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i will forgive you if you think i'm some kind of flaky slacky blogger. i'm sorry to say it may be like this for a while...if it's any consolation, i've missed hanging out with all of you and i've been thinking of you every night that i don't blog as i fall into bed from sheer exhaustion.
if you've been around these parts for a while, you may recall me talking about my confusion over what i want to be when i grow up. a large part of the reason i was considering going back to school to pursue a teaching degree is because i wasn't finding any open positions that would allow me to use my degree. although i love working with three of my friends and the routine that comes from working a 9-5 job at the law firm i've been at for the past 14 months, i know that my talents haven't fully been put to use.
since moving to Fort Wayne, i've been keeping my eye open for positions available with the YMCA. i fully support the mission of the Y, "to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all." i believe in the power of community and have desired a chance to be a part of creating a sense of that while helping others to reach their health and fitness goals.
in January, i applied for a Program Director position at the YMCA. i knew in my heart that I would be great for the position, and that the position would be perfect for me, but given the fact that i am 24 and haven't worked in the fitness field since my internship in 2008, i wasn't sure that anyone viewing my resume would feel the same. i think you see where this is going...
last Tuesday, i got the amazing phone call that i've been waiting for: i was offered the position! i have since learned that i was one of 115 applicants. seeing all of the facts laid out in front of me, i know 100% that this is where God wants me to be, and he provided the path for me to get to this point. i felt in my interview that every work experience i've ever had has led me straight to this position. i am so excited to take on this new challenge, to oversee all of the existing programs at the YMCA and to create new ones as well. i know it is going to push me and stretch me, and i can't wait.
the best part of this position is that it's in the town where Eric and i eventually wanted to live. he already works there, and we had plans to move there years from now. well, our timeline has now been changed a bit. things have been a bit crazy this week, as we have decided to list the house and are in the process of preparing it a bit more before our realtors come on Tuesday to talk about list price and our game plan.
please pray for us: first, thanks to God for providing direction in our lives and a position where i feel that i can make a difference, and also that things would go smoothly with this selling process. i never would have imagined preparing to be a second-time homeowner at the age of 24, and we certainly weren't planning to sell our house in this recession, but i trust that God will take the reigns and provide according to His will. please also pray for my sanity as i will be forced to keep this house spotless for who knows how long.
i'll be sure to keep everyone updated. please be patient with me if i don't post as often through this process. i'll do the best i can!