Last March (2007), we moved to California because Brandon got a job. This is a most valid reason for moving, wouldn't you say? And this job had potential. And it was in California. And it was close to Wharton's west coast campus, which happens to be in San Francisco. We had been talking for years of Brandon pursuing his EMBA at Wharton. This was our opportunity to fufill this dream.
Well, within 7 months, we realized that the potential in the job was not quite as accurate as we had been hoping. Then earlier this month, when the Wharton application came due, Brandon's supervisors refused to supply a letter of endorsement, which would allow Brandon the time off needed to pursue his degree. In defense of the company, it truly is a lot of time off --62 days in 2 years (basically every other Friday). But Brandon had been upfront and honest about his intentions and there had not been any indication that they would not endorse him. The saddest part? Wharton will not accept applications without a company's endorsement (note: endorsement in this case simply means support; not money). Brandon could not turn in the application; we lost another year. This, to us, was the final dealbreaker.
So, currently (as of last week), we are in "search" of new employment. I say "search" because we already have a couple of options. But these options are not solid and so I don't have any "Big" announcements to make. There's a job opportunity back in Utah; there's one in Indiana; there's one in Boston. And although the Utah one looks the most likely, we're staying open to other options. Because we've been through all of this before.
The Big News? We're most likely going to be moving. As early as next month --as late as this summer. My feelings about it? I'll save that for another post.
As to not blogging this week? Well, my sweet hubby has been home, catching up on projects. Which is nice! Except he needs the computer. My computer. Okay, our computer. And that leaves me very little time to blog. And so I apologize. I haven't meant to ignore you guys --especially Sara! (and yes, you can add me to your blogroll, since I'm going to replace your old link with your new link on mine). But you know what I did instead?
- I read These Is My Words (for the second time. I love that book!)
- I took the kids to the park
- I wandered around aimlessly wondering what to do with this new interruption in my home
- I cleaned the house from top to bottom (okay, I only did that yesterday --I mostly just wandered aimlessly all week)
Now, for those of you who have ever been thrown into a state of limbo --waiting for job offers, not sure of when or where you will move to, etc. --I understand completely (this is actually the third time we've gone through this. We're experts, now!). And I will tell you how to get through it all:
Just pray and make sure you follow the Spirit. Sometimes it will feel as if Heavenly Father has forgotten you; sometimes you will feel stupid because you don't know what Heavenly Father wants you to do. And sometimes you will think you know, but then something else comes along and throws a wrench into your plans. Through all of this, you can't lose your faith. You have to just keep praying and trying. Because eventually, He will guide you to where you need to be. Even if it's to a place you now have to leave, although you've only been there a year and you've fallen head-over-heels in love with it.
P.S. Don't forget to give me your stories! You have until 10PM (PST) tonight. I'll draw the winners (2) and give you the results tomorrow.