Saturday, October 4, 2014

Saturday Thoughts

This past week was a bit rough. Since even before we moved to Oregon, I have been submitting job applications like crazy. Unfortunately, even after a month and a half of living here, I have had a very hard time finding a job. 
I recently had an interview for what seemed like the perfect job for me at a clinic-- they offered the pay I desired, it was a brand new beautiful facility, I would be doing work I was familiar with so I could continue to build my talents and resume, it was close to our place, etc. The woman I was interviewing with offered me the job. She also explained to me more in detail a few of the processes that went on in their facility.
Upon leaving the interview, I didn't feel as excited as I should have after finally been offered a job. Something didn't sit well with me. The clinic offered a treatment that I have always been morally opposed to. I couldn't get this out of my mind. I would be helping to set this treatment up for other people. Everything about the job was perfect, except this one little thing. I cried. It really was a job I know I'd love, and would do well in. It may sound so silly, but while I knew what the right thing to do was, it was hard for me to admit it. I kept trying to justify why it would be okay for me to work there.
But in my heart I knew that this wasn't where I was meant to be. So I sadly declined. Do I think that the people that work there are bad people? NO! Not at all. It was just a personal thing, for me. I couldn't do it. I was super bummed, but it just didn't feel right. As sad as it was, I feel a lot better now that my decision is made. 
And now, it's back to square one.... oh well! Hopefully something even better comes along for me. I know it will. I feel very blessed to be able to have the opportunity to hear comforting words after this crazy week I have had!
and now, an outfit, to make this sad post a little happier.... 

happy Saturday, y'all.
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Lisa McKell said...

Hi Rachel. I've followed your blog for a whole, but have never commented. I was in a similar situation in a job I had. It wasn't a moral thing but more of an association thing. I didn't want to be grouped or known with the persons on how they treated people and went about doing business. I say good for you! I wish I would've never took that job, or got out earlier. You will be blessed for your decision!!!

Marsa said...

I'm sure something great will come along :)
I mean, who wouldn't want to hire you? you'll do great wherever you go chica <3
I'm in the same boat with finding the right salon for me. If its not right, it's not right. No need to rush it :)

Stories of Kel said...

So proud of you! You'll be blessed for standing behind what you believe in. Now I'm curious what the procedure was. A?

Erika Dannelly said...

I just love you Rach! I'm proud of you for standing up for what you know is right, even though it was extremely difficult... you're such an example to me! And, as always, super cute outfit! ;) love ya!

Kayla said...

hi rachel, i just wanted to leave you a quick note & tell you that i was inspired by your story! i follow along with your blog for your adorable outfits, but i really appreciated these thoughts. standing up for what you believe in sometimes comes in unexpected ways, and sometimes it even seems overkill or stupid. but there is a lot of power in listening to those little nagging feelings. anyway, thank you for sharing. you are great! xo

Lauren Cooper said...

Rach! Girl I love you. And sometimes making the hardest decisions are ways to prove to Heavenly Father that we are ready for the blessings he really has in store for us. You made the right choice and listened to your guts feelings. Sometimes there is nothing harder. You already know this but I love you girl! xoxo

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