Well, it has been a busy couple of weeks at the cozy cottage. I still have the flu from heck, but I have big news. I have a new job. An awesome new job. A job where I get to wear business suits every day and work as a senior accountant.
You will probably remember that last June, I posted that I had a pretty serious medical condition. Sadly, my job could not hold my position. Although truthfully, I had a few lapses of faith, for the most part, I knew that it would all work out. I was off for nine months (no, I was not pregnant!) I took good care of myself, followed doctor's orders and spent some time just living in the moment. I knew in my heart of hearts, when it was time, God would show me the way to the next place I should be. Which He did exactly one day after my medical leave was up.
Last Friday, when I was really, really sick, I got a call from this company after my first interview and completing a project that they wanted applicants to do, to see the level of proficiency. It was super difficult, and I doubted my ability to get the job. They wanted me to have a second interview with the CEO that day and I told them that I was so sorry but I was too sick to drive anywhere. About two hours later the CFO called (I had interviewed with him) and said that he just wanted to tell me where they were in the process. He said that he was emailing me an offer letter right then and that he wanted me to start this Tuesday. (An hour later I got another job offer from another company. When it rains, it pours!)
So I started work on Tuesday. I am still sick with the flu, but I hope to be better before the weekend is up. I work on a team with really nice people. There are two of us plus the CFO. It is the calmest, nicest group of people I could hope to work with. The company treats their employees well. On my first day, my new boss took the team out to lunch as a welcome for me. It is nice to be on such a nice team. I have so much to learn about a new industry, but it is really exciting. What really made me feel good today, is that the gentleman who is leaving, whose place I am taking, said to me, "You are really going to do well here. I am so glad you got the job." I nearly teared up a bit. He is going on to be a CFO, and leaves really big shoes to fill.
The toughest part for me is leaving Liesl at home while I go to work. It hurts my heart. She has always come to work with me, and then I was home for close to a year. I miss her so much during the day, especially at lunch time when there is no one mooching my lunch. My friend has been checking on her while we both transition. I think Liesl is taking it better than me. I walk her in the morning, then give her lots of attention in the evening. There is a really great doggie day care near where I work, so she can have a change of pace every once in a while. She is actually doing really well. I am looking forward to the weekend with her.
So that is where life is. I am still trying to find the after work balance and I suspect it will take time. In the meantime, I am happy and oh, so grateful.