January 3, 2014

Times Are Changing!

No, I'm not changing my blog design or name. I not going to be writing about anything too different from what I've written in the past. The change I'm talking about is one of employment.

In the beginning of December, my mom found an ad on Craigslist for an open audiology assistant position. For those of you who don't know how to work the Google, an audiologist (AuD) is a hearing doctor - AKA what I want to be when I grow up. Seeing as how I wasn't prepared to apply to grad schools this year, my goal was to observe in a few AuD clinics while studying for my GRE so I could get some more exposure to the field and improve my chances of getting into the school I want.

Well this job would not only teach me what I needed to know, it would pay me to learn. It would be the income I needed to start paying off my student loans while I'm waiting to apply to grad schools. It would be the experience everyone expects you to have, but that no one wants to hire you without. It would be exactly what I need to use all the information I've learned in undergrad.

So I sent a reply to the ad and 3 days later they called me to schedule an interview. It was my first interview and I was terrified. This terror only became worse when I found out that the AuDs who run the practice both went to Temple and one taught there last semester. She had her previous students applying and didn't know me from Adam. They said they'd let me know either way within 2 weeks.

I prayed. And prayed. And prayed. I prayed every prayer I'd ever learned and I prayed new prayers that friends found for me. 

The 2 week countdown ended the day I got home from Mexico. And I didn't hear anything. Another week passed. I didn't hear anything. Christmas passed. And I didn't hear anything. I'd given up hope for this job. I figured that it wasn't in God's plan for me to have this job at this time. But then I got a voicemail on Monday. They wanted to hire me! Now it might not be normal to start bawling uncontrollably when you find out good news, but that's exactly what I did. I walked in to tell my mom and sister and they thought someone died. I don't think I've ever been so happy or thankful to God as I was in that moment. 

So today I went in to discuss salary and benefits (eep!) and the doctors put in the order for my lab coats(I feel so official)! In about half a year when I finish my training , I'll be seeing patients on my own!

I honestly can't wait to start learning everything and fully immerse myself in this field. So here's to new beginnings and answered prayers. 

13 comments :

  1. Wow that is te best news ever!! Congrats!! I'm so happy for you :-)

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  2. i'm a new reader! This post made me so happy for you! So glad it worked out to where you got the exact job you wanted that makes you happy! Congrats!

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  3. That's fantastic! Congratulations!

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  4. CONGRATULATIONS!!! How exciting!!! Such a blessing to get this job ... it's SO hard to break into new fields after college before you have experience but I'm stoked that you did!!! YAY!!! I'm sure you'll be fantastic :) :) :)

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  5. Congrats!!! I'm so excited for you! Interviewing is probably, okay not probably it is the worst thing ever!
    So Yayyyyy!

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  6. This is SO GREAT!! My best friend did something similar on her way to becoming a nurse and now is almost done and is so happy!!

    Congrats!!

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  7. YAYYY!! As you know because I've told you 500 times, but I AM SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!! Especially if it means you're one step closer to coming to visit schools in Ohio :)

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  8. How lovely to hear such good news - it's been such a long time since this kind of event has occurred, anywhere in my world: and, really, I cannot claim to be in yours either! Just happened to see your blog flagged up on Blog It Up (or whatever it is!). Well done you - just you grab the opportunity with both hands and go for it! Going to follow you to see how it all works out for you!

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  9. Congratulations!!! This is wonderful news!!! ♡

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  10. CONGRATULATIONS! Words cannot express how excited I am for you and this awesome opportunity! Sounds like everything went well when you went in - SO GREAT! Proud of you, friend!

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  11. OH MY GOSH! Congratulations!!! I'm so excited FOR you!!!!! :D You deserve this! :)

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  12. I'm so excited for you! You deserve it!

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  13. I like your story, what a blessing! Seems like you were encouraged to hold on to faith, because we tend to give up too easily sometimes! I pray you remain with that same zeal and hunger for learning, and surely keep that passion!

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