I began a new job this week. I know, I know, you are probably thinking, "Again? How many different jobs has she had in the last 18 months?" And you should. I know I've probably seemed a little flaky--okay, a lot flaky. And I've really enjoyed every job I've had. I've had the opportunity to travel, to serve and to create. AND, I've gotten to meet and work with some absolutely amazing people.
But THIS job, this new job I started is one that is so much a part of me that its just naturally something I should be doing. Something that just "fits."
As of this past Monday, I work part-time for Lovepacs. Can you believe it? This little dream of mine I had over 6 years ago--that maybe one day we would be big enough to hire someone has come true!!! And I GET TO BE THE ONE TO DO IT!!!
I was scared to tell very many people until it actually happened--just in case they found someone better, but now, I want to yell it at the top of my lungs! Not only do I get to work for Lovepacs, I GET to coach and serve and encourage leaders. I GET to put processes in place to equip them to serve more kids in their community. I GET to work with people I love dearly. I GET to make a difference--one kid and one community leader at a time.
I will still keep my other part-time job at The Container Store, answering phones and designing closets--something else I've found that I really like. I'm not as good at it as I wish, but I'm making progress every day and I truly enjoy serving the person I'm talking to in the moment. Selfishly, I love that I have a tangible finish every day I'm there--that's not typically something I've experienced in most of the jobs I've chosen. A closet may not seem world-changing, but really listening to the customer and designing something that makes their life a little easier means they have more time to focus on other things. And I can pray that those things they choose to focus on will be world-changing.
As you may know, this year did not start out great for me. My dad was always proud of my work with Lovepacs and I've caught myself starting to call him a couple times in the last week to tell him about my new job. But, he already knows. And I like to to think that his smile is as big as mine has been this week.
So, please excuse all the giddy posts that will fill your facebook newsfeed. And if you're not familiar with Lovepacs, let me know and I'll be happy, happy, happy to fill you in on all that God has done and continues to do through amazing people in the communities all around us.
P.S. If you realize I really am dreaming, DON'T WAKE ME UP!!!
P.P.S. Just a few of the hundreds of pics I have from packing and delivery