Today I don’t have a crazy story or an ounce of self-pity. Yes, I’m still sitting here in my sweats, but some major things have changed in the last week.
Today I don’t only have one job, I have two.
God’s provision and love is amazing me and leaving me speechless.
After months of rejection and applying for any and every job, from getting turned down by a plumber to be his assistant and never getting calls back from jobs I believed I would have been a perfect fit for, today is a reminder that God always has our best interest in mind.
After a few rare connections, unexpected phone calls and a crazy turn of events, I have decided to start my own Content & Engagement business.
One company I will be working for is SimpleMarriage.net (take a second to check this site out). I reached out to Dr. Corey Allan a few weeks ago to see if I could possibly write for him, and it evolved into so much more. I am now his engagement specialist and will be helping him grow awareness of his business, assisting him in reaching a younger audience and writing from a young married’s perspective. There aren’t words to describe how excited I am about this partnership. Dr. Corey has a vision to enhance and save marriages around the world, and I am honored to be a part of this journey with him.
The second organization I have a contract with is one I truly wasn’t expecting. A month ago I thought I was walking away from Focus on the Family, but little did I know another opportunity was right around the corner. This week Focus offered me a temporary contract to help them launch a new program. I accepted without hesitation and am beyond excited and humbled. This time around I will be writing and doing what I love.
I can tell you this isn’t what I expected, but it is so much more than I could have dreamed. Both contracts will allow me to use my writing creativity and my heart for marriage. The contracts may not last forever, but I know each experience will grow me and prepare me for what is ahead.
God knows my heart and He is the one who put those deep passions there—passion for marriage and family. When I left Focus I thought I had missed something, but that experience was just the beginning.
Thank you all for walking through these last few months with me and for your words of encouragement. I have learned so much about in these months of uncertainty, and will be sure to share that in later blogs.
I have to bring this all back to the words God put on my heart months ago… that He WOULD provide, and that He does not have plan “B”s for those who mess up or feel they are abandoning their calling– He only has more plan “A”s.
He is so, so good my friends.