Waiting still

It is still a period of waiting on various life things. I have an on campus interview scheduled in two weeks on top of a ridiculous number of Zoom interviews and over a year of waiting for an answer since applying for a new job in February 2020. And I’m still not sure I really want it because I don’t know if it will work financially or practically, and also because our youngest is dead set against moving at this time. I can’t blame them, and this aspect weighs heavily on me.

For my current job, we are also waiting on the Dean search process to complete (in other words, choosing the person who will be my new boss). I was seriously unimpressed by the two finalists. If this is the best the search committee found, my library is in serious trouble if a decision is made to offer to either candidate. I am increasingly thinking of moving elsewhere even if the job for which I am a finalist doesn’t pan out. In other words, I will continue looking.

In the meantime, Spring is unfolding, and that’s a good thing. Although I enjoy winter and cold/snow don’t bother me at all, I’m ready for longer days and warmer temperatures. But I admit that today, which is a day when our time changes to an hour earlier, is not one of my favorite times of the year. It will take some time to adjust.

Other changes are underway as well. One of our kids got a full-time job starting tomorrow, and another one had a great initial interview for a different full-time job as well and we think they will likely be offered the position. The third child is running around on their own now that they have a driver’s license, and that is another big change in our family dynamics. The other two are already planning to buy their own cars when they save up enough money, which is great but is also a little humorous for me since neither of them can drive yet.

A comforting thought that someone shared with me a few days ago, though, is that God is using this waiting time to prepare us for something better. I just don’t know what that something is yet. I am also reminded this morning of a well known verse:

Be still, and know that I am God.

Psalm 46:10 (NIV)

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