I am making a career change.
I turned in my notice at work a few weeks ago and agreed to stay on to launch the district’s new website, but come July I will no longer be with the school system, nor will I even be a Communications & Community Relations Coordinator.
After a lot of thought, prayer and worry – Josh and I decided that it would be the best for our family, my health and our life in general if I left the district and took advantage of an opportunity that God placed in our laps.
So, where am I going?
DuckRabbit Brewery, a local brewery that has been established for around 10 years and has beer in 7 states.
Not to be official taste-tester (how awesome would that be) or a brewer, but to re-organize their office, help the owner (who I knew in my previous life as a reporter) with filing, shipping, receiving, website stuff, payroll, and just about everything he needs done in the office. I also plan on finally going back to school to get my master’s online since my position hours will be 7a-3p. My alma mater, East Carolina University, has a great online grad program in English and Professional Communications and I plan on attempting to start the program in the Spring.
It’s going to be different.
I won’t have late night meetings or events and I won’t have to do the schmoozing and hob-knobbing that being a communications professional requires, but my new position will have its challenges as well. I will have to flex my math skills a little more and get used to working in an un-airconditioned space (since the office is part of the warehouse/brewery). I will however be wearing a more casual wardrobe in my new position (I forsee lots of monogrammed t-shirts and skinnies).
I am very excited about this new adventure and look forward to not being “on call” constantly and being tied to a cell phone/laptop on vacations, weekends and evenings. So, please be praying with me and my family as we start this next step.