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Friday, January 13, 2012


I GOT A NEW JOB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Phew!  Feels good to finally say it!  Besides family and  close friends I had to keep a lid on it.  I've been with my current company for ten years.  Ten loooooong years.  I started at my company pre-babies, pre-hubby.  Looking back, I was just a child myself!  Funny how much life can change and how much you can learn in ten years time.  All I can say about leaving, it was time to go.  Have you ever stayed somewhere just because it's comfortable and what you know?  Even if you know the relationship is heavily one-sided and you aren't receiving all you deserve?  Well, that was what my job became.  I finally got to the point where I realized, "Stacy, get out of your comfort zone and go find what you deserve girl!"  So, I looked.  And whaddya know, I found quite a few opportunities!  I was so scared at first that I wouldn't find anything and to interview.  I mean, it had been 10 years since I did this last!  Talk about nerves!  But I ended up with not just one offer, I had choices! Completely shocked at that. I ended up with a dream job.  More than what I expected or hoped for in so many aspects.  It's a perfect fit for my family.  I'm BEYOND ecstatic!  I will miss my friends and the familiarity that ten years can provide, but it is time for something new.  Plus, you don't need a workplace to be friends!  I've already been sworn to lunches and meet ups.  Love my peeps and I would have it no other way! A huge thanks to all my family and friends who supported me through my frustration and search!  The cat was let out of the bag today, and now EVERYONE knows, not just my inner circle peeps.  This is going to be a weekend of celebrating!  God has perfect timing, and I'm so thankful for His provisions and answer to my prayers! WOOHOOO!!!!!!

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Patience, it's a virtue. One I'm losing and one I need.

I've been told I'm a very patient person.  I have a rather high tolerance level for rather unpleasant things on most days.  Screaming or whining kids, I can deal pretty well for a length of time before I reach my boiling point.  Long lines, break out the blackberry and play a game.  Hypocritical ghetto beezy who pathologically lies, I laugh it off with the knowledge of the truth of said pathetic person and take the high road. Here's the thing, these last few months, my patience in a certain area has gone OUT THE WINDOW.  I'm struggling. Hard.  Because I'm struggling with patience in one specific area, I'm starting to lack in others as well.  It's a vicious cycle.  I'm lacking patience more than I ever have at this very moment. I find myself more apt to be annoyed by whining, lines, and stupid people.  Consider this a warning or a disclaimer: Kids, behave. Road ragers, stay away.  Crazy beezies, consider yourself lucky I've laughed you off and haven't turned your world upside down, it's advised to not push your luck. 
God is teaching me patience.  True patience, slowly but surely.  Until the lesson is done, steer clear! As the saying goes, "Dear God give me patience, I want it now!" Until I truly have this virtue in all areas, this will be my motto:

God, teach me to be patient, teach me to go slow,
Teach me how to wait on You when my way I do not know.
Teach me sweet forbearance when things do not go right
So I remain unruffled when others grow uptight.
Teach me how to quiet my racing, rising heart
So I might hear the answer You are trying to impart.
Teach me to let go, dear God, and pray undisturbed until
My heart is filled with inner peace and I learn to know your will.
- Helen Steiner Rice