Hey friends, sorry the blogging has been a little inconsistent lately. But so many things have happened that in the next five days I want to share them with you as I get back in the swing of things. Will you indulge me and leave a comment before you leave. :-)
Director of Marketing
This May will mark my one year anniversary as the Director of Marketing for a golf course called Foxland Harbor. I’ve been shying away from writing this publicly because I was never really sure if this is where I was going to be. Was it going to be a short venture? A long venture or just a need to pay some bills? I wrestled with going back to work at first. I was a stay-at-home mom for 13 years and had no idea what it was going to look like once I’ve been back at work. All of our kids are in school, yet I felt as though who I was was changing.
But like so many of us know…what we want is not always what God wants. We want the comfortable; He wants the stretching. We want the routine; He wants our trust. When the reality of “God is for me and not against me” came is when I began to see what God was trying to show me. That in this moment I needed to trust Him.
I’ve been blessed with an amazing job. That truly for being a stay-at-home mom for 13 years I would have never imagined to be in the position I am in. Thanking God that He gave me the wisdom to stay current in the marketplace just in case I needed to go back to work. (I feel a blog post coming up soon about how and what was done to accomplish this) and be compensated more than what I could have imagined.
Things that I have sacrificed to do what I do:
- "Free" time (Hobbies? What are those?)
- Having an especially clean or well-decorated home.
- A lot of social outings and opportunities (morning bible studies, lunches with friends, etc.)
- Internet browsing or social media (I don’t do as much Facebook or Twitter because I am constantly going throughout the day and I hardly am having the time to read the blogs that I love reading for my own indulgence)
Things I have sacrificed at times, but have learned the hard way that I shouldn't:
- Quiet times with the Lord. When we think we don't have enough time, that's when we need to make time.
- Exercise. I can't tell you how much better and more energetic this makes me feel.
- Time with my kids. We have them for such a short time at home and the realization of this is moving closer and closer
- Time with my husband (another one that is never worth sacrificing!)