|Taken from my deck - a sign of God's promises|
If I had reported on my job search as it unfolded, there would have been a small school of red herrings and crying wolves. In my head, the whole thing was quite the page-turning drama, but really, it was probably just your average job search process.
During the more stressful moments, God always sent just the right sign of his care. There was the day I had two interviews and class. While working at a coffeeshop between appointments, the baristas circulated with large slices of free chocolate cake (this scientific study shows why choosing to eat the cake was inevitable). During another day of online job hunting, the cat was extra full of purrs and cuddles.
|Also taken from my apartment. Jealousy permitted.|
Out of curiosity to see where it leads, I picked up another project with a local architect to do on my computer, and also spent a pleasant day working at her kitchen table with a third architect in what she described as a "pop-up office". Saying yes to this additional opportunity has made things a little crazy, but for a time I can accept that :)
|Does posting this make me a crazy cat lady?|
One day a friend in Texas needed advice on hosting her brother-in-law with cancer, and another day I spent at the hospital with a family whose fifteen-year old was having his first round of chemo. I feel like I will never be able to repay all the help I have received while Ben was sick, but perhaps I can repay some.
|Got a little carried away with foaming my milk|
But, I want to be more than just someone who hangs out and has fun with family and friends. Therefore, I've been praying for people to share my journey - for relationships and progress to come into alignment, whether that means my passions evolving or new relationships or the sweet discovery of shared goals with people who I already know. It seems like that is beginning to happen, and I am so thankful. I'm also getting better at being alone - both physically for a time and ultimately before God.