Friday, July 30, 2010

How do I know?

With a job loss, even when you find a new position quickly, there are doubts that creep in.  Even if the reasons for your "resignation" are vague, likely personal, and full of well, you know, there is a natural deflation of your confidence that occurs.

On Monday I start my new position.  I am thrilled and excited and...scared.  It is hard enough to start over in a new job without the memories of all that went wrong before.  But while I may be nervous about my new position and sad that my previous one didn't work out, I know that I am a professional and dedicated and faithful to a life in ministry and service.  I am good at what I do and I feel that God has called me to Children's Ministry. 

Still all that being said I am anxious for Monday and want to shore up my confidence before I begin.  I've been rereading some of the nice notes I received from church members and friends and it helps, but I imagine I won't regain my footing until I'm in the midst of it all.  I may have to just channel the Little Engine that Could until a top the hill.

4 comments:

Monika said...

No worries! You will crush it for sure - Good luck on your upcoming 1st day on the job.

Challenge:1yearnorestaurants said...

You will be just fine! Build on your experience and you will turn this into an even better place to work. Don't let he uncertainty take the wind out of your sails. Knock 'em dead!

Kellyn said...

I am so excited for you, and so proud of you for taking this and being so strong.

I can't wait to see what comes of it all!

Unplanned Cooking said...

It is tough. We all experience setbacks that shake our confidence. But I also believe it's those setbacks that make us stronger. Good luck on Monday!