Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Waiting

I wrote a
panic and frustration post recently
and took it down.
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I have been told by more than one priest
that we are put in situations
similar ones
again and again
until we learn what is needed.
I really struggle when not knowing my
(job) future.
This has been a huge (the fear of not knowing)
struggle for me for years.
All I can say is I am struggling still with it.
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Ottawa is a really great but strange town.
French language stuff here is
complicated to say the least.
How did I, an American-Canadian, happen to fall in love with
a city whose second language
French
I did not know at all!?!
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And what I know of French I love.
Really.
It can be fun.
But learning it to try to find a job is really stressful.
Sometimes one feels so
alone
in it all
though really it is the devil who lies and says one is alone!
God and His Saints NEVER abandon us!
NEVER.
God promises.
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So.
In the next two/three weeks
I need to...
prepare for my job interview
just getting in a pool of candidates for future work
would be really great.
Government works that way here
they have one position but know
they have more possibilities in the future
so they try to create a pool
so they do not have to run the whole
job competition again.
I need to figure out what French course to take;
do I try for a new course
keep one of my old ones;
I need to start practicing the French government exams.
I really need a class where I can practice listening and speaking.
I am considering looking for part-time work.
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I need to continue to seek to pray
remember God's saving mercies
and cultivate thanksgiving.
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Please know my dear blog community
that you are really appreciated
and I hope you know this.
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God is with us.

3 comments:

Mat. Emily said...

I'll be praying for you during this tough time, Elizabeth! Thanks for all of the kind and understanding comments you've been leaving on my blog:)

Michelle M. said...

I noticed that you had taken down your earlier post and wondered what had made you do so. You do have a lot on your plate right now, so we will continue to pray for guidance in your life.

thegeekywife said...

Yes, like Michelle M said, we will continue to pray for you!