I guess I’m ready for this…

On my way up to Tennessee last Wednesday I got a phone call from a hospital in Knoxville wanting to set up an interview. Perfect timing right? I mean, I was 2 hours from Knoxville. The next day I went for the interview and, just like that, they offered me a job. Just like that, the one thing that I had been wanting for the last 6 months, was right in front of me. I had been looking for a job for the longest time, so that I could move to Tennessee and be with Jonathan, and now I had it.

Cue nerves and freak outs.

I was so excited, but when I sat down and actually talked about it and thought it through I started wondering if I was ready or not. For the last year I had thought about moving and it all sounded great in my head. I just couldn’t wait until the day when I could move to Tennessee and be in the same city at Jonathan again, but in reality, I had never been away from home. I went to community college so I lived at home during that time and I’ve never moved away from home. I was wondering if this was the job that God had for me. Jonathan and I had been praying for a while about the right job. We prayed that God wouldn’t give me more than one job to choose from (cause Lord knows that I have a hard time making decisions). We also prayed that getting a job in TN would be as easy or easier than how the job at Baptist came about. Well, when we looked at this situation it seemed like God had answered all of those. How much easier could it be to, within 24 hours, get called for an interview and have a job offered? And that was the only job that had called me, no tough decision there.

The more I think about it, the more I realize that this is God’s timing. It’s going to be tough getting used to another new job. I mean, I’ve only been at Baptist for 8 months and now I have to start all over again. And learn telemetry! But I know that I can do it and that I will be great at it. The hardest part for me is going to be leaving my family back in NC. I’ve always been able to go see my grandparents when I wanted, dad has always been just a few minutes away, and I’ve always been at home with mom. Whenever I need them they are right there. That’s going to be tough. Mom will definitely be getting 20,0o0 phone calls a week from me. Ok honestly, probably more like 20, 000 in a day, but whatever.

As hard as it is going to be to leave my family and all that I have known here, I have some wonderful people in Knoxville that I absolutely love. I’ve been so blessed to have a second family up there (or technically over) who care about me as much as I do about them. I know that if I ever need to talk to someone or need advice, I can go to a few of my “adopted moms” and talk to them. Plus having Jonathan up there, who I can see every day, is going to make it so much better.

I know these thoughts were kind of jumbled, but I have so many things swimming around in my head right now. It’s crazy.

I can’t believe that I am finally getting to move to Knoxville, TN and be with Jonathan. Considering we have only been in the same city/state for one month while we have been together, I’m hoping that we wont kill each other being able to see each other every day! We’ve gotten through the first year of our relationship being 4 hours away and I’m ready to start the next year being 2o minutes away.  It all seems so surreal that it’s happening now. Hopefully I wont have too many problems packing!


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