"We looked in the budget, and unfortunately, we can't afford you. Your position is going to be part time."
I heard those words just a few short months ago.
I didn't freak out. I reached out to my support system.
Three days later I landed a great contract for some freelance work.
Two months later I would hear, "We looked back in the budget, and unfortunately, this is not going to work."
I was let go, through no fault of my own.
I didn't freak out. Instead, I prayed.
I also reached out to my support system - again. This time, my community, my home town, responded in the most positive way. The universe heard me.
And I stood strong.
That's the biggest difference this go around. I had been here before. Except this time, I did not have a safety net of a husband. It's just me. I have stood tall, and done quite well for myself.
With that being said, I have some GREAT news. One of the jobs I interviewed for just came through today. I am now going to be the Executive Director for a local historical house museum! This is incredible news and I am thrilled beyond belief.
Not only is it a wonderful challenge for me personally, but professionally, it is the most logical next step in my journey. I've made a commitment to sit in this role for 24 months. I know I can do this, and I am prepared to really take this specific place to the next level. (I'll share specifics later!)
It's funny how intuitively, I knew to just stay calm. Sure, I got a little discouraged from time to time. I would often joke with my roomie about having to pack up and move home in a few months.. but that is not going to happen. The best part? I plan to continue to grow my consulting and freelance writing business. I'll continue to work hard with other organizations, and help all of us grow - for as long as I can.
October. Oh sweet, precious October. You always bring me the good stuff.
And as always, another door closed in my face, because something bigger and better was just around the corner waiting on me.
Life really is an amazing journey.