Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Change is In the Air

The first time I typed this post's title I accidentally wrote "Changs is in the Air." As in P.F. Chang's? I wish! :)

I haven't posted in a while because I've been busy acting as Penn's personal secretary. By that I mean creating his resume, writing cover letters, and sending e-mails on his behalf, to potential employers.

I have to be careful not to make it totally apparent that his wife is communicating on his behalf. You know, I can't say anything like, "Have a lovely day!" Penn would not even use an exclamation point, much less the word "lovely."

I hope you don't consider this unethical. I think of myself as his one woman recruiter/assistant/PR person. It's fun. I haven't gotten to do anything like this since the arrival of you-know-who.

So the job of Penn's dreams appears to exist. It's like someone created a position with him in mind. He's the perfect fit. At least on paper.

We'll see.

It's in a location that I never even considered as a place to live, which I won't share at this time. It's a very very challenging position, but would be an amazing career move and very rewarding. It's pretty special.

The neat thing is that I haven't married myself to the idea. I have given it a lot of consideration, because it's a very unique job and would affect the whole family. So I've had to work out the kinks in my mind. But I'm not emotionally attached at all.

I've been praying for God to make his will as clear as possible, throughout this job search. If something comes up that isn't right for us, I've asked God to throw an obstacle in the way. Something else came up that we considered, but there was a huge roadblock, which gave us the impression that it wasn't meant for us. So we'll see if all the doors fling open for this opportunity, or not.

At this point I'd estimate that there is a 50% possibility that this job will work out. If so, it will involve a move. And lots of changes to our family.

And I feel totally at peace about it, rather than the dreadful pit in my stomache that the thought of the last potential opportunity created. So I guess that's a good sign.

I'll keep you posted! We should have more information tomorrow.

18 comments:

The Small Scribbler said...

Well, I'll be checking back tomorrow for an update. Sounds intriguing.

Kate

Profbaugh said...

Well, I'll check back tomorrow. In the meantime, I'm going to pray for you and Penn. Sounds very interesting!!!

And who wouldn't love to have a PR person like you??? Just add that to the long list of things a SAHM does!!

Love in Christ,
~Cheryl

Heather said...

Look forward to hearing how it all works out. I'll also keep it in prayer!

Kim said...

How exciting! Wonder where it is.....

Janelle said...

I can't wait to hear all about it. It sounds like you have a lot to pray about. How exciting!

Alana said...

P.F Chang's - YUM!

Can't wait to hear what is in store for your family.

JennaG said...

OK--not very nice to make us wait ;) Hmm, wonder if it's in the south--now that would be a big change!

Susan said...

I'm on the edge of my seat! Keeping you and the family in prayer for the appropriate roadblocks, if needed!

Robin said...

Sounds fascinating! I can't wait to hear more!

Mary@notbefore7 said...

Wow - it is great you can help him out like that! I am glad you are at peace with the direction God takes you in. I am curious and can't wait to see what happens.

Sunni at The Flying Mum said...

Happy Anniversary, and I can't wait to hear about the "changes in the air!"

Janelle & Ella said...

Wow! This is very exciting. I'm happy that Penn might get his dream job! That is so great!!

Ladybug said...

Keep us updated! Good luck!

ginny said...

I'm intrigued. Sounds like things could get exciting! I'll say a prayer for you and your family.

Lisa said...

I'm praying for you and your family. Whatever God's plan is it will be great!!
Blessings!

Shelly said...

Keep us posted! Thank you for sharing...I trust the Lord's protection and guidance over you and your family.

And I'm still giggling at the 'lovely day' comment! lol

connorcolesmom said...

Oh it would be so fun if this move was somewhere in the southeast!!
I will pray for wisdom and God's will in this situation :)
I saw that you were going to the LPL event in San Antonio. I just bought my ticket and can not wait to go!!
It is going to be so much fun!!!
I will be getting hotel rooms next week - can we say slumber party!!
God bless,
Kim

BethAnne said...

East Tennesse is really nice this time of year!