It’s funny. I was unemployed for over six months between my time in Boston and the time that I found this job. (I worked in my friend’s salon, but that didn’t work out so well for me…haha). During my unemployed season, I spent a lot of time at home. I blogged five times a day about birds chirping and the rustle of autumnal leaves. I spent a lot of time spinning my wheels. I didn’t really accomplish too much, but I completely fantasized about what life would be like when I finally had a job.
Fast forward seven months. I have a job that I love (on most days.) I was enrolled full time in seminary–but I had to drop down to part time. Though I am working well over 40 hours on the average week, I am happier than I’ve been in a long time.
My job. I’ve had my ups and downs…but I can see God’s hand in it all. This job that God is preparing for me is apostolic. I will learn how to set up a network of training programs, tailored to the market, all with the same goal. I am going to work on learning Korean. I am certainly learning Korean customs and idiosyncrasies.
The downside is that my church life is suffering. There are Sundays that I cannot make it to church…that I do not want to go to church. But, outside the walls of the church, I am developing what I believe will prove to be lifelong friendships…people who challenge me to be more of who God created me to be and less of what the church expects me to be.