Monday, July 9, 2012

Starting Anew

This month has been one of unexpected change. It's amazing how sure and content and comfortable you can feel, not knowing that just around the corner, something new awaits. Today marks the LAST Monday for Shane with the Amalgamated Sugar Co. His next working Monday marks day ONE with Idaho Power. We have loved our time with Amalgamated. Really loved it. In fact, both Shane and I thought we would be with them for many many years to come. We have a few friends who work for Idaho Power. It is a company that Shane has always been impressed with and he follows them closely. He has always checked their job postings regularly, giving me clues that if something were to ever come up, this would be the one place that would tempt him. He called home about 6 weeks ago to let me know that the position of Internal Auditor had been posted with Idaho Power and that it seemed the perfect fit. I'm thinking...well...lots of jobs could be perfect fits. Doesn't mean what you have isn't also dang near perfect! But I knew I'd better get ready for what was coming. Of course, he applied. But this is a super competitive place and they put you through the ringer, so I didn't let my thoughts wander much. I was just supportive. He made it through the initial screening process and landed a phone interview. We waited another week to learn he'd been chosen for an in-person behavioral interview. And two weeks later he was offered the position. Days later he gave Amalgamated his notice. WHOA! What just happened?!?! It still feels a bit surreal. It has been a roller coaster ride. It is hard to let go of a good thing. It's been tough for Shane. He hates to leave wonderful people who he has great relationships with, but he has felt numerous times that we are doing the right thing...for us and our family. Amalgamated has been wonderful since he broke the news. Better than we could have ever hoped, which we are so grateful for. His last day with them is Friday. All that being said, we are very excited about the future. Idaho Power is downtown, only 8 miles from us. Biking distance, which is huge for Shane. They are a great company and very stable. Opportunities are many and promising. The job is a good change for him and will be challenging. Shane is happy and super pumped about it. And I am just super proud!! I'm also extremely grateful that I'm not the one who had to go through his interviews! I would have failed. Miserably. It has been fun to watch Shane through it all. I love him. Lots. There is no doubt we are being watched over, and we are counting our many blessings. I keep thinking of one of my favorite quotes from Elder Wirthlin, "Come what may and love it."

7 comments:

julie said...

Oh dang. I was hoping you were going to say Idaho Power wanted you to move to Twin. In my neighborhood. Next door....maybe next time.

But congrats to you and Shane! That's exciting!

(me)linda said...

AWESOME!! "Come what may, and love it"...LOVE that quote. So perfect. Sounds like some exciting times for you guys. :) Congratulations, Shane!!

John and Anna said...

Congrats to your family! Leaving something good for something better can be hard, but I love Elder W's quote too!

John and Anna said...

Congrats to your family! Leaving something good for something better can be hard, but I love Elder W's quote too!

John and Anna said...

Congrats to your family! Leaving something good for something better can be hard, but I love Elder W's quote too!

John and Anna said...

Congrats to your family! Leaving something good for something better can be hard, but I love Elder W's quote too!

Katie said...

Congrats on the new job! My cousin's husband just started working over there a few months ago in some kind of accounting type postion and he loves it. His name is Tyson Harlin, so tell Shane to watch out for him because he is really nice and they can be friends. Wow, I must be a mom :)

Glad you guys are doing so well. Your boys are adorable!