After being laid off for about 3 months (and severance payments ending in December), I have re-entered the World of the Employed last week. Things are progressing a bit fast, but I’m enjoying the ride and I must say that I am doing a pretty good job of balancing it all. As I mentioned, this is my first job where I have a salary, rather than hourly pay, and this is something that I can really get used to. My life is spiraling in control and I absolutely love it.

My first week was eventful, but enjoyable. On Sunday, I had applied for the position without any thought that I’d be called back. Monday, I was called around 12 PM and was even asked if I would be available to interview that same day. Of course I disagreed, and after being told the hours, I was sure the job wouldn’t work for me, but I wanted to get the experience of how the interview process would go. On Tuesday, I said I prayer before leaving,

God, if this is for me, let me be for me. Allow them to see my potential and to be willing to work with my crazy schedule.”

Yes. That was seriously my prayer because my schedules are always a struggle. Without worry or doubt, I went to the interview, was told I was hired after I showed a few samples (even this blog). I asked about the hours, and my boss said two words that pretty much had me sold, “It’s flexible.”

And let me tell you, I am taking full advantage of my “flexible” schedule, which includes working from home, extended lunches to run errands, etc. I am enjoying the benefits, the equipment, the Cloud with all of the software I’ve ever dreamed of owning (The Adobe Creative Suite).. all at my fingertips.


my desk – could definitely use some plants and decor ^.^

I’m doing a lot. I’m attending graduate school, just secured full time employent, and I’ve secured an assistantship which also involves being employed as an instructor. And while the 2012 ME would have considered my plate full, the 2013 Me is still trying to make room on the plate for more. I was on Facebook this morning and Tara from The Young Mommy Life stated that her husband told her,

Sometimes you don’t choose your career; sometimes your career chooses you.”

Ultimately, I want to be a Database Administrator, but I won’t let the ultimate goal deter me from taking advantage of every opportunity possible.

You all are going to read about me someday. Mark my words!

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23 Comments
  1. Cami

    February 12, 2013 at 1:25 pm

    Congrats on your new job! It sound like all of your hard work is paying off. I hope things keep spiraling in control. ^_^
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  2. GK

    February 12, 2013 at 3:06 pm

    This is great, Carla! Congratulations on landing two big gigs in such a short amount of time. You’re very blessed!

    Yes, your plate is certainly full, but it looks like you’re ready to take it on, You’ve got the drive, and that’s the bulk of the battle. Proud of you!
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  3. Vaneice

    February 12, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    Congratulations!! I think I tell you this in every post, but you are such an inspiration! You are certainly doing it big for women, young and old and especially young mothers.

  4. Kat

    February 12, 2013 at 4:44 pm

    Congrats, Congrats, and CONGRATS! You may have a lot of your plate, but it seems it’s what God has planned for you to take you to where you want to be. Best of luck with it all. 2 amazing jobs! Blessings.

  5. Shannon

    February 12, 2013 at 6:53 pm

    Congratulations! I’m really happy for you!

  6. Kim

    February 12, 2013 at 7:23 pm

    Congratulations! You’re making big moves. And yes we will be reading about you someday. God is not done with you yet.

  7. Katrice

    February 12, 2013 at 7:31 pm

    Congratulations! I swear every time I come to your blog I leave feeling inspired. I’m sure everything will go well for you and I can’t wait to read about your journey.
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  8. Keys

    February 12, 2013 at 10:26 pm

    OHHH! congrats on EVERYTHING! i am so happy that everything is falling right into place for you love! hope it continues to be so positive <3

  9. Courtnee

    February 13, 2013 at 4:12 pm

    You go girl! As Katrice mentioned above, every time I come to your blog I leave feeling inspired. Im so happy for you! I can totally agree on the whole salary job thing. I’ve never had one either (still hourly) and I cant wait for those days of luxury.

    God has so much in store for you. I can’t wait to see and hear about it!

  10. Robert

    February 14, 2013 at 8:16 am

    Congratulations for this blog, It is excellent. Good luck!

  11. Upenzi

    February 14, 2013 at 1:13 pm

    Wow! Congrats! God doesn’t give us what we want, but he always gives us exactly what we need. He did that! :)
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  12. Stephany

    February 15, 2013 at 10:12 am

    That is so awesome. God definitely answered your prayer girl because it sounds like the perfect position just for you! I often feel overwhelmed but when I read about everything you juggle I feel like I need to shut up lol.

    BTW I wanted to ask you something via e-mail, can you contact me when you get a chance?

    XOXO ♥
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  13. Dara

    February 15, 2013 at 1:01 pm

    Congratulations on the new job! I am so happy for you and thanking God for answered prayers. 2013 is really your year. Oh, Your setup looks epic!

  14. Gloria

    February 17, 2013 at 6:03 pm

    I am smiling ear to ear reading this! I am so happy and proud of and for you! Truly amazing! :)
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  15. Kimberly Marie

    February 17, 2013 at 6:53 pm

    So happy for you and so glad God answered your prayers. God always knows what’s best for us so this is definitely a step in the right direction :).

  16. Martina

    February 17, 2013 at 9:12 pm

    Congratulations Lady!!!!

    Glad to be connected to a talented, intelligent, and beautiful person… You definitely inspire me!

    Praying that you Continue to get all that God has for you and that he will strengthen you through all of the new and exciting things you have on your plate…

    Have an Amazing week!

  17. Britton

    February 19, 2013 at 10:41 am

    Congrats on your new job! What an amazing opportunity….and YEEEEES for flexible schedules! I LOVE that my job has the same! I was wondering where you have been!
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  18. Kay

    February 22, 2013 at 9:03 am

    GO RAE!

    I am where you were. I got a job opportunity in front of me but I don’t have the experience. I KNOW I can do this. [ bow my head ]

    I love how things are unfolding for you. You and your family will be fine. You’re blessed. I know you will be great! Knock em’ dead girl.

  19. michelle

    February 22, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    I love this: “spiraling in control “. Awesome place you are at and I can’t wait to read about you – sooner than later!

    ~ RED
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  20. Amber

    March 29, 2013 at 7:28 pm

    I’m in the process of applying for summer internships now, and I needed to read this post!! Congrats on the new job, that is truly awesome!! I am so glad God placed you were you needed to be and that you were ready to receive it!! It will only get better from here!
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  21. Christina

    June 1, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    Congrats Rae! I hope the best for you and your babies! God has a way to make a way out of no way and he is definitely blessing you!
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