Like many people who decide to start a blog, I recently found myself at a crossroads in life:
My desired field? Nonprofit Communications
Where? Not exactly a “nonprofit…” I work at an educational institution.
Now, in the past year and a half, I have learned a TON at this job; but every morning when I wake up, I want to create change; and instead, I’m marketing a school to prospective students and donors. Not. So. Fulfilling.
So it’s time to move on, right?
I was trying to wait until I had found another job, to be economically responsible and all that; unfortunately, I don’t think that’s how this one is going to play out. I’m tired. For a variety of reasons… Most of which are not necessary to get into right now. So, I think it’s come time to just take a leap… Put in my two weeks, find a job of the waitressing/dogsitting/copyediting variety (to pay the bills), and launch into a serious full-time search for my place in the nonprofit sector. For lack of a better phrase, I need to “light a fire under my ass.”
I read a blog yesterday which really helped to inspire me: “Creating a Movement from Your Purpose.” Well, Spark Blog, this blog is me beginning to map out what I want my journey to look like this year.