Friday, October 23, 2009

Hoping and Staying Optimistic

As many of my friends and relatives know, in mid-September Omniture (the company Travis works for) announced it was being acquired by Adobe. The employees found out the same day it was announced to the public, as that is how business deals have to be. I felt intense panic and anxiety. I wondered if when the deal was finalized and the acquisition complete what would happen. Would Travis still have a job he loves?

There have been many unknowns and not a whole lot of answers. Every little bit more we would hear, I was able to feel more hopeful that things would be okay. But the last few days have been less settling. The deal should be a done deal today. This means on Monday, every single Omniture employee here in the US will receive their fate. Will they be let go? Or will they get to stay on as an Adobe employee? The good news is that on Monday, we will have many more answers than we have to this point. But the weekend may seem incredibly long. Which would be weird, because normally the weekends speed by so fast.

Anyway, regardless of what the future holds I have to say the last 14 months have been awesome. Before Travis found out he got the job at Omniture, I used to say "I WILL NEVER LIVE IN UTAH". And then we got the call, he was hired and we had two weeks to pack up and move to a different state. TWO WEEKS. And it was stressful. And change takes time. There is always an adjustment period. And at first, I wasn't thrilled to be here, I wasn't thrilled with the traffic and the loneliness. But then...and I am not sure when it happened, but I fell in love with this area. And I love it here and I never want to leave. And I have felt so, so, so extremely blessed that "in this economy" my husband has not only had a job, but one he really loves. He has been able to support our family AND be happy doing it. I know this is rare for a lot of people. Jobs are sorta rare, so a good one that you can love? We have been lucky and so blessed. I can't say it enough.

I know the possibility of working for Adobe is really exciting to Travis. He WANTS to work for them. So do I (want him to work for them). I am trying my hardest to be optimistic. Come Monday I still want to be able to say we are so blessed. Not that we aren't in many other areas, I realize we are quite fortunate. But having a job to support your family is sort of a big deal. At least in my opinion. I think most everyone would agree with me :) So cross your fingers for us or pray for us! And we will be doing the same and hoping and praying for other Omniture employees, too!

Either way, a new adventure begins...soon.


Jodi said...

Oh my stressful! Good luck you guys. Hope all is secure come Monday! Let me know.

Latissa and Scott Graham said...

I am sure Travis is safe, but if he isn't, I know the Lord will open up another door for you guys. I have no doubt! And I will keep you guys in my prayers. Let me know how it goes!!