Well, it’s official. I am looking for employment once again.
Fifty will be here before I know it (actually, I do know it – it’s tomorrow!!), and if I am ever going to enter the job market, I need to do it now. Oh, yes, all the places say they don’t discriminate against age, but it’s a lie!!
So, at first, I thought I’d do something like go back to WalMart, or try to get on in the warehouse at OTC. But, the more I thought about it, the more I realized that I want to be in the workforce again, that I need to get out of the house and associate with adults on a regular basis. Besides, if I’m going to be bringing income into the house by working outside the home, I might as well work doing something I know and enjoy doing. So, I have applied for a quality assurance type job at Oriental Trading Company.
I have to be honest, I haven’t done this type of work for EIGHT years! That, however, doesn’t mean I can’t do it. QA is very analytical and methodic. Perfect for the obsessive, control-freak type of person. Oh, yes! That is me – come on, you can admit you knew it all along. I used to be ashamed of it, but I am a child of God and I know He made me who and what I am. Oh, I’m sure I’ve thrown a bit of extra into the mix – I’m sure because God does continue to work at prying my fingers off of parts of my life I cannot seem to let go of without His comfort and help!
I don’t know how long it will be before I might hear from OTC. I just have to be patient (OH NO!!) and see. I am hoping to hear within the next week. In the meantime, I covet your prayers for the following:
1. Positive response from employers to my desire to go back to work.
2. A clear-cut solution from God regarding the logistics/methods needed to continue homeschooling Crysta.
3. Co-operation and patience from my family still @ home, should I become employed outside the home again.
Prayer is a wonderful thing. Pray on!!
Living life one day at a time……..