Ok, so maybe it is not the moment that you have been waiting for but it is certainly the moment that I have been waiting for. I accepted a job as an Area Coordinator at Smith College, starting on July 1. Many of you know this as supported by the nearly 200 likes on my facebook announcement (that is amazing by the way). And though knowing where I am going to working does not mean I have it all figured out or even 100% assurance that I will be happy, it does lift a huge weight off of my shoulders and allows me to breathe in deep and more importantly exhale very deeply. One of the biggest stressors these past almost 10 months has been whether or not I would be able to sustain myself financially in the near future. Because I have figured out how to sustain myself in so many other ways, but that was the missing piece, the financial assurance. That piece of the puzzle has now been filled and now I know that I will have a regular income. Since that piece has been taken care of, what I can now be excited about is that I get that security in a job I cannot wait to start, at a College I am honored to be working at, in a department where I know and respect my new colleagues.
I have written about how I am ready to be transitioned yet I also know that this is a huge transition. I have been living a very interesting life the past almost 10 months and the acceptance of this job further affirms my commitment to my community and my commitment to myself. Someone asked if I will continue this blog once I found a full time job and the answer to that is ABSOLUTELY!!! The tagline of this blog is "Follow my journey of support and freedom in a time of unknown possibilities. Stories, quotes and music that motivate and inspire." There will always be unknown possibilities and I will continue to have stories to share and lessons that I learn.
There is a reason I chose to call this blog "It Takes a Village to Raise a Stacey." If it was not for this village I would not have been able to get through this time. I have also said that I believe that what I put out into the universe will come back to me. And here is what I know. I know that those of you in my village have put out some really good energy on my behalf. I know that I got this job on my own merits, and I know I worked really hard to get to where I am right now. I also know that the love and support I have received from all of you has made this all possible, I know that I could not have done this on my own. I know one more thing, I know that it is time for me to celebrate...and you should too!!!