Thursday, January 28, 2010
Friday, January 22, 2010
I need to write about something funny Sean did before I forget it. So we just bought a new phone, the ATT Flight Phone. Anyway, the next night or so after we bought it, we used it as an alarm for me in the morning. The phone is on Sean’s side of the bed, so when the alarm went off (at about 5 in the morning) Sean woke up sort of panicking looking around for where the sound was coming from. I told him that it was okay and it was just the alarm. Before I could reach for the phone, Sean grabbed it. He was totally out of it. I asked him to give me the phone so I could turn it off, but he kept holding it away from me saying, “No don’t touch it,” like it was hurt or something...lol.
He still couldn’t figure out what was going and the screen was too bright for him to look at. He tried to look at the screen without looking directly at it, but it kept hurting his eyes every time he looked at it. He was being very gentle with the phone and would harldy touch the screen. He caressed the side of it, then rolled over and tenderly placed the phone face down in the drawer—still not really knowing what was going on—and calmly closed the drawer. It was almost as if the phone had feelings and he didn’t want to let anything happen to it. He then rolled back over, put his arm over me, and fell back asleep. It was so so so funny. Maybe it was because it was new, or maybe it was because it was a touch screen. Any way, I decided that Sean finds a new way to make me smile every day.... I’ll keep you posted on what exactly that is.
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
After graduation it felt like because I had my degree, people were going to be knocking down my door to hire me. Unfortunately, that wasn't the case. In January I left Idaho to venture out in NYC for an internship. I stayed out there for a few months but because I was getting married, I wasn't able to stay out there. My husband-to-be Sean was still in ID going to school. Before, during and after that time I was searching for jobs ANYWHERE in my attempt to plan for the future. Nothing was happening. I called; I e-mailed; I went to their offices. It just felt like things weren't going to happen the way I had “planned”. I had to start saving money for the wedding and the move to Florida, so in April Sean and I got a job with Kirby vacuums. Sean was constantly looking online for jobs for me--we were looking for anything to get me going down my career path. The searching was to no avail so in July Sean and I moved to Florida to get married and begin our lives together, closer to our families and Sean’s business opportunity with his dad.
After the wedding I had some prospects for jobs as a nanny. I couldn’t find anything in my area of expertise so I ultimately chose to start a part-time position as a nanny. All the while Sean and I were keeping an eye out for job postings.
Finally…FINALLY at the beginning of December I got a bite as a receptionist. It was through a temp agency and the lady that I interviewed with told me it was a temporary position that could lead to full time, if I played my cards right. She called me and interviewed me on a Tuesday night and I started on Wednesday morning.
Anyway, after a few days I went to speak with the HR Manager to ask her specifically how temporary this position was. She then told me that the owner had hired someone else for my position and didn't tell her, so my position was only going to last a total of two weeks. That was a HUGE disappointment. However, even though I wasn't going to be working for them permanently, I still decided to give my all. I wanted to show them that I wasn't going to quit before my time was up. I was going to keep asking for things to do and how things work. I was going to keep giving it everything I had.
When people had come to BYU-Idaho for Communications Day, and everyone had told me to write all I can, I didn't realize how vital it was going to be. I would like you to tell your students that it wasn't memorizing answers, but it was writing that got me the position here at my company, and it was because I applied what I learned at BYU-Idaho! I got this job because I knew what I wanted and I worked hard for it, even if it seemed as if it was a dead end. This job came because I trusted in the Lord, when other things didn't work out, I knew they didn't work out for a reason. This job was my reason. I started out as a temporary, two-week-receptionist and became their Communications Specialist. I wasn't the top of my class, I didn't have a definite career planned in my future. I just took whatever I could get, and didn't turn something down because it wasnt' exactly my dream job. I worked hard and turned this less than average job to the career I had been looking for.