Monday, September 17, 2007

I'm trying so hard
So hard not to get overly excited! Bill worked his first day at his new job today. He sent me a text around lunch about how things were going great & he was so excited to be working there. He came home grinning from ear to ear, talking about how it was a great place to work, the people were really nice & he felt like he totally fit in.

He talked about his position & how he has the highest sales goals in the company (which also means the highest commission earnings in the company). If he makes the absolute minimum, it is still twice what he was making at the small town gym. I also read about his health insurance, which has maternity coverage that starts in January. Not that we've made a decision yet, but we would be covered & could actually consider having another baby next year.

There are so many good things about this career change. Bill is so much happier & over all, it is so much better for our family. We won't be barely scrapping by anymore. We actually won't be dirt P.O.O.R anymore. We'll be able to have a nice Christmas, take care of the things we need to take care of, get out of this stupid house & finally just BREATH. Being poor is stressful & a huge weight has been lifted.

I'm trying so hard not to get too excited because it's almost too good to be true. It seems like whenever life presents us with something good, it's always a tease. It's always just within our reach & then it gets ripped away & we are worse off than before. The last two or three years have been incredibly difficult times for us & I just want to believe that the tables have finally turned. I hope this really is a new chapter & the pendulum is swinging the other way.


Alissa said...

oooh, so happy for you! I'm glad things are going so well!

Erin said...

I'm glad things are looking up for you guys!!

angie said...

Yay! Congrats!

debra said...

Way to go, Bill! I'm so glad he's loving the new job!

And a tentative 'congrats' to you all -- I don't want to jinx anything but I'm definitely rooting for you!

Bringing Up Ben said...

I have a good feeling about this and keeping my fingers crossed for you guys.

Jaime said...

Awesome!! I'm so happy for you guys!! ;D