Have you ever looked back in time at a point in your life and thought, “Wow, it’s funny how it all came together!” Life is funny like that…full of moments that connect, allowing you to sit back and look at the bigger picture.
Last year on August 29, 2013, I wrote a post called What Are You Doing with the Dash?, which talked about life and are you making the best of it. Who would have thought that exactly one year later on August 29, 2014, it would be my last day at the job that I felt was holding me back.
I posted a status on Facebook a few months ago that I really wanted to work in media. Most people thought I was already in the field because of the work I do on my blog, but they were wrong. My full time job was at college, evaluating transcripts (but I am very grateful for my time there).
Late July, I applied to attend the school I worked at. I wanted to take a writing class in the Television Production department. I needed to take 3 classes to get into the intern class. My supervisor wouldn’t approve it, for her own reasons. After going to Human Resources, and having them tell me it was soley up to her – I asked her again. She said, “No. Not now.”, which was deferring me from my personal goals.
My emotions behind that situation is another blog post, but that day I applied for the position I have now. So, although I was hurt, mad and disappointed at the way it was handled at my old job. I am now very grateful, she denied me. It all worked together for my good.
Last month, I became the Digital Media Coordinator for BlackandMarriedWithKids.com !!
What is a Digital Media Coordinator? Basically, I am now the editor of the website. BMWK, publishes 5-7 articles a day and manages 30+ freelance writers. It’s my responsibility to make sure these articles are perfect before they are published. I make sure the titles are popping, images are correct, and that each article fits into the morals, vision and values of the BMWK Brand. It’s so much more to this position and what I am responsible for, but I am giving you the shortened version.
I can proudly say, my work on my blog for 4 years surely prepared me for this position. It was surely a step out on faith to leave my “cushy” job for new unchartered territory, but what should I have done? Stayed “cushy” forever? No. Life is about change and experiences. We make our own path and create our own trail. And it was my time to start something new. It was time to grow.
I also spoke this job into existence. My children thanked God daily for “Mommy’s new job” when I didn’t even have interviews on the calendar. I just kept speaking into the atmosphere what I wanted from my new position. I thanked God for it before it actually manifested on a daily basis. I prayed for what I wanted in a position and in my employers. I forgot to pray about distance, because it’s not close! But I did pray for schedule flexibly, so I know God is going to work that out. My hours are great too!
Since I’ve started, I have also been on 2 video shoots and learned valuable information that has helped me with my own site, in addition to business practices that will stay with me for years.
MY BOSSES ALSO TAKE ME TO LUNCH EVERY TUESDAY!!
Who is BMWK? The creators are Lamar & Ronnie Tyler. They are the top African American Relationship and Parenting Site on the internet. They have over 394,000 Facebook Fans, 22,000 Twitter followers & over 1.5 million page views a month. They have been featured in Essence Magazine, Parenting Magazine, Ebony Magazine, Sirius/XM, TV One, HLN, NPR, Atlanta Journal-Constitution and the Washington Post. They also create books, movies and next week they are launching the brand new Relationship Academy (for couples & singles).
Here’s something FREE for the Married Couples:
Ronnie and Lamar Tyler have created a Relationship Academy which launches on October 14th with separate classes for Married Couples and Singles. Until then, they are giving away three FREE videos for Married Couples on how you can transform your marriage. The free series will share, how the you can make a transformation from the marriage you have today to the marriage you’ve always wanted.