My Big Life Change
Friends, I have been keeping a secret for over a month now. I had planned on sharing this last week, but when things happened with Colby’s dad, my announcement was put on hold. So it’s time to share my exciting and nerve-racking announcement…
I quit my job!
After almost 11 years at the same company, I turned in my notice. This was one of the hardest decisions I have ever had to make. Like really hard. But after seeking out part-time and realizing that would not be an option like I had hoped, I knew I had to quit. This might not be a big deal to most, but to me this is huge. All I have known since June 2006, just two weeks after graduating from college, is working in the corporate world at the same company. Monday-Friday, week after week. I have spent 1/3 of my life at this job and that is why it’s a big deal.
So you might be wondering where I will be working now as that question has come up a lot, but I am not. I am not going to work anywhere else, although I am still pursuing some part time opportunities. I am now officially pursuing my ministry full time, which includes Moms in the Making, my blog, my book and everything else that entails like planning my conference, speaking engagements and whatever else the Lord leads me to do.
My heart is to encourage those who are in the wait and I wasn’t able to do that to it’s fullest potential and work full time as well. For a very long time now I have been spread way too thin and have been way too stressed, feeling like I am barely surviving instead of thriving. I have put so much on the back-burner including Colby, taking care of the house, cooking and so much more. I hated to say goodbye to a good company, good boss, good co-workers and such a good position that I loved, especially after receiving the Hall of Fame award, but I knew I had to do so to stop living so full of stress as well as so I could dedicate my time where the Lord has led me.
This wasn’t and isn’t easy for me. It’s actually left me super uncomfortable, however I know that leaps of faith aren’t supposed to be comfortable or easy. Giving up my salary and a good job was hard and most people don’t understand why I would do so, but I know obedience is what is most important and God will take care of us just as he has done up to this point. I am excited and nervous for what the future holds for me and ultimately, I hope this leap of faith launches me into a season of motherhood.
Oh and my last day was the day we got the call about Colby’s dad, so it was a pretty rough start to how I thought retirement would go. But today is officially day 3! I am still catching up from being out of town, so I am not sure it has hit me yet, but here is to a major life change and all that God has in store for me and our family!
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