Life became a bit rougher five months ago when the Library Director at my former employ was with the HR person and told me that I was being let go due to the restructuring of the library by the Secretary of State. It was at the height of summer when I was released and I realized that I needed to find work. I could not be content with just looking for work locally, so I sent applications to various locations from California all the way up to Lincoln, Nebraska. There were many close calls but the positions that I interviewed for were given to other candidates.
It is by great Providence that I have found work at the Wichita Falls Public Library in Texas and the position gives me a chance to do collection development, reference work and cataloging and hopefully the work will give me a chance to shine. The move will be difficult as I am uprooting my family after being in Arizona for eight years. I love Arizona with its scenery and its people, but I knew that I had to support my family, so off to Texas we go. I hope that I can find a good church home and that the small-town atmosphere will be a benefit to my wife and son.