Friday, July 13, 2012

New Job, New Adventure

A few weeks ago, Matt got a lead on a contract IT job at Adobe that is a graveyard shift. Matt applied for the job, went through the interview process and was offered the position. He passed the background check and he starts the job today!

It is an amazing opportunity that gets Matt's foot in the door with a great company and it works great with our schedule. Matt will work weekend nights on the graveyard shift and then rest during the day on the weekend while I am home to watch the kids.

It will also work while he is in school in the fall because Matt doesn't have any Friday classes. We really hope that this opportunity may turn into a permanent position for Matt after he graduates.

Even though this new job is really exciting and will give Matt the job experience that he needs, I am also a little sad that it has come at this time. With Matt's school schedule, my work schedule, and Matt's new work schedule, we will have even less time together as a family then we did before.

In the past, Matt has had school on week nights, but we always had time together on the weekends, but we will no longer get that time together because Matt will be working at night and sleeping during the day. This job will most definitely be a challenge for us. But, I feel like the sacrifices we make right now, will benefit us in the future.

I can sacrifice my time with my husband for the next few months so that Matt can have a good paying, solid, job when he is finished with school. And then, I can stay home with my children, which is what I really want to do. It will be difficult, but I know that we can do it.

So, he starts his job tonight and he is so excited to be getting back to work. It has been more than two years since Matt had a job and he really feels most comfortable when he is working and making money for our family.

This job will also provide a second income for us and may allow us to get out of the debt that we have accrued while Matt has been in school. I would love to say that my writer's salary pays for all our bills and needs, but it simply isn't true. So, this second income will really help us.

So, we move forward again to a new adventure in our lives that will hopefully get us to our end goal. It is exciting and scary.


Lisa said...

Awesome! Yay for jobs!

Lisa said...

Congratulations to Matt on the new job! That sucks that you won't see as much of each other, but paying off debts is always a nice feeling and it's important. I hope your kids will adjust well.

Marie said...

The Lord always provides what we need, when we need it. This will be an adjustment, but it sounds like it will work out great in the long run.