Tuesday, November 11, 2008

dilemma (noun): a situation requiring a choice between equally undesirable alternatives

Hope you all are doing well so far this week. I've got a prayer request I'd like to send your way...

As you all know, I'm not a huge fan of my job at the bank. It's an all right job, just not really the best for me. And I'd kind of thought about finding something else to do anyway, just because I get bored and frustrated with my job. But I do work with good people and don't necessarily just want to up and leave them. That being said...

I was told Friday that I could have either the day after Thanksgiving or the day after Christmas off, but not both and not any more time around the holidays. Understandable, coming from bank management. Should have expected it. But Joshua and Sarah are going to be here from the Czech Republic for the holidays. And my family will be celebrating in Memphis and southwest Kansas, 6 and 9 1/2 hours away from Fayetteville. And I want to be with them, not here on my own. I'd saved up plenty of vacation time to be able to spend it with them, and now it looks like I won't be able to use it.

This is important to me. And if I actually liked my job and really wanted to keep it, I'd find some way to deal with it. But given the fact that I'm not a huge fan of it anyway, I'm now contemplating quitting my job to spend the holidays with family and finding a new job at the first of the year. Don't know if that's a wise decision or not, but it's what I'm thinking about. So I'd appreciate your prayers that I do make a good decision for myself and my family, that if I do decide to quit that things will work out okay with the bank and also with finding a new job for the first half of next year before starting grad school. (I'd thought about going straight into school in January, and while that's tempting in many ways, I'm not sure I'm quite ready for it yet. Not quite ready to leave Fayetteville, my family and friends, and my wonderful roommate Libby and her dog Emmer.)

So there's the dilemma. Prayer and advice appreciated. :)


Mark said...

I am sure whatever decision you make will work out just fine. And every now and then I am reminded of how I spend my Christmases...as my family lives 5 time zones away. Last Christmas I was hanging out at my friend's empty house watching TV. They had left to visit relatives. Christmas prior to that I was in New Orleans eating a meal with a bunch of people I didn't know and 2 people I had known for a couple weeks who didn't talk much. And 3 Christmases ago I called in sick for work in Japan, woke up late and watched movies and bought crappy pizza for breakfast. I actually was sick though!

Congrats on the weight loss and sorry but I don' t have any blog-provoking questions for you. Of course I will probably think of one asa soon as i post this.

Natalie said...

Hey girl...that is a tough one. I know God puts these tough times in our lives to make us stronger but I often have to stop and just ask "why" or "it's not fair"...hehe. I know how very important family is to you and with Joshua and Sarah coming home it makes it so much more important. When will the next time be that you get to spend the holiday's with them???? (probably a long time)...I guess you can see where I'm going with this...hehe.

It is a tough decision to make but I know with prayer that God will help you make the right one. Love ya girl!!