When did our life get so boring? I remember right before I started the blog, everyday I would think, "That would be a great blog" now I find myself trying to turn nothing into an interesting read :) Not to complain, but the Haney's are just not having an adventurous life. Lance is still applying for jobs, I am still waiting on UT (this has turned into my everyday story), and we still need a lot of prayer.
At the beginning of each week, Lance will tell me that he is done applying for jobs (post-docs, professor positions, corporate jobs, etc.) and is just going to wait to hear about interviews, then a few days later, I'll get a text that he has applied to 2 more positions. I am very thankful he is so eager and trying so hard, but I think it has just about drained us! Come on people, I have a genius husband and he would love to work for you :)
I, on the other hand, applied to 1 university to complete my Master's and dietetic internship (University of Tennessee), and we just have our fingers crossed there. After graduation last May, I applied for a job and decided I would finish up education, God willing, at a later time. I've decided, if God's willing, to do that next year. For this to happen, I would have to be accepted to the UT internship (I've been accepted to graduate school), and Lance would have to be offered this wonderful, perfect, super position outside of Knoxville. And with all the luck I have had with UT so far, my hopes aren't high. Either God is trying to 1) keep my mind off of the wait by allowing UT to throw some crazy new kink in my application every week since I applied 2) make me not care if we go to Tennessee b/c I am so fed up with the university 3) make me REALLY appreciate a job in TN or 4) make me thankful for a job anywhere! On a serious note, Lance and I really do love the opportunities that are available in TN for both of us, in the mean time we are just waiting, waiting, waiting, and waiting even longer to hear something :)
Lance has applied to at least 40 of the 50 (51,52, however many there are now!) states, so in reality, we could be anywhere. We are being optimistic, this will be a new adventure for the both of us and we are excited to begin with each other. There are sad parts, though, Auburn has become home - I have been here for SIX years now! I love Auburn, I love my job here, and I love my friends here. Auburn is where Lance and I met, and where both of our pups were brought home to, it does and always will hold a very special place in our heart :) Wherever we end up, we are gearing up to carry our Auburn pride with us wherever we go, including an inflatable Aubie and a orange and blue 2010 National Champions door hanger!
I try to keep my mind occupied, and for Lance it is great for him to have his dissertation to be completing and papers that are being submitted to keep his mind off of the llllllooooonnnnngggg wait period. I, however, am about to explode. I am trying really hard to be patient, but I just really want to know that this time next year, we won't be bunking with my little brother and his friends in the same trailer in the same trailer park I've been in for 6 years now because that would definitely complete my insanity. The positive note, though, would be I wouldn't have to leave my job/friends/gym/sweet town of Auburn- which under those situations, life here doesn't seeem so sweet anymore :)
Bottom line- Lance and I need a lot of prayer for guidance, PATIENCE, and knowledge. I pray everyday that God will prepare our hearts for wherever he is leading us to be, and when the offer is presented, Lance and I will both know that is where we need to be. Until then, patience is most certainly a virtue I do not embody, and I am working really hard on it. Really, though, I am very thankful for the soon-to-be Dr.Lance and for all of his achievements, there could be a lot greater problems than being overqualified :)