Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Life Update: I have a job

Yes, you read that right. I am now employed. Finally after almost 7 months of being on the job hunt full time, I have an actual job. I've dreamed about writing this post countless times since I started this blog, but now that it's finally here I honestly don't know how I feel about it.

During my whole job search I just kept telling people, and myself, that I didn't have a job yet because the one God wanted me to have hadn't crossed my path yet. And y'all that is absolutely 100% what happened. This job is a brand new position, as in it didn't exist a month ago. I am the first one hired for it at this casino, ever. Honestly it probably is a good thing that I wasn't offered this position 3 months ago because I don't know if I would have taken it then. It's funny how things all work out because I really do feel like it was God's plan for me to have this position. I applied kinda on a whim, not really knowing what the position entailed, and was offered the job right in my interview so I didn't have time to over think my decision to accept. 

I'll be working full time with the marketing department of a local casino. While I won't be raking in the big bucks, my above minimum wage salary will be more than enough to cover my meager expenses while I live at home. This is a far cry from my dream job, but I'm very grateful for the opportunity. And that's how I'm looking at the whole thing, as an opportunity. It seems to have a strong possibility for relatively quick advancement, which is pretty much unheard of for an entry level job. Plus I'm only 22, this is certainly the time in my life where I can try new things that I never really thought would interest me. It's not exactly the most responsible decision to suddenly change career fields with no direction when you're 35 with a family. Right now my family is mom and dad, who thankfully are there if I stumble along my journey of life. 

Since this is a brand new position I don't really 100% know what I'll be doing, but I'll be sure to update y'all once I've gotten a better idea of my duties. Today I have to go to the state gaming office to finish my paperwork for my gaming license, and then I start work on Thursday morning.  

I'm excited and nervous and a whole bundle of other emotions I don't have any idea how to express. So say a prayer for this new working girl if you get a chance this week. 

Glossy Blonde


  1. Congratulations! Most people I know had to start somewhere. Me, I started as a Manpower temp lab bench chemist making way less than I expected to with an engineering degree. After a few years and veering off into a totally different industry, I did pretty good for myself. With hard work and patience, you will end up with the job of your dreams. It's out there.


  2. Congratulations on your new job. The good thing about it being a brand new position is that you never know what it could grow into OR lead you into it. And working at a casino is pretty damn cool. Best of luck to you girl!

  3. CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yay yay yayyyyyy


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