Well, this adventure started when I decided to move back out west. It was an easy decision, at the time, since I missed my family and didn’t really have anything keeping me in Sudbury. Yes, a job, but there are other jobs. Yes, some great friends, but I have friends in Alberta too! In Alberta, I have family – parents, sisters, a very cute niece and nephew, grandparents, cousins… all of whom I had not seen in quite some time! So, the decision made, I then decided that I would probably have to switch careers to do it.
What to do? Run away and join the rodeo? (This is the western version of the circus.) Become a high school science teacher? (This is just another form of rodeo, with less horses, but plenty of bull.) World-travelling grenade-dodging journalist? (Lisa Laflamme might need some company.) Sound engineer or techie? (Neat program for worship music stuff at Briarcrest.) Pursue radio work, or worse yet, television hosting? (This did actually cross my mind as there is Christian TV in Alberta.) Alas, I think I had enough of cameras while hosting All Nations Family News! I had always been interested in Air Traffic Control (ATC), so I looked into Nav Canada (the company with the exclusive contract to Transport Canada). I decided I might like Flight Service Specialist more than ATC.
So, I applied. What can it hurt, right? I prayed, “God, let me know if you want me to do this. The aptitude test is hard, so if you want me to do this, you will have to help me pass it!” And He did! So then, a similar prayer for the interview; and I did well enough on that, too. So, I guess I am suited for it after all, and God is helping me, so here I go! Off to the west!
More on this story in the next posting! (I can’t give it to you all at once!!) 🙂
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