The car I really want to be driving!!

The car I really want to be driving!!

Monday, August 4, 2008

Better late than never...update

It has been a while since I updated and so I thought I would take a minute to do so. The last week of June, I decided that I was gonna start really trying to get my automotive job. I don't know exactly why I was limiting myself to Dealerships, (actually I do.....it is my teachers fault) but I figured since they weren't calling, it was time to give up on them. I mentioned to a few people that I was going to go start hitting the other places and got a few suggestions. I had chosen a few that I was going to start with and mentioned to my parents that I was going to try Sun Devil Auto, where dad takes all the cars for the mission. I asked who I should talk to etc. and advise, but then my dad happened to go in to the building before I got there and mentioned to them that I was looking for work. It just so happened that they were looking for someone, so Randy the manager told my dad to have me stop in that day to fill out an app. I left after I got the message and went to the store. This was a Tuesday. On Wednesday, I got a call from the man in the corporate office that does the hiring, and we met for an interview. I was offered the job and asked to start the next day. Thursday, the 26th of June, I started my new job. It has turned out to be the job. It was what I wanted. It wasn't too big, or too small. It wasn't all the stuff I worried it would be (different than in Minnesota) and it really was about the perfect fit for me, exactly what I wanted. Here it is, over a month later and I still feel this way about the job. I really can settle here and lay down some roots. I am able to use most of the skills that I learned in Minnesota at this job, so it seems as if I was training for it.
We, my family and I, are getting back on our feet again, and it wont be long before we can pay down some debt and wont have to live off of the maxed out credit cards. We really are grateful for the blessings we have been given with the support of our loved ones around us. I am very grateful for my wife, for the infinite amount of patience she has shown me and for the unwavering support she has given and will always give. I truly am blessed in many ways and I do have a great family both immediate and extended. Thanks for all the prayers and well wishes to all. Take care.

3 comments:

Debra said...

I'm so glad to hear that you're still liking your job. Most of the time I like mine, but then I have days where I'm crying and want to quit right away. I look at it as a short-term solution, but I'm feeling very frustrated at not being able to find a longer-term solution so far.

Love you!

Heather said...

You know that I'm your biggest fan. I am so proud to call you mine. We have a long way to go to navigate this life but look how far we have come! I too am blessed, blessed beyond measure just to have you.
hang on tight.
H

Karri said...

Congrats! Brad and I feel so happy for you! Good luck at the new job and keep in touch.

Karri