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Saturday, October 8, 2011

ch-ch-ch-changes

I started grad school last August with the intention of taking my time and finishing when I could. Then November rolled around, and we decided to adopt. That's when I also made the decision to take as many courses as I could handle each semester in order to graduate as early as possible. This was so that I would be done or mostly done with school by the time we were matched AND so that I could ensure my next, better paying career as a librarian/information specialist would start sooner rather than later. I even chose - on top of taking three classes in the spring, two in the summer, and working full time - to volunteer at a library in my area for six months, just to have the experience to put on my resume.

My hard work paid off. I took a chance and applied for a librarian position at my current company. I knew it might be a long shot without having finished my degree yet, but I figured that being an internal candidate might at least get me an interview. It did. And I got the job. It's a big step for my career, and a nice little bump in my paycheck, too. Which, you know, never hurts when you're about to spend at least $20,000 adopting a child.

It was the good news and the change I needed.

31 comments:

AL said...

congrats on the new job! So happy for you :)

Kimberly said...

Congratulations on your new job! (Does your company by chance have adoption benefits? The company my husband works for has a $5K adoption benefit which we've now made use of twice. Every bit helps.)

Arlyne said...

I'm so happy for you!!! You go girl!!!! Xo

Kelly said...

Good for you! Great news. I second Kimberly's adoption question, my company offered us $2k, and 2 weeks paid time off for our adoption. If you haven't checked yet, it's worth looking into, most companies are offering some sort of help now.

Slackie O. said...

So incredibly proud of and excited for you! I know you were increasingly unhappy in your current place, so this is beyond awesome :)

missohkay said...

That's so exciting! You rock!

Marla said...

Congrats! :)

Rebecca said...

That's SOOOOO awesome!!! Congratulations, Katie!!!

JL said...

CONGRATS! :)

Jem said...

Congratulations! That's excellent news!

Stephanie said...

Yay!! Congrats to you on your new job!! :) So happy for yall!

Jesica said...

Wow! Busy girl! Congrats!

AnotherDreamer said...

That's awesome! Congrats!

Shannon said...

That is wonderful news Katie! Congrats!

Kaitake said...

Wow that's awesome! I love how strategic you've been :) it's super-cool to see you decisions and hard work pay off like this.

Michaela said...

Fantastic!!

lowfatlady said...

That is so awesome! So happy for you ;)

Kelly said...

Congratulations, Katie! May this be the first of many new and happy beginnings for you.

kristin said...

Girl!! I am so Happy for you!! That is so awesome!! :) I am so so Happy for all of your ch-ch-ch changes! :):):):) XOXO K

Kechara said...

Congratulations!! Man, you've been racking up the rewards this year!

theportofindecision said...

Congrats! That's huge news!

JustHeather said...

Congratulations on your new job/position! Sounds like your hard work is paying off.

Danielle said...

YEAH!!!! Congratulations! Awesome awesome news. So happy for you!!

amiracle4us said...

WOHOO!!!!!!! That is great; congrats!

someday-soon said...

Congratulations! Good for you for taking the chance =)

anonomity said...

What wonderful news, especially in this economy! Congrats on the new job!!! :-)

Brave IVF Girl said...

Congrats on the new job!

Kim said...

Congrats Katie, thats fabulous news! I am so proud of you, though not surprised - your a go get em kind of girl :)

Tammy said...

Wow!! Congratulations, Katie! That is absolutely fabulous news!

marilyn said...

wow!! that sounds great. I never knew you had to have a masters to be a librarian. Ahh.. that sounds like an awesome job!

KT said...

Congrats on the new job! Woo hoo!