I'm an author!

A lot has happened in the past couple of months since my last post. Something amazing. A new position opened up at my work for LMS author.  I put in for it thinking "What's the worst thing they can tell me? No?"

A month passed and I figured they found someone to fill the position. Then one day I got a message for an interview. They wanted to read some of my writing and to know my hobby. After talking a bit they let me know that yes I'm qualified but they want to look at the seven other applications and will get back to me in a few weeks. I was a little dejected thinking there was no way they would accept a self taught hobby writer.

A few days later I got another message asking for a second interview. With my fingers and toes crossed, I go to the meeting. They basically said they really liked my interview and wanted to hire me for the position.

I was so over the moon happy! Within a week I was transferred from working in the shop to working a desk job. Writing! Sure it's technical writing but it's writing. I am officially being paid to write!

Not only am I being paid to do what I love, but the hours and more relaxed atmosphere has been extremely beneficial for the kids and me. I see them every morning before school and work, and my weekends are guaranteed to be spent home with them! This has even been much easier on my fibro as I'm not having to push through the pain just to make it through my ten-hour shift.

It's been a few weeks into my new position and all I can say is I love it! The greatest thing is, this position is totally new in the company as well so I will be helping to set new standards for how this position operates. I get the opportunity to work hard and finally feel like I'm giving back to the company that saved my little family when we needed it the most.

To think all the heartache and struggle could lead to such a blessing. 

These past couple of years have made me stronger and wiser. Strong enough to take chances and make a better life for myself and my geeklings. Wise enough to know what risks will be beneficial to us.

I'm done surviving. I'm ready to thrive!

The new Amy


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