Mission Accomplished

aster inside

This picture (above) will make sense in a minute. Read on.

This week, I got a new job. I’ve been trying to get my head around it for a few days. It’s with Thurston County, a few miles up the road. It’s the one I interviewed for. Overall, I applied for 15 jobs. I scored an interview for one job, and then got it. Due to the severance package I received, I never had to collect unemployment. People, this is not how life works for me, generally. I can only say God was in it. file

My new title is what the County calls a Senior Office Assistant. That title tells exactly nothing about the position. Am I senior? Not old enough yet, despite receiving random AARP mailings.  Anyway, Thurston County wants to build a new jail. This project is still in the germination stage. They need a project manager (already hired), and a project administrator (now me) to get it going. They’ll also need a project inspector. He/she will come on board during construction, I reckon.

I should mention this job is a three-year, full-time temporary position. I suppose it looks like it lacks a little job security. But I don’t mind. I’ve never been the person that planned to work the same place for 20 years. I get restless. Besides, a lot can change in 3 years. A lot changed in the nearly two and a half years I worked for the City. I started there as a file clerk, a two-year budget line-item position, and I got hired on permanently.

I want to point out that I got this job exactly 8 weeks after I quit at the City. Also, any jobs I was qualified for on indeed.com or flexjobs.com dried up. Why? Because, friends, God has a dramatic flair. Heard of the Israelites and the Red Sea crossing? Ever seen a sunset? A rainbow? The inside of a flower? I rest my case. Plus, Jesus knows how much I like things wrapped up with a bow, symmetry and symbolism and the like. He gave it to me. He is so good. In fact, I this song rang almost continually in my head, especially the chorus.

I have a few more days to goof off. It’s been a glorious summer. I start the new gig August 1, also an answer to prayer. I’ve learned so much about believing for the best, trusting that my skill and abilities count, and enjoying the moment. God’s goodness never changes. Hallelujah!

Whatever is good and perfect comes down to us from God our Father, who created all the lights in the heavens. He never changes or casts a shifting shadow.  – James 1:17