Working Girl

I have some very important news to share. After completing my master\’s degree in sociology in August (although I was really finished sometime in June), I have spent the last couple of months looking for a job. Ideally, I wanted 1) A full-time job that could actually support me 2) A job somewhat related to my field and 3) A job in Austin. Unfortunately, sociology degrees are worth a lot more in Washington DC when people use social research to impact public policy. In Austin? There are but a fraction of those jobs available. Therefore, I applied everywhere including market research companies, health statistics jobs, even a temp agency, and though I had a couple interviews, I didn\’t seem to be getting anywhere.

Then something happened. I, along with some of my best friends, officially became a part of Schoenstatt and sealed our Covenant of Love with the Virgin Mary, officially adopting her as our patron saint and a major advocate for our lives. I mean, Mary has been helping people out for all of history, why can\’t I be a part of that as well? Anyways, I mention this because 1) it is something that has been going on in my life and 2) I believe in Mary\’s intercession.
Literally less than a week after this development, I got hired for a FANTASTIC job at my old Alma Mater, the University of Texas at Austin, analyzing data for Human Resources. It was by far the best job I had applied for and I am still in shock that I\’m working there. Tomorrow, I will start my second official week of work and I feel totally overwhelmed with information and generally lost and confused within the world of HR, but I know that will get better (I mean I\’ve literally only been there 5 days and have already been introduced to 4 totally foreign software programs…eek!). So I know that, while it might take some time for me to get used to this whole working thing (especially waking up at 6am…), I am thrilled to be working there and learning what all goes into Human Resources. So, let me take a deep breath and prepare myself for the upcoming workweek and give a shoutout to the powers above for blessing my life beyond all reason through my work and my life.
\”Remember, most loving Virgin Mary, never was it heard that anyone who turned to you for help was left unaided. Inspired by this confidence, though burdened by my sins, I run to your protection for you are my mother. Mother of the Word of God, do not despise my words of pleading by be merciful and hear my prayer. Amen.\” – Memorare

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