Some Good News...My Husband Got a Job at Starbucks

I haven't written too very much about the job search going on in our household lately. For awhile, it was all I thought about and fretted about. But at some point along the journey, the Lord reminded me that I'm here for now and not to waste the here on all those cumbersome worries. It was then that I decided to relish the joys of our uncertain state of employment, and what do you know but all those worries wouldn't have done us much good anyway!

A little refresher for those of you who might not be up-to-date on all the deets:
  • Last August, I quit my job in Michigan so that my husband and I could move to Atlanta.
  • When I quit, I told my boss that I'd happily work from home while they searched for a replacement. From the beginning, this has always been a temporary situation, but I've been able to continue doing that job freelance for them for more than a year now!
  • Meanwhile, my husband graduated in May with a teaching degree for high school history. Alas, we soon learned that those jobs are incredibly hard to come by.
So nothing permanent has arisen for either of us, yet.

However, my husband just got news yesterday that he got a job at the Starbucks down the street! That's been some exciting news, hopefully providing some extra money to build up our savings and also feed our love for coffee! He starts tomorrow and then we should have more of an idea about what to expect, as far as hours, pay, etc. Plus, he'll be working alongside one of his good friends (another musician), which I know he'll love.

We're still holding out hope for some of the full-time jobs he's been looking into and patiently trusting the Lord with those. But for now, this is great news and quite an encouragement to us both.

And as for me, I continue praying that this temporary little gig of mine will continue stretching itself farther and farther, raining down our own modern-day manna day after day as proof of God's continued, plentiful provision.

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  1. I'll be praying for you! And remember: No matter what...He has you and your hubby in His hands. :)

  2. glad to see that you didn't let the concerns and worries of this world run you into a dark, crazy corner! The lord knows I can definitely go there. I often forget how light the Lords yolk is because all I can focus on is how heavy and annoying mine is! lol thanks for the encouragement!

    praise God for your blessing and the job :)!!


  3. I used to work for Starbucks and I LOVED it! So much fun. I had an awesome time creating drinks and my love of coffee was fueled when I worked there.

    We got free drinks on shift, 30% discount and don't know what the deal is in the US, but in the UK I got a free bag of coffee a week! (also look into 40% off merch the week before Christmas, too)

    Word of warning, though, Starbucks generally treat their staff as part-time, and I have heard that in the US it's hard to put anyone on a full-time contract. Make sure he fights to get as many contracted hours as possible - or he'll risk having to work 6-7 days a week just to get the hours he needs.

    But I'm sure it'll be fine! Congrats for you both :)

  4. @ Jenni - Thanks for the tips. I'll make sure to share them with Michael! We're hoping this is only temporary, but I do think he'll really enjoy it. Quite a few people have told us that their favorite job ever was working in a coffee shop!

  5. @ Danica & SavedthruLove - Thanks so much for your encouraging words and prayers. We really appreciate it, and I can't wait to share more about our journey as the Lord continues opening doors and leading us. And he'll get the glory for every bit of it!

  6. Wow-your story reminds me so much of my husband & myself! When we first got married, the job market was terrible so it took a while for him to find work (and I was just starting grad school)...but in the end everything worked out. Things will get better (and it looks like they already are! Congrats on your husband's new job!).

  7. @ Betty - That's so encouraging to hear! I love hearing from other women how God has provided for them and how they've learned from/made it through similar situations. Thanks for sharing :)

  8. Hi! I'm a somewhat new follower of yours. Love your blog.

    My husband is in the same position as yours. He has a History teaching degree as well and has not been able to find a teaching job anyhwhere! He's worked at Home Depot for 7 years so he does have a job, just not his dream job.

    I'm glad to be following you along in your journey!

  9. @ Maritza - Oh, thanks for sharing your husband's similar circumstance! I wish schools weren't cutting back on education, but I guess until the economy recovers all I can do is let my husband know how much I appreciate the work he does do, even when it's not his dream job. Thanks for following along!


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