Just clicked “Submit” on my DTS and Southwestern apps.
I winced as my finger went down…
It’s all you now, God!
The New Year rolls around and most of us find ourselves making promises to improve our lives from the previous year...
God is going to do 2 things this year:
In the past year since quitting my full-time job to pursue this singer/songwriter & social-injustice-fighting-in-the-nonprofit-sector career, I think my life has lacked balance more than anything and more than ever before. I’ve never had such an unpredictable schedule working so many different “jobs”—most of which were self-assigned and required me to develop skills I never thought I’d ever use or need. Creating and maintaining real balance is now absolutely necessary if I am to continue into this next chapter in my fairy tale life.
God has been opening so many new doors for me lately—from releasing my first two singles to being featured by World Vision—and I’m walking through the latest one this Monday. I was not even actively looking for a full-time position, but was offered one of my dream jobs by a great team of people with whom I have been doing sporadic freelance work for the past 3 years. As I am approaching the end of the year-long commitment I initially made to pursuing my music/nonprofit career, I discussed the job offer with my parents, prayed & ultimately felt peace (and sheer uncontainable excitement) to take the job!
With a new full-time job on my plate, balance means downgrading my other commitments. This was a tough decision to make, as I suffer from some sort of Super Woman complex—always thinking I can handle everything, loving a packed schedule, and not allowing myself any time to breathe. But this complex gets easily and consistently overridden by my super-sensitivity to stress lol. So this time, my health and sanity win.
Although this may not be a big deal because I’m not sure most people knew of my initial commitment to release anti-slavery videos every 2 weeks (yes, how..ambitious), I will now release videos for my anti-human trafficking youtube series every month instead of every 2 weeks. Please don’t judge me lol. Yes, the whole 3 preceding paragraphs were more or less a preamble/caveat to this announcement..and a mini life update! Ha. Sorry it’s nothing more profound or exciting!