This and That

Doing what you love

Posted on: January 30, 2012

My hubby has been out of college and working for nine years. He has sold apartments and construction supplies, he was a purchaser for a home building company, and then he was a technical recruiter for five years. As you can see, he has worked in a lot of different industries but one thing was the same for each job: he hated every one of them. It was very frustrating for both of us. For years he just couldn’t find his groove, he didn’t know what he wanted to do, and so far he hadn’t stumbled  upon it. Then it happened, but not like we would have ever expected. Sometimes God sets us on a path years in advance, a path that seems like a curse but it’s actually a blessing. In order to make big changes God has to send us backwards in order for us to make the leap forward.

In 2008 he lost his job and became a stay-at-home dad. Probably the worst thing we could have thought could happen because a month earlier I had quit my job to be a stay-at-home mom. So now we had no income, a baby, and a huge mortgage. Hubby found and lost three jobs that year, but while he was at home he discovered something. In an effort to connect with more stay-at-home dads and get into a new hobby, he started blogging. He became so successful at it that he soon become one of the feature dad bloggers at OCFamily.com.

In 2009 he finally went back to work but he kept up the blogging and become more involved in the social media world. As time went on, discovered how much he loved social media and he realized he could do it as a full time job. But social media was still a new industry and full time jobs are hard to find, especially when you don’t have much experience and need to make enough money to support a family. For three  years he worked at gaining experience and connections until early 2011 when he was offered a full time job as a social media community manager.

The words joy and thrilled don’t even described how we felt when hubby could quit his currently job and start doing what he loved. It took about three years but he finally could make the move, and here is where I want to land with this post. Sometimes it takes time to figure out what you want to do and sometimes it takes even longer to move into that field, but with patience and determination you can do it. Hubby was patient through that whole three years, knowing if he tried to make the move too soon, before he could enough money, he would have put his family in a bad situation. He took responsibility for his family and his role as the main financial supporter and waited for the perfect time.

So I encourage you to find what you love to do for work and wait for the perfect time to make the move. Trust me, it will be worth the wait!

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1 Response to "Doing what you love"

I love that he persevered and God blessed you guys. Awesome. God took us to Timbuktu, but seems like J has found a good fit for him for now. Thanks for posting your story. Miss you guys!

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