I realize that I have had one heck of a week. I have experienced a range of emotions such as shock, disbelief, and gratitude. I’ve experienced feelings of dejection, uncertainty and frustration as well. I have cried tears of both joy and sadness. A week ago, while I should have been memorizing the differences between Crohn’s disease and Ulcerative Colitis, I was frequenting hospital websites and Indeed for new job postings. I wasn’t exactly in desperation mode, but, I just knew trying to self sustain myself as is wasn’t going to fly for too long.

I needed to make a move. The job I wanted and received two months ago, is still the same job I enjoy and am grateful for to this day. However, I’m not getting the hours I thought I would and that was leaving me in a bit of a pickle. So, I went back on the job search and applied to a few jobs that weekend, with the hopes that I would get a callback sometime soon. When Monday came, I took my final exam and when I got home, I made myself a glass a wine and got ready for dinner with some classmates later that evening. I didn’t worry about a thing. I was just focused on enjoying myself for the time being. Come Tuesday, God gave me undeniable proof that he works in mysterious ways…

Tuesday morning I was up early, volunteering at my usual spot. By Tuesday evening, I was in tears after reading an email from the school notifying me that I was awarded a scholarship. A scholarship that I applied to almost a year ago. That doesn’t even matter though, because it came right when I needed it. No complaints here! On Wednesday morning, I was walking in the park before going up to the school to handle one last assignment for class. That Wednesday afternoon, I was in tears because my health insurance through the marketplace was in jeopardy because my income from my part-time job was too low (yes, too low) to qualify me for the subsidy I was receiving, leaving me to pay full price my monthly insurance premiums. By Wednesday evening however, I was on the phone with a recruiter for one of the local hospitals in regards to the job I applied to the weekend prior. Thursday morning, I was at said hospital for an interview, hitting it off with the director of the department I would be working in. And come Friday morning, I was accepting a job offer for the same position.

Sounds crazy, right? I know, because I’m still a little shocked myself. I received so many blessings this week, and I honestly can’t even tell you why. What I can tell you, is that I’m as grateful as I want to be. I don’t know how I’m going to balance two jobs and school. But I’ll figure it out. I’m not exactly sure how I am going to handle the health insurance matter either, but I’ll explore my options and maintain faith and trust that all will be worked out in my favor as it has been done so many times before. It’s been an amazing week. One for the books, even. I can’t wait to see what else is in store.

Hopefully all is going well in your corner as well. No matter what you may be going through, please keep the faith. I try to remind myself that any struggles I may experience are temporary. May you do the same. Take care of yourself. Until next time…


24 comments on “As I Reflect…”

  1. Wow! Amazing and congratulations. It’s true that he does work in mysterious ways. Great news about the job. I had a few friends who also were in jeopardy of losing health benefits when l worked for a chain drug store and people had to scramble and pick up shifts outside their district. It can be terrifying.

  2. A new job and a scholarship all in one week?
    Congratulations my dear! You are right to not question how you will manage it all but have faith that you can do it all.
    Wishing you well and have another great week!

  3. Wow amazing story and it just proves God works in mysterious ways sometimes. He’s seems to always come through when we need him.

  4. Girl, I’m happy to hear that all these amazing things happen to you. Never forget there is Beauty in both the hustle and the struggle. And that makes your blessings even more beautiful. Never take for granted the hard work that you put in period I also would not worry about how you’re going to pay for the insurance because you already know you got it handled.


  5. Reflection is always good. I’m two years in at my job, and now I am looking to move on. It’s getting the best of me and I don’t like that. I’ve been using my spare time to job search.

    • Best of luck to you on your job search Kim. I hope you find that position that brings the best out of you and adds to your life instead of tearing you down.

  6. First of all, congratulations for all the wonderful blessing in your life.
    The health insurance is a big issue but as you said it will be what it be.

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