Last year, I decided to go back to school. I knew that if I wanted to advance much further at Moon Lake, I needed to get my degree. I knew it would be a lot of work, and it would take a few years. But then things changed when the Payroll Specialist decided to retire. I thought she was going to wait one more year, so I wasn't sure how things would turn out since I wasn't quite as far in my schooling as I had planned to be.
When she announced her retirement, I wasn't sure that I was ready for the position. Luckily I had a boss that believed in me and knew how to encourage me. I had my first interview and when it was over, I felt really good about it. I knew I had done my best and the rest was up to the person making the decision.
Because it was such a big position with a lot of responsibility, he did not make his decision easily. He spent a few weeks thinking about it, and then we were actually called back for a 2nd interview. That one caught me a little unprepared, and I didn't feel like I did as well. Actually, I felt like I completely failed it.
That night, I was so troubled, that I had to turn it over to God. I approached Him in prayer and I told Him he knew my heart. He knew I was ready to advance. But I also told Him that I knew it was out of my hands. I told God that I wanted the job, but if I wasn't going to get it, I would be okay.
The next morning, I woke with such a peace, that I actually had myself convinced that I didn't get the job. But I had the peace of God, and I knew that everything would work out.
God did His work, and a few days later I was offered the job. I was a little surprised, but I was also excited. I know that God played a huge role in my getting the job. On the days I get stressed, I remind myself that God knows I can do this.
In March, I started training as the new Payroll Specialist which I took over full time in May when the current lady retired.
I absolutely LOVE my new job. I enjoyed billing, but I knew it wasn't something I wanted to do the rest of my career. I have loved payroll and I can see myself in this position for many, many years to come. (I'm still young enough, I can't think about retirement yet.)
With the new job, also came a new office. It was actually a room being used for something else, but then they decided to discontinue the purpose of the room. It sat empty for almost a year, but when I got the position, they decided to move the office there, because it would be closer to my supervisor.
There are days, I miss working with my coworkers, but ultimately, I love my new office. Because it was an empty room, I even got to pick out my new desk. Its kind of an odd shaped room (with no windows), but I have loved making it mine. I love being in a quieter part of the office and I love being able to work on my own. I still have a lot to learn, but I know I am going to love this job for years to come.