It's been almost a year since I last posted. SO much has changed in that year - an upheaval of everything in my life. And upheaval is a beautiful thing.
This time last year I was in a dark place. I was mourning the loss of a job I deeply loved, and loathing the one that I landed in on the rebound.
|It is well with my soul by littlebitseverything|
I was mourning the loss of all that had brought me passion and joy before - my art, my music, my home, my family - every corner of my life was under a shroud and life was gray. I couldn't even bring myself to worship God through song; I turned off the Christian stations and quit singing with my church praise team. Life was dark.
For a brief moment (actually, the first few months of 2013) I thought that pursuing my long-lost fantasy of opening a wedding venue might be my chance out of the hell I was living in. I thoroughly investigated the industry and any opportunity it may provide, but soon realized that this was not what God created me for.
|Dreamscape Oil Painting by BingArt|
Instead, I plunged myself back into the job market. I prayed that God would deliver me out of the rebound job and into one that would fulfill me and allow me to shine for Him.
And God answered that prayer. This week is my six month anniversary in my new (post-rebound) job, and I can once again say It is Well With My Soul.
Life's not all coming up roses and trouble-free. But I am doing work that I love, with people that I love to work with and for. And the organization that I work for is Christian! Well, Catholic - which is quite different from my Baptist/Non-Denominational roots... but ya'll, we still serve the same God, and proclaim the good news of the same Christ. And can I tell you how amazing it was on my first day on the job to have a campus-wide staff meeting OPENED WITH PRAYER!?! Hallelujah!
So where do I go from here? What will become of this little blog and my undying desire to create, share, write, and build a business from this world of web and art that I love so much?
|Rainbow of Colors by OraBirenbaumArt|
I don't know. But I do know that I've found my passion again. I've sloughed off that heavy, dark shroud that cloaked everything and weighed down my soul. There is once again light, and color, and joy - and I am soaking it in!