Oh my God, y'all, was that a bad week, or what? I mean, SERIOUSLY. The market - criminy! I've stopped watching. Which is fine, since I have so many other things to hold my attention, like my kindergartner getting In School Suspension, brilliant and passionate girl friends losing their corporate jobs, and my friend the New Christine had surgery on her foot, because that's what every mom with two active kids and husband who owns his own business needs is to be OFF HER FEET and ON PAIN MEDS for a week, right before Thanksgiving. AND THEN my other friend The Old Christine's kitten died, and they have no idea why he even got sick. I mean, they're KILLING KITTENZ OMG. Enough. Uncle. Whatever we have to say, just please, make it stop. (Seriously though, send her some comment love. And maybe throw a cocktail at her on Facebook if you know her. She could use it.)
On the upside, hey, gas got a whole lot cheaper. So there's that.
Also, I have a new full time JOB. And I'm very excited.
So, I am going to be the Interim Youth Director at my church. Interim because they still need to keep searching for more of a Youth Pastor, rather than director, and I don't exactly have that training. I do have some rather decent organizational and planning skillz, Yo, and right now they need that worse than they need spiritual guidance. And, I just happened to be needing a job with flexible hours in a family friendly environment. Problem solved! Everybody wins!
I start next Sunday, officially. In the meantime, I've been cleaning up my new office (read, purging and recycling entire boxes of old fund-raising materials, for example...) and generally getting ready to jump in feet first to work with some really neat kids and some really committed parents who are getting a tad overwhelmed with their volunteer jobs. A feeling I am quite in touch with. Now I get to get paid, for what was a volunteer job, (of a slightly different variation) and I am stoked.
I haven't yet worked out a lot of the details of what this means for me long term. First, it means that my dream of building a consulting practice focused on organizational management and human resources for small advertising agencies is going to be put on hold. But that's okay, actually, because right now with the economy where it is, I don't need to be spending 4-6 months trying to get profitable building a new business for myself. This allows me to switch gears, still do something I'm passionate about, but be able to say I'll go back to building a consultancy later.
And if it sounds like I'm still trying to convince myself of all that, I'm not. But I did need an outlet to put it into words and sentences, so thanks for being my audience.
I'm still obviously going to be blogging daily over at The Being Savvy Kansas City blog, and I'm still going to be blogging here, too - I'm not giving up on my internet social media interactions (although if you checked my Google Reader right now you would totally call me a lying bitch because Oh Hai, I have 102 unread blog posts. Damn Nablopomo people). Although I may have to change the overall tone of voice here - You know, things like "lying bitch" the F bombs and such are maaaybe not aok for someone with a job in a church. But I'm still a working mom with two rambunctious and a giant mischievous poodle, so life ain't exactly changed all that much, has it?