Five months after I applied and several interviews later, I sat in a conference room this afternoon on the phone with the Vice President of PETA – the largest animal rights organization in the world.
For the last few years it has been my dream to work for this company. I never knew it was even possible for the ordinary people to get an interview. Since I graduated, I faced this internal struggle. I blogged a little bit about it but mostly I cried and kept running and concealed my struggles with a smile. Every road to a hopeful job opportunity ended with a stop sign. I fell into this anti-social, slightly depressive state.
Somewhere along the way, I lost my relationship with God. I feared his presence thinking he would judge me for the distance I placed between us. Broken and hurt from rejection, I found God or maybe he found me.
A few days later, PETA called me. At that moment I felt in my spirit this was going to work out and this was where I was meant to be all along. My flight was booked, and before I knew it I was hanging out in a PETA house in the most beautiful part of Norfolk, Virginia.
To make a long story longer, I was offered the job in the Department of Laboratory Investigations today.
And I accepted!!!!
So in a few short days I will be packing up my belongings and driving from Texas to Virginia, my new home! I’m nervous, but more happy than anything. Everyone at PETA has been so kind, friendly, and welcoming. Other than my office job in College Station, I’ve never felt more at home.
Thank you to everyone who has sent me emails, comments, tweets, etc. I am glad to be back!