30 Days of Thanks {Day 7}

Day 7 {My Job}

I am thankful for my job today. I love what I do.  My goal has always been to work in the capacity in which I work for in my place of employment. 

I've had a job since I was in high school.  I worked for my granddad's company during the summer when I was 14, and when I turned 15, I started working at a local bookstore.  My parents supported me financially through high school, college, and graduate school, but I always worked (and I wish I had saved most every penny I made instead of "investing" in clothes and eating out all the time!).  

After college, I had a great opportunity to work for a non-profit whose underlying goal was to help people, though not through traditional means.  It's goal was to help people get jobs by bringing industry here.  I enjoyed the work I was able to do and liked being part of something bigger than me, but it wasn't what I wanted to do in the long run.  It also had longer hours some days that required me to be away from my family as well as lots of traveling.  

About a year ago, I really started praying about a new opportunity if it was time.  A few months later, one fell into my lap.  I don't think I would have left my old job were it not for this one.  I don't think that there is a better place to work.  My coworkers are great.  I get to do something I love everyday.  I'm constantly busy and going from project to project.  I don't get bored.  It's high pressure, but I don't feel it.  I love my job.  I'm thankful for it today.