Monday, September 10, 2007

Wish me luck

I've decided to change jobs. It's the same kind of work. I'll still be supporting and implementing medical office software but for a smaller company. I have been at my current employer for 7 years and a couple of years ago a large corporation purchased us and it has never been the same. It's very "corporate" minded if that makes any sense.

I'm not a career woman, I work because hubby and I didn't start out as financially "smart" as we are now (yeah right). So now we/I pay the price by working outside the home. This company is in downtown Portland. Now, I am a country bumpkin from way back so this is going way outside my comfort zone. I will be riding Max (which is a train that will drop me off very close to the building I'll be in). I think it's going to be a good fit. I already know one gal that works there because I used to work with her and it's a smaller company (way less corporate).


I still like the place I work now as far as the people are concerned and I will be sad and miss them terribly. I think this is the right choice for me and my family. I'm hoping to use the commute to catch up on some reading and in particular some scripture reading, which is poorly lacking. I'm scared, nervous, happy, excited and all of that wrapped into one. So, as I said before, wish me luck :o)

5 comments:

b. said...

Good Luck. Rots a Ruck.

so grateful to be Mormon! said...

hi tonya:
of course, best to you.
you're right, maybe this commute time will be a good opportunity to read anything especially the scriptures. you will be blessed for filling that time positively like that. i am thinking of the 13th article of faith. perhaps your max bus can be your pursuit of the 13th art of faith. this might be a really good change for you. did you see my note last night to you about the family prayer?? oh, that was so neat!! :)

blessings to you today,
kathleen

Carrie said...

What an exciting and scary thing! You must be one tough lady to venture into downtown Portland every day. But if this job will help you be a happier person, it must be worth it. Good luck! Let us know how it goes!

Melissa said...

I love Portland! Wait... Portland, OR - right? Not Portland Maine? Seems like that would be a really long commute ;)
I hope your new job goes really well for you and that you feel it is a better fit!

Kimberly said...

Wow. Big change! Good luck to you!