New work bag & new apartment???
Ok, yes this title is a little dramatic. But, this is my blog and I call the shots.
I’m totally joking about that last part…kinda. That song by One Direction played on the radio right after I was offered my first full-time job. Anyways, a lot has happened to me in the last two weeks that you may have seen on my different social media channels. First, I got a job. Second, I got an apartment. Third, I got a roommate. Add them all up and that equals, the good Lord!
One morning a few weeks ago, I got a phone call from a PR firm in OKC inviting me to interview with them within the next day or two. By the end of the same day, I had a job. It was a whirlwind and so exciting. I had felt stagnant in my job search, but little did I truly know that God had it all planned out.
The plan was to live at home for a few months. But a week after I got the job and five days before I started, my parents and I agreed that if there was a time to apartment hunt and move, it was before I started my job. The drive into the city from Edmond at rush hour wouldn’t be very much fun, so one week after I got the job I pounded the pavement to find a place to live.
My mom and I went to one place in between Edmond and OKC and we didn’t love it enough to stop looking. My dad had heard of a place downtown, so we thought we might as well go look at it. I was worried that it would be too expensive for a one bed one bath. Well fast forward 48 hours and I’m moving my bed into a two bed two bath. Oops.
I ordered all kinds of goodies off of Amazon and moved in the weekend before I started my job this past Monday. That’s the Hoehner way of life. Quick decisions.
I even persuaded a friend to live with me in my two-bedroom crib. A feat I was actually worried about. But yet again, the Lord provided. First, a job. Second, the perfect place to live. Third, a roommate.
In a way, I feel validated in my adulthood. I know I shouldn’t find my worth in anything but the Lord, but the fact that I’m taking these steps and can do so on my own dime is really cool. In a way I have temporarily avoided the pressure that all post-grads feel to find a job and become an adult as soon as possible.
I feel at ease and confident that, once again, God provided way beyond what I thought was possible. I literally don’t know how He does it, but that’s because He is God and I am not. Prayers are answered in different ways, at different times and for different purposes. Don’t let anyone tell you your prayers aren’t important or valid. They are, and God hears every one of them. As He has proven many times in my short life, He knows what to do and He knows that it will blow your mind.
I’ve still got prayers that need to be answered—well at least I think they still need to be answered. But He is God and I am not. In the mean time, I will rejoice for the gifts He has given me!
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Holly Hoehner has her bachelor’s degree in public relations from the University of Oklahoma. She considers herself more of a Russell Westbrook than a Kevin Durant and enjoys learning about and participating in the digital age, blogging about anything that comes to her mind and creating witty Instagram captions. Holly was raised a die-hard Sooner fan in Edmond, OK.