana for me.
    p.s. hope the next move will be Texas!

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    1. Glad to be back. yap, separation is harder! I hope we won't even have the need to be separated at all. Don't know if I can do it again, moving, I'm down for, the separation part is a big ?
      Glad to be re-united again as well. Haha...on Texas, we'll see. You guys can come our way too :)
      Thanks hun!

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Xx
Christiana

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