Well, hello, Today. You're the first Monday of Joe not rushing off to join the morning dash on Route 78 East with the rest of the commuters. This is the first official work day after Joe getting laid-off on Friday. The sympathy of well wishes have come in from Facebook, text messages, email and with prayer at church. It's nice to know everyone is concerned.
You guys know I have something to say about all this attention, right?
Here is a list of what I've noticed so far in these few days since the lay-off:
1. People assume we are afraid.
Joe and I find this amusing because we have never been worriers.
2. People assume Joe wants another corporate job.
We would’ve wanted the same not too long ago, but now we have more of an adventurous spirit when it comes to making money and in how we want to live.
3. Joe is energized to pursue his dreams full-time
This seems like the perfect time for Joe to put more time and energy into his businesses. His micro-roasting coffee website that has slowly been gaining a loyal following is one such venture. Developing apps is another. He’s talking about doing consulting work from home too. So we will see what will happen – maybe something completely different.
It’s all still new to us, this being on our own with no regular 9 to 5 job. There are no bills due and our pantry is full. We are not feeling the belt tightening yet. That will come. I’m sure it will get very snug too.
However the idea of being more dependent on God for our needs and wants is desirous to me. I feel like we are sailing into uncharted waters in our marriage and family life. Our faith has to grow – I can sense it already growing. I want my kids to see their father and I more dependent on Him, not with a trust in corporate America.
In the past, we’ve watched others get laid-off. We wondered if it would ever be us. Each time it passed us by, we breathed a sigh of relief. Yet in the next breath, we longed for a chance for a life change.
We wanted something new. Now we have it.
Time to put our Big Faith pants on. Put the faith in God in to action. Put up or shut up, eh?
Right now, Joe is keeping busy with the sorts of things he would normally do on a weekend. He’s working on his resume too.
Lots of firewood was chopped today, this first Monday.