I have faith. More than I realized. You really learn how much faith you have when you take a "leap of faith" and make a risky move. In my job search, I've had two campus interviews for jobs so far, been offered both jobs, and turned them both down. They were not good fits. The locations were not appealing and the work was not what I've been looking for. The people were fantastic and I hope our paths cross again, but in the end it was a strong feeling of comfort when I turned the jobs down.
So I'm crazy right? Well, maybe I am. The fact is, though, that whether I should or not, I'm waiting for a good fit to take a job, even in this rough job market. Sure, I'm young and have my whole life in front of me, but I'm not the type of person who will sacrifice a good place and good friends for what seems like a lateral or downward movement. Give me community and I'll go. Give me an amazing city (ahem, Seattle) and I'll go. I'm young and single with what feels like the world in front of me. I guess I'm just not as willing to sacrifice as I should be.
But that's how God created me. He wants me to live life to the fullest and enjoy every moment, not sacrificing a second. I felt so overwhelmingly comfortable turning down each position that I did not question for a second whether it was the right move. I have an awesome community in Pittsburgh, Beaver County, and Philadelphia that I'll only leave for an exciting opportunity. But have no fear, employers, I am committed to only applying to jobs in exciting locations from now on!
In the meantime, I continue to pray. I'm praying for the right opportunity to come at the right time. I'm praying that I can soak up every second I have in Pittsburgh in case God leads me to a new location. In the end, all we have is today, so enjoy it.
Also, enjoy this jam about Faith by Taking Back Sunday: