When I think about the last few years of my life, the word that comes to my mind is "HA!"
Yep, read it just like it sounds. HA! I just can't even process it. It's hilarious. The amount of change that I've experienced feels like a laugh bubble rising up in my belly, just waiting to burst of out my mouth. Wow. The good, the bad, the amazing. So much change! A few cheesy/cliche phrases that come to my mind are...
"If you want to hear God laugh tell him your plans."
"God works in mysterious ways"
"Let go and let God."
"Shoot for the moon... even if you miss, you'll land amongst the stars."
"May your hats fly as high as your dreams"
You're right, with those last two I'm just being silly, but you catch my drift. Along with the career changes, the loss, the marriage, the moves, and all the twists and turns I experienced also came my chance to start a new adventure.
One of my close friends in my small group works for a fitness franchise that is headquarterd here in CLT. While she was in New York on a trip with the CEO and CFO, they began discussing their need for a Social Media & Marketing Coordinator! Well, she name dropped and I was asked to come in for an interview. I wasn't even searching. It was as if it just fell into my lap! While I truly, honestly loved my job at Flywheel, I figured it would be smart to consider a career move that would beget a steady income and room for growth in the future. I went in, met the team, immediately loved the vibe and I guess they loved me back! They offered me the job, scheduling my start date exactly two weeks from my interview. It was a speedy turn around!
I began my journey with Burn on December 15th, 2016 and thus far it has been nothing short of amazing. It's exciting, tiring, refreshing, motivating, thought provoking and best of all it helps change peoples lives for the better. That is the one thing I want the most in any profession. I want to do something where I lay my head on the pillow at night and say "today I made a difference" - and I do that here. I really do. We do it together as a team!
I'm so thankful and so grateful that God saw this opportunity and thought of ME to fill it. I cannot wait to continue to work hard every day and push myself to learn, grow and improve. I know that this is going to be something that I will always look at through eyes of appreciation.
Cheers to happiness and fresh starts in 20-17!