Thursday, October 01, 2009

10 years, already?

Wow, time flies. 10 years ago, I went to work as a contractor for the company I'm with. In a way, it seems like I've been there forever, but in a way, it seems like yesterday. That's what happens when you go where God sends you, instead of going your own direction.

I had done some odd jobs, but nothing with any real substance. No one wanted to hire anyone full time, so I went 2 years without work. Hubby & I talked about it, & we decided that since I couldn't find a job, I'd make one. I filed all the paperwork, printed business cards & brochures, & went from one business to another handing them out. I told everyone I knew that I started a new business, & a few people I didn't know so well. I gave a business card to a friend at a health club swimming pool. He gave it to his son, who works at the local electric company.

I got one offer, but it lasted a few days. After that contract fell through, I told God that since one door closed, He could open another one. Next day, I got a phone call. It was from a guy who worked at an electric company, & got my name & number from a business card given to a guy in a different department, across town.

So much had to fall into place for that card to land in the hands of the man who is now my boss. October 1, 1999 was my first day. I've seen quite a few changes, but I love working with the people in our office. I'm truly blessed.


Eggs In My Pocket / Yesteryear Embroideries said...
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Eggs In My Pocket / Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Wow! Has it been 10 years already?? Seems like you just told me about it a small time back! It seems like we haven't gotten together in 100 years however! I miss you! Come out and stay awhile! Congratulations on the 10 years and may you have 10 wonderful years more! blessings, Kathy

Jane Smith said...

Thanks, Kathy. It's been fun. In a way, it seems like I started a few days ago, & in a way, it feels like I've been there forever.