8 months in music city.

I have now been in Nashville for 8 months! This past year has been the biggest series of change in my entire life—moving to a new state, starting a new job, buying a house, adopting a kitten … A year ago (Feb. 17, 2009), I got an e-mail inviting me to interview for an editorial internship. I drove to Nashville over spring break for my March 19 interview, and was offered the position on March 24.

After ideal housing plans fell through, I drove into the city on May 27 with no place to live. A nice couple let me stay with them a couple of nights while I house hunted. There was no cell phone service at their place. I lived in my car for two days, emptying my gas tank as I trolled the interstates. I survived on granola bars and apple juice. After numerous dead end leads, I sat, frustrated and homeless, in a hot library parking lot and cried over the Psalms, certain God did not intend for me to start a life in this city.

But everything worked out. I found a wonderful couple on Craigslist who rented a bedroom to me for three months. I began my internship on June 1 then interviewed for a full time position on July 28. And basically, life hasn't been the same since.
June: Summer Intern Kayaking Trip
July: Summer Intern Baseball Outing
August: Becoming a TN Resident
September: Making Friends with the President/CEO
October: Buying a House
December: Celebrating My First Nashville Christmas
January: Adopting a Kitten

1 comment:

  1. Your God-story gives soon-to-be grads hope! :) Even though we only were in the same place about 6 weeks, I know you're an amazing girl after her Daddy's heart!!!

    And I know there's many more adventures in TN for ya!

    Isaiah 33:6 He will be the sure foundation for your times,
    a rich store of salvation and wisdom and knowledge;
    the fear of the LORD is the key to this treasure.


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