July 12, 2005, 7:15 pm
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A day of big change . . .

Today was Michelle’s last day with her employer, and now gets the (un)fun task of job hunting. Meanwhile, I voluntarily resigned from my job today. Yep, I just up and quit. O.k., not really that clean and easy, but I did give notice.

For the past couple of months, I’ve been courted by my denom to consider becoming a collegiate ministry strategist for them at the University of Washington. It’s a really amazing opportunity that will demand lots of creativity, energy, and persistence. I’ll blog more about what’s involved as I get into the job and start getting to know people there. It’s something quite different than collegiate ministries than I’ve been exposed to.

The down side to being offered the position, is that they are asking me to put my doctorate studies at George Fox on hold for one year. I understand, and at least partially agree with it, enough that I’ve agreed to the stipulation. But I’m disappointed. I was beginning to get pretty geeked about starting in August. Oh well. This will give me the chance to do all the catch up work that George Fox was asking me to do before completing the doctorate. I actually have about one year worth of work to do anyway, and my new job will allow me to do that.

Meanwhile, I have to close my time at Seattle Mental Health, where I’ve worked for the past five months. It seems like longer – perhaps because of the intensity of it. I’ve gotten many years worth of experiences from working with the clients and clinicians there. I’m grateful for the time I’ve spent there and will definitely miss it. Saying goodbye to my clients will be tough.

More later on all these big moves. For now I want to be as supportive of Michelle as possible. It wasn’t long ago that I was in her position, so I know how much it sucks.


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