Update for those who have been asking how things are going in Utah... particularly the ones who have been calling me during the day and I have not been picking up...
I have a job. I love my job. I've only been working there three days, but I am willing to say I have never been happier. : )
Thank goodness my prayers were answered. I needed this more than anything.
For those of you who are wondering... I got hired as an Executive Assistant to the CTO of SolutionReach (formerly SmileReminder) located in Lehi, Utah. I'm super busy from 8-5 (minus my lunch) and everyone there is awesome. I totally click with my boss, and am rocking this position more than anyone else could. Seriously. It will only get better.
My patience/confidence/self-motivation was definitely tested over the past three months of job searching... BUT.... I totally believe there was a divine plan in it... (yes, i'm getting all church-ey and counting my blessings on my blog). I was getting so upset and sad wondering what was wrong with me and why I wasn't a good enough candidate for all the other jobs I interviewed for. Now I know why. This one was WORTH WAITING FOR and totally set up perfectly for me. Other than working for the Graham family, I have never experienced a job more suited to my needs in the moment. Those needs have obviously changed since I moved back from Maui, but this is it now. This is where I need to be.
So, now I have a stronger testimony from being unemployed. It's funny how we are tested to our limits, because I am pretty sure if I didn't get the job, I would have lost all hope in this whole "life decision to move to Utah and get married" thing. I feel terrible for all the second-guessing and crying I did, being selfish for having to put off my life plans so Kyle could finish his school. Keeping it all to myself because I was too stubborn to admit maybe it wasn't the best idea to get married at 21 without a college degree. Well, guess what? It WAS the best idea. Thank goodness I have the most amazing husband who is patient with me and the things I say when I am upset.
The past three days have been so perfect. I am so grateful I DID get married when I did. I am so grateful I moved here with Kyle and left everything I was doing before. I traded up for an amazing man and an amazing job, and an amazing confirmation that my Heavenly Father knows me and has a plan for me. I AM making good decisions, Kyle and I ARE doing what's right. I couldn't have asked for a better person to spend forever with. Kyle is unbelievably perfect for me. He is my LIFE, and I love him more than I could possibly explain.
Today is a day I am overwhelmingly grateful for my temple marriage and getting to spend eternity with my sweet husband. And of course I am grateful we have Lola to keep us company and make our family perfect.
** if you're wondering about my borderline too-personal-of-information-for-a-blog, super-Mormon-girl-of-me posts... Utah is NOT rubbing off on me.... I'm just growing up and realizing some things in life are more important than others : ) **