Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes

Turn and face the strange Changes....

I have a job interview today at 12:45.

This was not part of my plan. But as the sages say, "if you want to hear God laugh, just tell him your plans."

I haven't picked out what I am wearing yet. I do have a pair of panty hose. I do have a skirt I think I am wearing. I do have a pair of 4 inch heels I think I am wearing - which I know is insane, but I think I am going to do it anyway.

My M.O. for an interview is to wear a suit. But I hate wearing a suit and I do not want to wear a suit. I have plenty of nice clothes that are at least as nice as a suit, they just aren't a suit.

I guess it is easier to dwell on whether or not to wear a suit than it is to think about leaving the place I have loved so dearly for 15 years of my life. Since I was 10 years sober. I walked into that place with a still-married-name, and had to change it all after I worked there. My kids were still kids when I started working there. My "plan" (here we go again) was to retire from there. I would gladly stay there forever, but it doesn't look like that is going to be feasible...

I had a preliminary phone interview yesterday. The woman I was speaking to started the conversation telling me that they had already filled the position with a temp. By the time we ended the conversation, she was telling me they needed me to start on November 30. And I was telling her - woooaaaah, let's sit down and talk first and see if this is a fit.

So, let me tell myself this morning (as I have been and will be doing):

Wooooaaaaah, let's sit down and talk with God all morning and ask him what He thinks.

14 comments:

Scott W said...

Exciting! Time may change me, but I can't change time.

Mary LA said...

You are in my thoughts and prayers -- this is a time for discernment. And four-inch heels.

Lou said...

Good luck! I hope you, the interviewer, and God are all on the same page today.

♥Shann♥ said...

good morning, and good luck to you,

♥Shann♥ said...

shoot didnt mean to post my comment yet lol I wasnt done talking... or commenting lol
I was also just gonna say... I am with ya on changes and trying to run it past God first these days!
again good luck

dAAve said...

You know, a wise man once said, "Hi, my name is Bill and I'm an alcoholic."

Good luck.

Ed G. said...

I wish you well in your interview and your life's choices.

The standing joke in our house is "...so, who do you work for really?"

Blessings and aloha...

Syd said...

I am sure that you will do well with the interview. Then the decision will have to be made because I can't foresee that you wouldn't get the job.

Kim A. said...

25 years of sobriety, 4" heels, and listening to God..all i can say is watch out world :-D

Gin said...

You absolutely can not go wrong with 4-inch heels! They are the only ones I wear! :-)

enchantedoak said...

I cam see you weighing the options: the suit, the dress, the charming top--ho, hell, none of this is working.
Glad you got yourself back on track in time for the new few for the new you to emerge. Hah Hah

Scott said...

Ziggy played... guitar! Oh whoops, wrong tune lol

Hey MC good luck to ya today!

Scott said...

MC-

Thank you for your worry and sacrifice, for your son's ervice to our country. Please tell him thanks from a grateful citizen in Ohio!

kberman said...

I am so glad that you know that you are interviewing them. In our current economical picture, I'm sure that many people interviewing others have taken a 'let's get everything and promise nothing'.

But, you know from the Big Book, that we work for a different Employer now. Sounds like God has great things in store for you.

I am going through the same process. I am 69 years and my husband left me 4 months ago. What a complete shock. But I have to become self-supporting. Without economical independence, there is no independence at all.

I am developing a workshop for recovering people that I want to market to organizations that help people get back on their feet.

This is the furthest thing from what I "planned". I planned to make my income from my writing. Safe--at home. Just me and my computer.

Oh, well. All I can do is the footwork.

I have need of reparenting links at
kathyberman.com.

Thanks, Kathy