Earlier this month, I was the Managing Editor at a well-known weekly called Portland Picks, an online publication with about 25,000 dedicated subscribers. I was also the Marketing & PR Coordinator for a local events firm. On the one hand, I was working the reins of an IT news source for in-the-know city girls. And on the other, I was pulling in a decent paycheck and fueling the fire to succeed and Be Great. They were good jobs. But that was then.
Today I accepted a full-time “job” with an outdoor youth ministry called YD Adventures. Praise God! I get to channel all my passions into one job – backpacking, rock climbing and whitewater rafting, plus writing, marketing and relational follow up – with teens, no less!
Had it been paid, it would have seemed a perfect, made-for-me position. But the job isn’t paid. Well, not really. I have the joy of support-raising my entire income. Ask me about it sometime. It’s quite a shift in thinking! The best part: I get to be a part of something I truly believe in. And in that, I feel great joy and peace.
Still, I remember thinking: Normal people don’t do this. But, to clarify, this wasn’t my doing. It wasn’t a product of my searching. Doors closed, new ones opened. My heart was changed. (That’s another blog, altogether!) I plan on sharing all the details, right here on these very pages. I would be honored if you stayed abreast of the journey.
In all truth, I can’t do this alone. Nor was I meant to. So far, I’ve been surrounded by a family of supporters who have uplifted and strengthened me, but I need YOUR love and prayers, too. I thank you, in advance. xo