Friday, January 05, 2007

New job update

Happy feet? Happy everything!
This is me, skipping down the corridor of my new office!
I was looking for a new job for 8 months. I was so miserable in my last job that the only thing I had to look forward to was a drink when I got home in the evenings. It didn't matter that it made me feel thick-headed in the mornings - I felt sick at the thought of another day in the office whether I drank or not.
I realised that the amount I was drinking was making the problem worse, even if it was temporarily alleviating the symptoms, and I stopped on 1 October. I started reading the blogs of people who had also made the decision - long before I did in many cases - to stop drinking alcohol and one thing that came over loud and clear in so many of the blogs I read was the concept of turning my life over to God and accepting His will.
I always swim against the tide but, one week, when I had three interviews, all of which I thought would be good jobs, I did say to God in prayer that I would leave it up to Him which job - if any - I got. I said that I knew He would make the right choice for me and that I would accept whatever He chose for me.
Within a few days I had been offered a new job and ... see picture at the top of this blog. It was the right job. I know it's only been 4 working days, but so far I'm loving it!

And the point of this post? I guess it's that other people's experiences and advice may inform and enlighten me, and point me in the right direction, but I can only really learn from my own mistakes and experiences. I made the mistake of thinking I was in charge of my own life, but once I asked for help and guidance, I received it.
I find it hard to take advice, so I try not to give it: all I can do is share my experience of having a prayer answered when I was at the end of my endurance. I hope that others may find a way to the support they need before they reach the point I did.


Carly said...

Wonderful! Thanks for this post. I'm glad your new job is going so well!

Designer Girl said...

You sound wonderful! I'm so glad you're happy in the new job, and that you're growing so much. :)

Mary Christine said...

So glad you are liking the new job. It makes a difference to be sober.

Shadow said...

hey! great message! and some great decisions you made in the past couple of months if i may say so! keep at it.

John said...

It is interesting how much impact our careers can have on our addictive lives. I was laid off from a job that left me miserable the last 2 years. Though I have to deal now with the financial and job changes, I am finding out that it helped so much in my recovery.