Saturday, November 10, 2007

Overwhelmed

It is Saturday morning and I am trying to recover from the last week of my life. It has been pretty crazy considering a week ago I did not know if I was going to be getting this job at Food for the Hungry and as of today, I have already worked three days! The last three days have been some of the most intense orientations that I have ever been a part of. I was overloaded with information and required to just sit and listen for 8 hours straight. It has been a long time since I have had to do that. Probably since high school. There were some moments this week where I was not sure if this job would be worth the commute that I will have to make every day. Luckily I have found some other options. I was originally going to work 4 days a week, 6 hours a day. But as I was driving home on Thursday night, in the worst traffic I have ever been in, I thought, "why am I going in four days a week and sitting in 8 hours of traffic every week?" So I came up with a plan to present to my boss the next morning.

I am going to go in only three days a week, 8 hours each day, this cuts out two hours a week of traffic. This also enables me to car pool because everyone else works 8 hour days and could not car pool if I was only working 6. I found two guys that I work with that live just about five minutes away from me, so starting Monday we will be car pooling. We are also going to go in about 6:30 and be home around 4. The earlier you go into work, the less traffic that you hit. So my days will be from 7-3:30 with a half an hour lunch. This also enables me to have a bit of my afternoons still and I will have an extra full day off. God is good, He provided a solution.

I also learned the past two days that Food for the Hungry is huge and incredible complex. They are doing amazing things around the world in so many different areas it is hard to keep them straight. Definitely check out their website if you are at all interested. They also have some incredible pictures and stories in some of their literature, go to the resources icon and click on the 6:8 magazine. I have never seen such colorful and impacting pictures or people around the world who are fighting poverty.

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