Saturday, February 14, 2009

You just never know...

So, a lot of you (and by that I mean most of you) don't know this, but I recently lost my job. The company I worked for (and that Mary still works for) was laying off, and I unfortunately didn't make the cut. Basically business is very slow there right now, and particularly slow for my position there. That, coupled with the fact that a new release of the software had basically made my job obsolete, meant that I was expendable.

Needless to say, I was pretty upset. I was also worried and scared. How would we meet our expenses with only one income? How would I find a job in this struggling economy? It was a constant weight on my shoulders, and I have been really stressed for the last few weeks. During this time, however, I have come to realize just how great I have it. I have such a wonderful support system in my friends and family. EVERYONE wanted to help. So many people tipped me off when they would here about a company that was hiring. Someone called me and let me know about a job fair. Someone called me to tell me that they were just watching TV and a commercial came on saying that Comcast was hiring. Mary was very encouraging and truly kept me going. It really helped just knowing I had so many people to lean on.

As it turns out, the job that I ended up getting is going to be higher paying, and a better location than my previous job. It is practically on campus at the U of U which is where Mary and I are planning to live while I attend school there. PLUS, they offer tuition assistance, which relieves yet another source of my stress. So basically, screw you UFirst.

It's just so interesting to me how all of this worked out. At the risk of using an already overused Mormon cliche, it really turned out to be a blessing in disguise. (why do blessings need to wear disguises? I'm quite sure they would receive a warmer reception if they weren't always running around incognito.) So that's why I say, you just never know. But He does.