Saturday, August 29, 2009


So this week has been unbelievable in a good way.

Earlier this week an opportunity arose for a job as a clinical researcher (research on medications, their interaction with patients, giving shots at flu clinics, drawing blood...stuff like that).

Today yesterday I accepted the job after much thought and feeling like I have been in a huge mental dilemma.

You see, I just started at Hospice last November. Love love love what I do. But being on-call so much is very draining to me and my family. 62 hours of on-call in a 7 day period is too much for anybody! I absolutely LOVE my co-workers and am going to miss them terribly. I hate getting use to a new job also. But this offer I received is an 8-5 job, no on-call and no weekends unless I volunteer to give shots at a flu clinic and I get to travel 3-4 times a year all over the US and maybe even out of the country with the option of being able to take a family member with me. How awesome is this! It is quite a bit less pay but in a way I feel better about it being this way. I am completely in God's hands for meeting our needs fully. The benefits are awesome also. I am still in awe of how great our God is and how He knew my path would take this course when I wasn't expecting it!

A couple of weeks back we broken down and bought a camcorder. Boy do I wish we would have done that sooner! It's not letting me post the video directly on my blog so it's on youtube. Julia is making a huge mess at dinner!


Amy said...

Congrats on your new job! :) When Sophie was one, Corey took a new job... for a lot less pay. But, like you... much better hours. I have never regretted it. Within a week, I could see change in Sophie's relationship with him. She was just getting to see him more and the two of them were even getting to spend time alone together before I got home from work. There are times I wish for more $$, but time spent with family is more important. No amount of $$ is worth giving that up.

Amanda said...

Congrats on the new job!

To get a video on your blog, you'll copy and paste the "embed" code from your youtube video. Somewhere on the right, it says "embed". Copy it. Then go to your blogger posting window and switch to the "edit html" tab. You'll paste into that. Then switch back to the normal view. It will appear as a red X I think. But when you "preview" it, you should see the video as it will appear after publishing.

Hope that helps. You can email me. I've helped Debbie Graber many times! Happy to do it!

The Ekeland's said...

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