Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Sigh of Relief

This is actually kindof old news for a few of you, but I decided I'd finally post about it. Most of you know that I haven't been happy with my job since day one. It looked great on paper, sounded like something I might be interested in, and the interview process made me really excited for the opportunity. But...sometimes things aren't quite what they appear. The leasing industry is definitely not for me, and my work environment was insane. I actually did pretty well and closed several leases, but I just didn't feel good about myself at the end of the day. If anything, I will consider this a 2 month learning experience. First, I've learned that I am NOT a salesman. I've also learned that I don't have to put up with crap from people. I hate to even say that "I quit" because that just isn't like me. However, I feel that I gave it as fair of a shot as I possibly could, and made a wise decision to put in my notice last week. I'm going to finish out the month unless they find someone sooner, and I'm definitely relieved about it. I was worried that I would regret quitting as soon as I did it, but ever since I put in my notice I have felt like myself again, which is a pretty good feeling. So THANKS to all of you who put up with my mood swings the past 2 months. I'm back to the drawing board again and looking for something (probably just part-time) for the next few months until we move.


Speaking of moving...Ryan found out about a dive company in Burleson (just outside of FORT WORTH!!!) I don't want to jinx anything, but we are doing some serious researching and praying about Ryan getting on with this company. Not only would he get to do everything he loves about diving, but we could be in the metroplex, which is something we didn't see happening for at least another 3 years. He graduates in July, so all of this is going to start happening really fast I'm afraid. Just be praying that we make the right decision. If we need to stay in the Houston area with the company he's with now, I will be fine with that too. I just want what's best to work out. It's exciting to think about though!

Anyway, this past weekend, Brad & Kendall came to visit. We always have a lot of fun together, and I couldn't be happier for my newly-wed brother & sister-in-law. I love them so much! We got tickets to the musical "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers" because my lifelong friend (and Broadway STAR!) Luke Longacre was playing Caleb in the show. He did such a great job, and I'm always so proud of him! I was mad that I left my camera in the car...stupid me...so I didn't get a picture with him after the show. Here's a picture of the 4 of us though.

9 comments:

Finally an Abrigg..... said...

1. hallafreakinlujah Sarah!! i'm proud of you!
2. does this men we cannot go stay with luke again in NYC the next time we go? ahhheemmm because there will be a next time!
3. i will pray that the lord's will is burleson. aheeemm

campers said...

YEAH for you! I am soooooooooooo happy for you!!!!

crazymom said...

I am happy you finally are leaving that job!!!! Glad you had a good time w/ your bro and new sister in law! the picture is too cute. and ryan,, love the hair! miss you all

allyo said...

Sarah-glad that you have found peace with you job! I am praying that the Lord brings you guys to Burleson...we live on the line between Burleson and Crowley...we would only be about five minutes apart!

Laura said...

I totally agree, it's not worth ANY job if you aren't happy with who you are at the end of the day. you will find something and that is exciting about Burleson!

andydawn said...

If you are taken to Burleson...we need to meet up before the big move. I am glad you are back to your old self and not under the pressure of a job you don't like.

The Coach's Wife said...

yeah! I'm proud of you for giving it a try and realizing that it isn't the job for you!

Sunni said...

Life is too short to hate your job! Good for you.

So good to hear from you! I had no idea the Thorntons was YOU! I spent some time last night reading your blog, but then got interrupted so I didn't get to finish reading it. I will be lurking on it today to see what's up with y'all--love the Homecoming pics!

Jessica & Matt said...

Sarah!! It was so great to finally meet YOU! I see why Brittney talks so highly of you--you're such a sweetheart! Yeah--well, it's good that you saw a little glimpse of baby fever in yourself, since you guys have a new tradition pic to take! You guys have to keep that ball rolling!