I wanted to share a personal update. Right before Christmas, I was offered and accepted a new job. The official title is Cyber Security Project Coordinator – a project management position! Woohoo! I graduated with my Bachelor’s in cyber security, but was certainly not looking for a project management job. It turns out many of my personal life experiences (even blogging) are the same skills needed for project management. BTW, the Cyber Security Director was intrigued by Spiritual Sounding Board blog and even read a bit of it! He gets systems of abuse, too, and in fact, today we had a discussion about cults and abusive systems.
I started on Monday and think it’s going to be a great fit for me. The people are great. It’s only 5 minutes from home. I work four 10-hour days which means I have 3-day weekends each week. This is the schedule I was hoping for!
I think having this job will be better for my mental health. I noticed I was dealing with compassion fatigue, and boy, is that ever real! You cannot invest emotionally into the lives of others without a cost. I think this job will be good because I won’t be spending hours and hours every day on abuse-related issues. I will have a healthier balance with my time.
What does that mean for the blog – will things change? Probably not too much. The primary difference as I can see it, is I probably won’t be online enough to read about and report on “breaking stories.” Oh well. No big deal. Someone else will do it.
Kathi and I will still be plugging away with blog posts about abuse in churches, harmful teachings,
terrible books book reviews, weird tweets, and personal stories.
Thanks for all your support to me over the years. Some of you remember when I just started school! Time sure flies! 🙂