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A Temporary Job Poses Challenges: Financial Changes

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My blog is going to change into something else down the line, so that I can offer services and products that I have been thinking about and wanting to develop that may help Christians in their lives.  I’m having “pet-projects” ideas but haven’t found the time to work on these yet, since I’m still living in a van and it’s hard to find the space and quiet I need to develop these special projects.

I’m excited to say that my job came through; the one I’ve been waiting for, the one I started over a month ago then was sent home because I did not have the certification they needed which I applied for, but it never went active until this week, on Thursday.  I wrote about this here.  Now I have the proper documentation to work in an office in Redmond, Washington.

Hopefully this will allow me to find a place to live, if the job does go permanent, but there is talk I may go permanent but I won’t find out until after the next three months.  It’s hard to live this way because I can’t get on with life I feel, unless God wants me to learn patience, living in a van for three more months.

Let your hope keep you joyful, be patient in your troubles, and pray at all times.
~ Romans 12:12

I know that God doesn’t want me to live this way and I have to keep telling myself that this situation will change; I am experiencing the lack of a good job and so I could not keep my income going, enough to pay all of my bills and also keep a cat.  I was unable to pay the rent in full and had to rely on my credit union to cover bills on autopay in order to keep current on my bills but I also was stung every time that they paid which made me overdrawn, accruing so many late fees that I knew I had to give notice and move out of my apartment as well as rehome my cat.

Giving up my cat was very hard to do; I love cats and I would always want the best for them.  I knew I could not take care of him in a vehicle.  We both would not be happy.  He was still young enough that he might not want to live confined in a van all day long.  It just didn’t seem like a good idea.  He wanted to play and climb on things like a kitty tree I had which, of course, would not fit in my car nor my van I have now.  It just wouldn’t have worked.

These are hard changes to make, but I’m happy I can still work and have the job skills that are marketable.  This will keep me afloat until I find a place to live that I can afford that is close to work where possibly having a business I can do part-time will help pay the bills. 

As I readjust to working in an office, rather than being a clinician in the mental health field, my income may not ever increase to what it used to be.  Planning a future on less income is not easy, but as an adult, and a Christian, this is my responsibility to figure out with the Lord’s guidance.  Relying on Him for my everyday needs is paramount in my faith-walk with Jesus Christ.


4 thoughts on “A Temporary Job Poses Challenges: Financial Changes

  1. Hi Suzanne,
    Congratulations on your new job. That is wonderful news! I will be praying for you that you will find a suitable home soon. Praying for your safety also and that would God bless all your endeavors. Take good care of yourself. 🙂

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