I want the name for this post to truly match what I am feeling inside today; free.
Last Thursday I was officially laid off from Exodus. I said in regards to the announcement of closing Exodus, and it remains true, this isn’t bittersweet for me. It is sweet, no bitter at all.
For a few months now, we (Alan and I) have been talking about Speak. Love. I am an excited founding partner of that effort. We were hoping for a miraculous smooth transition from Exodus into that completely new effort. That said, currently, Speak. Love. isn’t ready for prime-time much less hiring staff so… that isn’t an employment option at the moment.
Now, I haven’t gotten much sleep lately, but what is keeping me up at night isn’t the threat of zero money . What has kept me up at night is the vision/desire that I have had to do online ministry through blogging and social media consulting. I am also having a lot of fun working on writing my book (a fun memoir that I hope will be helpful, probably a bit revealing , and encouraging). I have been blessed with incredible encouragement to pursue these efforts. I do believe the Lord has placed these projects on my heart for a long time, and there is no better time to pursue developing this than now.
This doesn’t mean I am not going to continue to help with Exodus and Speak. Love. I am *completely* on board with helping Exodus finish closing as well as helping whatever form the Speak. Love. project takes. Alan is one of my best friends. Has been for a loooonggg time. I love him as a brother, Leslie as a sister, and his family as if they were an extension of my own. Of course I am going to continue to help … just as a volunteer for now.
Later today, to share more about pursuing my passion, I will be posting about a few changes I will be making to this blog. I also have a *schedule* of postings I want to start doing throughout the week starting tomorrow. I am terribly excited! <– not hyping either… I am truly, terribly, excited .
Thank you for reading and being here. Much love to you.