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Offline BentonGrey

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Extended Trip
« on: May 03, 2022, 01:34:53 AM »
Howdy folks, sorry I haven't been around, but life hasn't been kind to the Greys for the last few months, and I've just been trying to keep my head above water.  I'm actually writing to let y'all know that I'll be gone a while longer, as I'm leaving on Wednesday for a long trip abroad with Lady Grey.  We'll be traveling for conferences and for fun from May 4th through June 16th, and hopefully the trip will allow us to unwind and recover a bit.  I'll have email from time to time, but I won't really have time to visit the boards, so take care, everyone!  We'll welcome prayers for safe travels.  See you all in June!
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Re: Extended Trip
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2022, 07:01:18 AM »
Enjoy it and refresh yourselves. You know we are always here  :D
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Re: Extended Trip
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2022, 09:38:15 AM »
Fair winds and safe travels. I hope you get rejuvenated and have a great trip!
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Re: Extended Trip
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2022, 10:12:08 PM »
No need to apologize, we get it and want the best for you. Heck, you know I get it among others here. Unfortunate that rough times are afoot. Hope this trip improves things. Or at least you get a trip and that's always cool.

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Re: Extended Trip
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2022, 05:45:39 PM »
Hoping for you to recharge and come back with more and better content !!! Godspeed, Master Benton  :thumbup: :thumbup:

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Re: Extended Trip
« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2022, 03:11:36 PM »
Howdy guys!  I'm back!  Thank you all for the well-wishes, encouragement, and prayers.  It means a great deal, and it was a comfort to me as I traveled.  I have returned much refreshed and restored, and with the start of some positive news!  I have been applying to positions like crazy, and I got three interviews so far!  Unfortunately, the first one ignored my letter (which specified I wouldn't be able to get phone calls) and tried to call me while I was overseas, so I never heard about it until I got home.  Nonetheless, that still left two, both of which were better jobs anyway.  I had the first one yesterday, and it apparently went pretty well, because I've moved to the next round and am meeting with someone to talk about mission-fit (essentially if I'm a good fit for their faith community on campus).  The second one is tomorrow.  I've got at least a little interest from one more, so we'll see what happens.  I'd welcome prayers as I pursue a new position and for wisdom as Lady Grey and I start to make decisions about our futures.

I'm very glad to be back, and I hope you've all been well.  I missed y'all!
« Last Edit: June 29, 2022, 05:49:52 PM by BentonGrey »
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Re: Extended Trip
« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2022, 05:21:12 PM »
Best of luck to you.

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Re: Extended Trip
« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2022, 07:35:12 PM »
Yay :thumbup: plus that sounds like great news. All my prayers and wishes are heading your way.
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Re: Extended Trip
« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2022, 09:38:16 PM »
What Dean said. And welcome home!
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Re: Extended Trip
« Reply #9 on: June 30, 2022, 05:10:29 AM »
Welcome back to the forum! i hope you could find a nice place to show your talent.

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Re: Extended Trip
« Reply #10 on: June 30, 2022, 03:35:24 PM »
I think I've said this before to you but if it helps to think about, I mean I know the instability sucks but I have a belief that when I thing doesn't end up being your path, like a career prospect it means that it was never meant to be and if you had gone through with it there is strong chance it would have turned out problematic later. Easy enough when a potential employer for example rejects a person under rather crude circumstances. I see people saddened by that and self reflective but consider, would you want to spend a chunk of your life working for someone who looks down on you and treats you poorly? So you see you actually gained by missing out on this. Likewise I know how much talent, prose and potential you have and in my mind life is simply steering you towards something that's actually worthy of you. On on another note I'm envious of travel. I haven't myself since Spring of 21 and I really miss it. I don't like sitting about in one place for extended periods of time, grant I do not take for granted that I am in turn missing some awful situations doing so like wildfires for example (that diesel soot smoke is some nasty stuff).

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Re: Extended Trip
« Reply #11 on: June 30, 2022, 03:46:48 PM »
Thanks guyis! 

