Saturday, May 11, 2013

New Job

How's it going? There has been a crazy lot of stuff that's happened in the last week, and I wanted to write you a quick post to tell you about it and let you know what's going on.

For starters, I have gotten a job! It was the most whirlwind experience ever. It started on Linked In. A recruiter found me, and took it upon herself to get in touch with me and inform me of positions I would be a good fit for based on my skill set. 

One of the places was 180 Fusion, and I interviewed with them and I got an offer the next day. This was truly a miracle from God. I've been taught since I was little that if you put God first, He'll take care of you. I wouldn't tell you that I always put God first, and I would like to be a lot more obedient than I am, but God really does take care of His children. I am still a little in shock at how quickly it happened; just about a week and our lives have changed.

Just going to give you a quick update about the pregnancy, too :). It's going well. Rachel's starting to show, and the baby is indeed healthy. She's moving out of the first trimester, and she's feeling much better, which makes me pretty happy.

Just wanted to keep everyone in the loop; hope everyone's well :)

Michael White

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Life's Lessons

Hey everyone,

First, I should tell everyone about how the baby is doing. Turns out he's doing just dandy! He/She is about the size of a doughnut hole now, and very real. Our doctor said that he/she moves around a lot. Rachel is feeling a load better as well now that there's not as much stress in her life (it's nice to be out of school)

I'm glad to be out of school as well, but it's back to working hard pretty soon!

I have a couple of interesting stories to tell you guys. I made one of the dumbest choices I have ever made a few weeks ago in my Operations Management class; I decided to skip a quiz. I though, “of course my grade will be able to take it, I've got something more important going on at the house”. The more important thing was my wife, and I don't regret it, but it was still a dumb choice. The quiz was 12 percent of my grade. All of a sudden I found myself struggling to pass a class, the first time that's ever happened to me. I found out that if I aced the final, I'd be able to get a C+ to a B- type grade, and I'd pass. So … my work was cut out for me. Lucky for me the final was open notes and open book. So what ended up happening is that morning I read my scriptures and went on a run to clear my head, and walked in there ready to take the test. It was the best thing I could have done. I was clear headed and stress free and I did really well! I am going to graduate! But yeah, don't ever decide you can skip a random quiz :/

I've decided life is a lot like that as well. I don't know if you're like me and when faced with a lot of decisions or stress, it gets really easy to just go with something or just take the easy way out. Well, I tried that and all it did was cause a lot of long-term consequences. So yeah, life requires us to be clear headed and to think things through, otherwise we'll experience a lot of consequences we don't really want to experience.

The other big thing that's been going on lately is the job hunt. I haven't been offered any full-time salaried positions as of yet, and that was a bit discouraging at first. However, an email from a wise friend inspired me. She told me that if I wanted to get hired, I should make myself qualified! So, now I'm completely into it. I'm writing a professional level website (I'm going to write myself a personal planner type website because I didn't have any other bright ideas), and I got a job at a company that's going to teach how to maintain and host a website of my own as I learn and help others do the same. I'm super excited to buckle down and learn more, but it's been a great spiritual experience as well. It wasn't enough to just go through school. I've had to rely on the Lord to help me rise to where He knows I can be. This has drawn me so close to Him, and I'm really grateful for it.

It's amazing where the Lord is taking us, I am really excited about it.

Michael White