Finally, there is some movement. I’ve been feeling stuck for so long…and now, it looks like things are starting to happen! In fact, in the past couple of week, things have started moving so quickly that I feel like it’s all a blur!
First of all, I was finally able to secure a new job! I will be working for Dignity Memorial, which is the largest network of funeral, cremation, and cemetery service providers in North America. I will be a Pre-arranged Funeral Counselor, which basically means I will be in sales. I will be meeting with people, helping them plan their future needs, and selling them funeral services. It is a job that takes a person who has experience dealing with delicate situations but who can also sell a product. It isn’t necessarily the type of job that I set out for but it has fallen into my lap and it will provide the opportunity for things to get moving in my life. And the nice benefit is that I have the potential to make more money than I have ever made before! Before I am able to start the job, I have to take some online courses, get licensed, and go through the company training program. So I won’t be in a position to make a living at it until January.
Because this was all happening, I ended up resigning from my church job last week. I was planning on staying on staff through the end of the year but the senior pastor likes to move people on quickly. So two days ago, I found out that my last day will be November 30! Talk about quick!!! I’m being paid through the beginning of January…just not working after the end of November. Honestly, this doesn’t bother me at all as I’ll be able to focus on getting everything in order for the new job. It just means that things are moving very quickly this week and next as I am telling people in the church that I am leaving and getting things ready to transition. It is a very bittersweet process because I am very relationally connected with many people at the church and on the church staff. I will miss seeing everyone regularly. But as I have been telling people, I’m not moving…I’m still around…so we can continue to get together.
At least that is my plan now. We’ll see what happens with some of those relationships once I finally “come out”!
Other things are going on. I’ll be posting more regularly now!