SA, I appreciate that.  I hope you'll get the chance to travel some soon, man! 
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Re: Extended Trip
« Reply #12 on: June 30, 2022, 05:21:51 PM »
Good to see you're back Benton! Check your Discord DMs, I've got something for you.

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Re: Extended Trip
« Reply #13 on: July 01, 2022, 04:43:59 PM »
Awesome, SPY, and thanks!  I'll be on the Discord this afternoon.

In the interim, it looks like my second interview went better than I thought, as I have already been moved to the final round.  I've got an on-campus interview coming up in two weeks!  I'm hopeful that I'll get one for the first place I interviewed at as well (it's also the job I'm more interested in), so with any luck, I'll have more good news early next week.
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Re: Extended Trip
« Reply #14 on: July 07, 2022, 04:23:19 PM »
Woo-hoo!  I've made it to the on-campus interview for the other one as well, AND I just got an interview for a third school!
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Re: Extended Trip
« Reply #15 on: July 07, 2022, 04:44:59 PM »
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That's great news.

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Re: Extended Trip
« Reply #16 on: July 07, 2022, 10:47:17 PM »
Even better, I just got ANOTHER interview!  After years of being ignored, exploited, and generally mistreated by my current university, it's pretty darn encouraging to have so many folks interested in me.
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Re: Extended Trip
« Reply #17 on: July 08, 2022, 06:31:32 AM »
This makes me so happy to hear. You were deflated, took some time for yourself, recharged and it worked. The future is looking bright  :cool:
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Re: Extended Trip
« Reply #18 on: July 09, 2022, 09:53:20 PM »
And there you have it. Reserved for what you really need and who really appreciates you. Good job.

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Re: Extended Trip
« Reply #19 on: July 23, 2022, 05:42:00 AM »
I?m late to congratulate you on your interviews, but YAY Benton!!

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Re: Extended Trip
« Reply #20 on: July 25, 2022, 04:58:27 PM »
Thank you, Dana!  And thank you, SA and Dean! 

Well, I have some exciting news.  I received multiple offers and have accepted one for an amazing job at an amazing institution, a much better job and a much better school than here in town.  I'm super excited.
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Re: Extended Trip
« Reply #21 on: July 25, 2022, 05:17:49 PM »
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That's great news. 

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Re: Extended Trip
« Reply #22 on: July 25, 2022, 05:29:13 PM »
Fantastic :thumbup: I?m really pleased for you.
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Re: Extended Trip
« Reply #23 on: July 25, 2022, 10:51:21 PM »
Congrats!
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Re: Extended Trip
« Reply #24 on: July 30, 2022, 04:32:35 PM »
Way to go Benton! So happy for you! Congratulations my man!
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« Reply #25 on: August 11, 2022, 03:38:02 PM »
Howdy folks, thank y'all so much for all the congratulations and kind words!  Thank y'all for all of your encouragement and good cheer through this difficult time!

I just wanted to let y'all know that I'm moving up to Indiana for my new job tomorrow, and things have been a bit chaotic trying to get everything ready for the move and will likely continue being rather chaotic as I rush to get ready for the semester.  I'm still around, and things are going great, but I'll likely be a bit busy and absent for a while.  Nonetheless, I'm not really going anywhere, and I'll get back to FF stuff as soon as life calms down.
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« Reply #26 on: August 11, 2022, 04:33:54 PM »
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Good Luck with the move.

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Re: Extended Trip
« Reply #27 on: August 13, 2022, 09:45:37 AM »
Good to hear the final destination is in view, I had no doubts. A move is part of where I've been off to as well, this market is just nuts right now.

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Re: Extended Trip
« Reply #28 on: August 16, 2022, 11:30:57 PM »
Take your time Benton. We'll be waiting for your return. Good thoughts and prayers on your way to a bright future!
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« Reply #29 on: September 06, 2022, 07:52:47 PM »
Yay BG!

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