Sunday, October 23, 2011

My new job!

Honestly, I have struggled with this post for so many much internal dialogue - what to share, what not to share. Do I share about the months of searching for the right job? It is difficult to put into words all of the emotions that went along with this search. {There were several big let-downs that happened in these past few months.} Do I try to talk about how hard it was to find an open door that also fits my skills and passions? After months of looking for work a door finally opened. Is it a good fit? Yes!!

I started working 3.5 weeks ago at a very large hospital in Los Angeles in the Volunteer Services office. Right now, it is a temporary position that I am hoping turns into a permanent place within their department. This particular hospital has over 2,500 volunteers and lots of different programs where people in the community can contribute. We have people from ages 14 to 94 who volunteer with us each week. I am very impressed with the department as a whole, and I really like the people I work with. My job specifically is to run the front office: I answer lots of questions, process applications, pre-screen applicants and set up interviews, and so much more. Each day it seems like I am taking on more responsibility, and I am thankful for the opportunity. I love that it is a service-oriented position, that it is both people and paper heavy, and that the people I work with are so great. There is still so much to learn about the office and my position there.

I am thankful for the routine too. I am thankful for the commute {albeit my least favorite part}; you have heard {read} how challenging it can be. Each day I drive an hour to work and a little more than that home. If you ever want to call to catch up, the best times to reach me are 7:30AM or 5:15PM, Pacific Coast Time. :) Now, I just need to figure out how to fit in an exercise plan. :)


  1. Hooray for finding a job that is a good fit for you. I am sure you learned a lot about yourself and I hope that the blessings of having a job are starting to remove the stresses of not having one and that you are able to thrive in this position for the rest of your time in LA.

  2. Exciting Leanne! We miss you guys!

  3. Glad that you found a job that you like so much. It sounds like a good fit!

  4. LeAnne, I miss you and that's good to hear!! I hope Mike is doing super well, too!

  5. Thanks, friends, for the congrats. Please pray it turns into a permanent position before the end of the year. I miss all of y'all too. :)


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