I will be working as a consultant on a taxonomy project that will be used to power a search tool on a new website. The position is part-time and will run into next year. I will be working together with a subject expert and a programmer to get the taxonomy (thesaurus) developed and integrated into the site.
Though it is not exactly official yet, I did fax in my signature on the paperwork this weekend. We will get that settled and start working this coming week.
I thank God for opening the door to this job. I was not going to apply for it because I did not have the desired qualifications according to the job description (3 yrs experience), but my advisor met with me and encouraged me to try. God surely guides.
Continue to pray for me to clearly understand the material that I will be working with so I can organize it in a meaningful way! :)
as I start in this new job...
Honestly, I think I am still in shock over all of this! The past few weeks have already been busy and stressful, and so this opportunity came as quite a surprise. I will need to carefully budget my time in order to keep everything balanced. I know that is a useful skill that I will need throughout life. Still, I am kind of nervous in getting started and making the transition. I suppose that is a normal and healthy response.
I am also in shock over the rate of pay. I have been making minimum wage for years now, and to think that I will be making more is really amazing. I suppose that is the reward for surviving graduate school, but I still feel overwhelmed with the blessing!
I am very happy that this work will continue well into next year. I think that once the shock wears off, I will be very relieved. This means that next year, once I have finished schoolwork, I can focus on web projects that I have not had time to complete. Those will also hopefully build up my resume and experience in the field.
I feel kind of like Moses. In response to this great and mighty call, I want to turn and say, "I don't think I am the person you are looking for..." But I need to trust that where God leads, He can also sustain. I will continue to rely fully on His mercy and grace even as I work 一生懸命 (with all my might) at this new job. Like Nehemiah, a combination of trust (through prayer and hope) and hard work at an impossible task (rebuilding the wall) is powerful. Powerful.
Hooray! I am an information architect! \^_^/