Change is the only constant in life. It’s been said a million times before, and it’s still the truest thing I’ve ever heard. I’ll even take it one step further: Even if nothing changes, your perspective on life doesn’t stay the same. You get bored. You get restless. Things work on your nerves more. You start to experience less meaning in your life and yearn for something to make you feel a spark of excitement again, something to break you open and make you feel new again. Something that gives you hope.
The future Mr. and I reached a point where we had to make some changes.
His job was no longer working out for him. Don’t get me wrong; It gave him a great opportunity when he really needed one. It got him back into the field he wanted to be in, where he needed to be. He is one of the few people who genuinely cares about the people he works with and will absolutely go the extra mile to make sure they know that. But where he was, well, they didn’t recognize what a potential resource he is and certainly didn’t pay him what he was worth. When his employment place began recruiting new workers with no experience for more pay than what he made, he was done. He has nearly fifteen years in his field and has a management background as well. He deserved more.
So I helped him polish up his resume and he sent it out to a few companies he was interested in. He lands an interview, and kabam. He rocked their socks off. Not only did they offer him more money than he had been making, but two days into his training they gave him a raise and put him in a leadership position within a new unit opening up in his company.
Freaking awesome, right? And the benefit package they offer is amazing. He is happier than I’ve seen in a long time.
I’m so proud of him. He is absolutely determined to get to the top in this company and he has the tenacity and the talent to get there. He’s sure got my support all the way.
As for me, my car finally got to the point of no return. The transmission was just about shot in it and lord knows, it wasn’t worth putting that kind of money into. Never mind the fact that I didn’t have the money to do it.
Also, do you know how hard it is to find a car you can make payments on when you only have $500 to pay down and a dying car to trade in? I may as well of been trying to sell an ocean-view property in Iowa to a blind man.
But we managed. We found a needle in a haystack and we got us a car.
Financially, we have a lot going on. It’s kinda scary. But we’re managing that too.
Life is looking up.