I haven't done a Five Things post in a long time and I'm done with November's posts and it's Friday, so no time like the present! Today's is more like a progress report and review of the year, so it's a little more wordy than usual. I'm not keeping it quite as pithy for this one!
1. Work is going well. I strongly believe that the blessings of keeping my covenants and staying close to the Lord, regularly attending and serving in the temple, and being a full tithe payer are happening in my life. My nonprofit job is giving me many new opportunities, some of which take me way out of my comfort zone, but it's good for me because I'm developing and growing in professional ways that weren't available to me as a stay-at-home mom (which is still my number one career choice, by the way). In the past six weeks, I've had an informational phone call with a staffer from a U.S. senator's office, I put together and did a webinar (which was terrifying, but I did it), and I'm in the process of getting a meeting set up with the senior pastor of a major Washington, D.C. church who is interested in the Op-Ed Lab that I manage and how it works. I'm also very much enjoying both the editing part of my job and being more involved with legislation and government and civic engagement. Editing and government are the two fields I was most interested in going into after college, so it feels like a special gift from Heavenly Father that I got this particular job that combines the two so well. And it also involves my religion, which is most dear to me. How perfect is that!?
2. Another work note: I wasn't really actively looking for this, but it kind of fell into my lap with relatively little effort on my part. I was recently hired to be the Managing Editor of Cape Cod Moms, which is just getting started. I really like the woman who runs it and I think I'm going to learn a lot from her. This also combines my love of editing and organizing content with another longtime interest and love of mine--Cape Cod! The job is part-time and flexible and I can do it from home on my own time and hours. I truly feel so blessed by these wonderful opportunities for work that feel like they were handpicked for me.