So yeah, as some of you know, I’ve started the process via the NC ELCA Synod to receive an Associate in Ministry. I hope to specifically focus on Youth Ministry and Mission Development (that is, church community development).
This will probably take a few years, if they decide I have a calling and accept me. This is not a full-time career change since there’s really no way to even consider that (for now).
This last year has seen a lot of changes. My life, since leaving Red Hat, has taken a turn towards the more spiritual than anyone – let alone me – expected. But I feel wonderful about all of this. When you wake up in the morning, and look towards a hectic week not with dread, but with excitement since it’s full of the things you love to do…well, ’nuff said. The fact that those things are *NOT* related to tech is what surprises me. If anything my work is no longer my primary calling. I am no longer defined by my geektitude. And this, I think, is a good thing, since it’s allowed me to break free of MANY of the attitudes that were holding back my happiness.
And for once I know that every day when I do this is a day I’m making the world a better place.
at a time.
(Yes, I told Renee. Yes she’s OK with it. Maybe a bit shocked, but OK with it)