Sunday, February 8, 2009

I feel immensley blessed. The bank I used to work for just welcomed me back two weeks ago. I was offered a full-time position as a CSR at the branch in Hayden. I started at the bank as the courier/mail girl. Then I was promoted, (thankfully!) to the Customer Suppport/E-Banking department. I loved that job. It was fun and challenging and from there I was able to learn about all the other departments of the bank. Then I became the lead trainer for that department.

When Evalie was born I decided to be a stay at home mom. That was the best desicion I have ever made. Now that I've returned, I see the people who I trained and I hear about the promotions that they have gone on to earn. My friend (who also works at this bank) commented that if I hadn't stayed at home with Evie, that I'd be one of the "Top Dogs" right about now. She wondered if it bothered me to come back and practically start over again. And, the answer is NO! I can always go back to work and pursue my career. But, I could never go back and have those three years at home with my children.

I have accepted that life is ever-changing and evolving and I have learned to just roll with it. I am so excited about this new development because I don't look at this opportunity as just 'a job,' or 'a paycheck.' At MWB there are so many opportunities for me to continuously learn about banking and work my way up what I refer to as the, "Food Chain." If this is what Heavenly Father wants me to do long-term I'd like to be a bank manager. My goal is to do it by the time I'm thirty. (My current manager is 29, and he started out as MWB's mailboy and courier, too!)

Shawn is still pursuing his career in law-enforcement. This Tuesday he has an oral board test with the Kootenai County Sheriff's department. His Plan B is to go back to school this summer and finish his A.A. degree and continue to test for other police agencies. Our children are blessed by having their daddy stay at home with them. The best part about it is that Shawn admitts he now understands why I was so frazzled and exhausted by the end of the day. It's kinda fun to switch places and see things from one another's perspectives. Holy-Moley, that's been a growing experience!!!

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