Friday, February 15, 2008

Work can be a wonderful thing...

I'm totally amazed at God's provision right now and thought I should share the good news with all of you.  It looks like I've finally found a job, and a good one at that.  As I've mentioned in previous posts, I have been feeling the desire to branch out and do something different for a while.  And although this feeling has remained throughout my time off, the thought of doing something completely out of my comfort zone has been scary too.  I do want to discover other talents and gifts, and yet, I also want to be confident in my work and not be doubting myself every single second.  Thus, I get to the part about God's provision.   

I mentioned in my last post that I had a lead with a company in Abbotsford.  When I posted that information, I had only dropped off a resume and filled in an application.  I hadn't had a formal interview, though they did kind of do a mini interview at the time of application.  So when I wrote that I had a good prospect, it was literally ONLY a prospect.  Nothing was set in stone.  

Well... the very next day I got a call asking me to come in for an interview on Wednesday.  Of course, I eagerly agreed and began praying that if this was the job God wanted me to have, the interview would go well and I would feel at peace about it.  

The interview went exceptionally well.  In fact, it wasn't even really an interview but more of a time of explaining what I WOULD be doing when I started.  They haven't "officially" hired me yet, as they want me to do a 'trial day' on Monday (just to see how capable I am and how well I work with their staff, etc...) but from what I gathered, they didn't seem to think there was going to be any issue.  Thankfully, I feel the same way.  So as long as everything goes well on Monday, I will finally be employed again!  And here's the final provision tidbit :)  

I'll be working as the receptionist for a kitchen cabinet company.  Therefore, its different from what I was doing at the interior design firm, and yet, it will still be somewhat familiar.  They have talked about getting me to consult with clients about choosing colors, cabinet styles, countertops, etc... and it sounds like I'll even have the chance to do a bit of cabinet design eventually.  I love administrative type work so the receptionist aspect is really appealing to me, and its just the icing on the cake to know that my design experience won't be going to waste. Another great thing is that it will be full time (40hrs/week) and will only be Monday to Friday--- no weekends!  The only negative is that I'll have to commute seeing as its on the far west side of Abbotsford, but considering all the pros, its not that big of a deal.  

So thank you to everyone who has been praying for me.  This month off has been a wonderful time of relaxation, rejuvenation and contemplation of what to do next.  I've felt God's hand on this situation in BIG ways and I know its because of all of your prayers.  His provision of this job couldn't have come at a better time and I just pray that I will be a good fit in this new work environment.     


Anonymous said...

Congrats on your new job Bonnie! I"m sure you are feeling great about having a new challenge. I think they will find you to be an asset far beyond their expectations!

hailey said...

YAY BONNIE!!!!!! I am so glad it all went well!!!! :) Such good news! Enjoy your last few moments as a jobless woman. I will be praying this transition goes well for you! ;)

So much fun to see you guys the other night too. Can't wait to do it again!

Love to you both! xo

Leanne said...

YAY! YAY! YAY! This news just made my day, Bonnie, seriously. I am so excited for you!
So now that you'll be in West Abbotsford frequently, perhaps we could do lunch once in a while?

karina said...

congratulations bonnie! i'm looking forward to hearing how your first day is :)