Saturday, December 05, 2009

Day 4

Day 4 of unemployment has come and gone. I managed to get my unemployment coverage taken care of finally. I should start receiving benefits late next week sometime. Its not much money, but with some serious financial cutbacks, and a few other options (renting out a room? selling some furniture?) I just might make it work.

I also got another job interview lined up today, and applied for several other excellent positions. I really need to decide what I want to do. If I am willing to move out of the state, my chances of getting a well-paying and interesting job increase exponentially. In fact, there is one company that would probably make me an offer next week if I told them I'm willing to move. But I'm not sure that I am due to the foster care situation. I've come so far! And now that things have progressed, and I've talked to a caseworker, and have seen the pictures of some of the girls I might get (and have actually selected two girls, of which I will get one most likely), it is hard to walk away. I've wanted this for so long, and I've made it so far, how can I change my mind now?

But then, forcing myself to stay in Utah seems like such a gamble. Am I losing out on incredible opportunities for this foster care gamble? Will it be worth it? Maybe I should just go for the best job, declare residency in another state, and start all over? I just can't decide. The Lord and I will be discussing this at length this weekend.

The bright side in all of this is that there are jobs out there. And that is my positive thought for the day.


  1. Foster kids come and go. Even if you get a foster child, they may only be around a month. Take the job, get out of Utah where you will have more dating opportunities. Starting over isn't giving up.

  2. I second what Melinda says. No matter where you live there will always be foster children who need a willing and loving home. I know starting over again when you have come so far with that seems like a tough thing to do, but the flip side of that is now you know what to expect when you start the process again in your new city.

    Either way good luck!


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