Monday, April 19, 2010

1 Year Anniversary

I can't believe that it has already been a year since I started my new job...I know it's cliche to say, but... my, has the time flown! Haha. This time last year, I was starting a new journey into the world of commercial insurance. It still makes me laugh a little...from events to insurance :) God can be so funny sometimes...

I now know more about commercial property and casualty insurance than I ever thought I would, and I still have a lot of learning left to do. In the span of a year, I have earned my P&C license and 2 designations (CISR and CLCS), and I have started working toward 2 more designations (CIC and CPCU). So much for not wanting to study anymore LOL. It still amazes me that this company was so willing to take a chance on me. I remember that I pretty much tried to talk them out of hiring me in my interview because I kept trying to remind them that I knew absolutely nothing. I still don't know a whole lot, but I am grateful for the time and resources they have poured into my training and insurance education. I absolutely LOVE the people I work with, and I couldn't ask for a better boss.

I am SO grateful for this job. Many of you know the process that led up to me taking the job and know how much of a relief and a surprise it was. And while it's still a learning process for me, and I can't help but miss events most days, I wouldn't trade this past year for even the best event job in the world. The amount of work that the Lord had to do in my heart for me to be able to say that...well, let's just say that it was no small feat. I am so humbled and grateful that He's not through with me yet...

Over and over, the Lord has confirmed that this is exactly where He wants me right now. While brokering commercial insurance is not my idea of "advancing the kingdom," let's be honest- events were not really either. But one of the things the Lord has taught me is the importance of relationships- even business ones. I have been encouraged by the few believers I do work with, and I have been challenged in my conversations with unbelieving co-workers and clients. And I have blogged countless times about my 20s group. I know that I would never have been able to get so involved if it were not for this job. Because of this job, I have more time for ministry opportunities than I ever would have in events. Even if for that reason alone God gave me this job, I praise Him for it all!

I am not sure what the future holds and if this will be a lifelong career. I am at complete peace with the idea that I could be here for awhile. Or He could decide to move me again in a few years. But I do know that God has brought me to this particular job for this specific time in my life. And I am confident that His plan is good and perfect and He will take care of me wherever He sends me. I trust Him wherever He leads...



  1. Happy Anniversary! Here's to many more great years at work!! :)

  2. Yay! Happy Anniversary! What a year :) Now go get some more c's...

  3. I hope you actually ate that cupcake!:)

  4. HA I love it...I know exactly what you mean. I never saw myself working in construction and here I am 1yr and 5mnths later having a great time meeting new people. Glad you're happy!