Do you believe in signs? I sure do...NOW!
For 2 years I was working 3...yes THREE...part time jobs trying to make ends meet while the Wasband finished school. One day I finally got an interview for a hospital I had been wanting to work in since I got to Philly, I was so excited, and about 5 months pregnant! The interview went great and when he walked me to the elevators the supervisor basically told me I had the job, things are looking up, right? WRONG! A few weeks later HR called and said they went with another candidate who had filled in as a temp before and since they needed coverage badly it would take less time to train her on the benches since she was used to it already but they wanted to bring me on as, surprise, a part time tech just in case something opened up. ::SIGH::
Anyway, I take the slot and start training...long story short within 2 months of being there I was training the former temp they hired in my place! The supervisor and lead were so apologetic and regretted their decision but by this time I realized, Candace you're not supposed to be here! Then a scandal broke that Philly teachers were passing kids who could barely read! TIME TO GO!
By faith I put my resumes out to laboratories in NYC and shortly I was on the road back to my city for interviews. The week of Christmas 2009 I signed my first contract and happily let my landlord know I would not be renewing my lease. March 1, 2009 we moved back to Brooklyn and it has been the best decision EVER!
Things haven't always been pretty and we're not even the same unit that moved here but we're SOLID! My debt is lower, I've gone after my dream stronger and things are looking pretty good there, Chunks is growing and thriving, and getting everything I wanted him to out of growing up in New York, some family ties that were strained have been repaired and restored, my support system is TRUE, and I'm tired but I have real joy!
When I think back to Philly it's not a lot of happy thoughts but I see it as my growing period (because I was a mess out there lol) and try not to regret it to much. When I think of the past 5 years I can only say "Wow" and I am truly AMAZED at the progress, growths, and changes that happened here. I'm in my element and I can't wait to see what else my first love has in store for Chunks and me.