The Penguins of Pittsburgh finally put an end to their first round playoff series versus the Columbus Blue Jackets. The Pens, who were huge favorites, allowed the Jackets to hang around, keeping their series close. The Pens won a close game on Saturday, and then jumped out to a 4-0 lead in tonight's game. Then they relaxed, and the Jackets started to come back. They scored 3 straight goals within five minutes of the 3rd period, though the Pens hung on and won, clinching the series. The Pens had better do a better job in the next round, or else the playoffs will be over very quickly. It was exciting to experience a big win, though, and I'm happy to see them move on.
I've had a rough time at work over the past month, and things finally came to a head last week. I met with my boss and we agreed to make some changes. Namely, I was able to give up the most stressful part of the job, and the segment of the organization that I was struggling with was reassigned to another manager, effective on Friday. The result was the most restful, relaxing couple of nights of sleep that I've had in months. It feels like I've had a great weight lifted off of my shoulders. This is all good, and the new manager is more than capable of handling it, since it's the only thing he has to manage. I still have three other teams that I'm managing, which is almost a hundred employees. Things are looking up!
I can't help but feel God's hand in all of the positives I've experienced recently. It had been so easy to feel overwhelmed by the things I was going through, and I just forgot that I could hand it all over to Him. Sometimes you really have to hit bottom before you realize that you just can't do it all on your own. God gently reminds us that only He can pull us through the difficulties we go through. I can't put into words what a great feeling that is. I can hardly wait to see what's next.
Have a great evening, everyone!