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New Job. New Life. New Crazy.


You guys. I think I’m losing my mind. I know it’s way too soon to complain about anything but I started my new job this week and I’m keeping all of my old freelance jobs going too. I think I just signed up for 60 days of crazy. Eeeeeeeeeek! But I have to do it.

I had been praying for something steady and dependable work-wise and this job just happened to fall in my lap. It’s a perfect job. It’s super part time and I’m designing high-end invitations, which is kind of what I do anyway. They have a showroom. I’ll actually get dressed up and go to work three days a week. I’m kind of excited about that part. And they do everything paperless with a super cool online interface. Which means HIGH LEARNING CURVE and I’m skeeered!

But I know I can do it. I have to do it. Well, at least for sixty days. Then I’ll reevaluate. So pray for me that I can juggle all these oranges in the air and I don’t drop them!


Also: Lacey, watch your inbox. I need your address so I can mail you your postcard! :)


  • nicole i

    You know the verse about God holding us in the palm of His hand…I think He holds freelance work, PT jobs, children, homes and all the other blessings (even the ones that are blessings much much later) in that same palm too. courage my friend, courage.

  • Beachmama

    You will be amazing!! The first week will be the hardest finding your new schedule, but then it will all fall into place. So happy to hear your prayers have been answered.

  • Auntie Keren

    I remember that feeling! Everytime I started a new job I would spin out of control into a freak-out of overwhelming doubt and insecurity, convinced I was a total fraud and that I would never be able to keep this a secret for long. The worst time was when I was hired to cook at Denny’s…and then given the kitchen for an entire shift, alone. I went into the walk-in freezer to hide! Once I got my crying over with, I went and got the job done. Did I tell you that I found out months later that I was hired as a joke-dare? The full time cooks each had a bet with the manager on how short my stay would be! …showed them.

  • Alma

    Congrats on your new adventure! Busy is good especially creatively busy :)
    Cant wait to see more of the crazy and your new creations .

  • kris

    I was embarking on something similar and was panicking and my wise(r) sister told me that if a job didn’t make me nervous at first, then it really wasn’t worth taking. It was true of that position and the worthwhile ones that have followed. Hope it’s the very same for you. (Also, YAY!)

  • Amy

    You can do this!!! You are probably going to find you love working out of home too. After 4 years home I am back to working in the real world and love it :) Making new friends, being out there and having to get out of my sweat pants has done me a world of good.

    I agree with Kris’ comment above. The best jobs are the ones that make you nervous! If I am not nervous I know I am doing something unchallenging and ho hum. ALL THE BEST!!!!

  • Julia

    so great! soon you will fall into a pattern and life will seem much easier to manage — you can do it!!!!

  • Jeanie

    Brenda, I am so glad that you see God’s hand in this opportunity. I hope it is a great fit for you and something you love. Congratulations!