Thursday, May 01, 2008

my last day...

Today is it, my last day of work. I thought it would be interesting to chronicle my work experience, since this afternoon I become a full-time mom...

Following college, I worked for almost 2 years in Houston as a software installer at Universal Computer Systems (now called Reynolds and Reynolds).

Then I moved to Austin, without a job, hoping that the tech boom would make it easy for me. Within a couple weeks, I found a job working as the administrative assistant, with the Office of Youth Ministry with the Diocese of Austin. Over the next 4 years, we would also take on Young Adult and Campus Ministry.

Then I worked in the office at our parish, St. Albert the Great. I scheduled wedding and baptisms, and did general office work. It was great meeting more members of the parish.

And then I left there, in December of 2006, to become the Director of Community Development at Texas Alliance for Life. It has been a different job for me, but lots of what I love (event planning, working with volunteers, etc.). The organization has had a tremendous amount of growth in the past 2 years, and I am happy to be a part of it. The amazing thing is that I only worked there 20 hours a week, and was able to get soo much done. I'm soo thankful for a husband who allows me to work for the great non-profits that I have been associated with.

This week, they had a nice good-bye lunch for me at la Madeleine. And surprised me with a few gifts for our little pumpkin too! I'm really going to miss them! It has been a great time, with great friendships, learning and more! I hope to continue to stay active, and bring our little pumpkin along.

So, as of 2:30 pm today, I will be retired. Retired from my "regular" jobs, in order to prepare me for my vocation as a mom. I'm excited about this new journey, and so very thankful!!

10 comments:

Emily said...

I'm so excited for you! It will probably be a little weird for a while staying home.... it took me a few years to figure out just what I was supposed to be doing and to settle in. Fun times ahead! I am so, so happy for you!

Ray said...

Congrats... can't wait to meet pumpkin!

Kristy said...

Sounds really exciting! I hope it will be a great time for you. It's awesome to be able to stay home and be a witness to all the "firsts" that these little ones accomplish.

Sharon said...

Now the real work begins! 24/7/365. :) Sleepless nights, no more sleepling in, canceled dates because of sick children, playdates, hugs from little arms, counting on tiny toes as you pray your rosary, trips to the park, strategizing to minimize the amount of harmful germs the kids are exposed to, more sleepless nights, reading the same book over and over again because it's pumpkin's favorite, wondering where the time went when suddenly s/he is crawling, then walking, then talking...Welcome!

Kathryn said...

Welcome to your new life, Alexis! And I mean 'new' in every sense of the word :-)

Lauren said...

yay, Alexis!! congrats on all the incredible pro-life work you did in the midst of quite a liberal Texas city!! :) see y'all soon! (Pete and I will be back in less than 3 weeks!!)

Peace!! :)

Ma Beck said...

Woohoo!

Congratulations - you are about to have the most fun you ever could have imagined.

Sleepless nights, poop diapers, crying fits - whatever! Kids are the BEST!

:)

Alexis D. said...

thanks everyone! looking forward to my new adventure, and thankful for a wonderful husband for giving me this opportunity! i know I will be relying on you, my friends, throughout this!

FloridaWife said...

That is so very cool that you have such a wonderful set of circumstances that brought you to where you are today. What neat work you've done! God bless you and your little pumpkin. What an awesome job your new job is.

Kristen said...

yay! Congrats