I did it. I hinted here. And I told you I'd explain later here.
After over 10 years of working for Thomas Nelson Live Events, I have resigned for a new direction. I'm following my own yellow brick road and am arm and arm with God on this one.
Michael Hyatt blogged about leaping and the net will appear. Over the years, I have witnessed friends do this and I admired and watched as God caught them. I have lept and God caught me. I didn't even get to scream after the jump - sometimes He's THAT quick - and I am TOTALLY okay with that.
10 years is a long time.
10 years, when you are only 32 is a very long time.
I grew my career and from the bottom of my heart respect the organization. The company is in the midst of revolutionizing how publishing in the digital age prevails as well as how we experience live events. It was an honor to serve as the Director of Digital Media and to be taken under the wing of many great leaders at Thomas Nelson.
Work Life Balance
God, Family, Work, Tech - okay kidding (kind of) about Tech. After having our first child 8 years ago, I made a commitment to keep our priorities in this order: God, family and then work.
Like many working mothers, work life balance is huge for me. With 4 kids, this season of my life requires flexibility. Working 50 hours a week in an office and then traveling does anything but prioritize God and family.
So I've decided life is going to be lived my way. I need to adhere to those priorities.
Quitting My Job With No Regrets
God has been telling me change is needed for a while. I am not the best listener at times. I really think He finally got through to me, several weeks ago when I randomly stumbled upon this old Elvis video.
Yes people, God can talk to you through Elvis You Tube videos.
Life is too short to not live it your way. And as long as God is your main priority in life - I honestly believe He will take care of the rest. No regrets.
A New Direction
I started blogging 8 years ago, after the birth of our daughter Z. Through the years, I have dabbled in various websites and blogs for fun and some profit in various niches. In 2009, I was planning my trip to SXSW and got an itch to blog about technology and raising kids with technology. Hence the birth of Digital Mom Blog.
The last several years, I've taken a passion to learning. My career in the corporate world allowed me to hone my social media skills and learn the blogging world. Professionally, I've seen major wins with acquiring fans and creating community. Now I will get to do this for my personal entities, so exciting!
Blogging has given me many opportunities that I never knew would exist. And the newest opportunity is leaving 10 years of a career for a new one. So my adventure begins as a professional blogger. While I have been professional blogging for a while now, changing from a corporate America career to a self employed career will be a change. I can't tell you how excited I am to make this happen.
I Now Know How She Does It