Tomorrow is my last day at my current job. The new job starts on Monday. I am so excited and ready to start, and I admit it has been hard to focus on my current job. The month that seemed so long a month ago has flown by and the 'last day' is finally here. I've finished up most of what I wanted to and trained my replacement as well as I think I could have. Ideally, the two of us would have been able to exist in a bubble for about 3 days and not get distracted by all of the daily happenings of a child care center, but obviously that didn't happen.
Starting Monday, I head down a new road that I didn't even see on the map a year ago. This time last year, I was planning to give a presentation that I thought would pull me back into the world of education and deaf/hard of hearing children. But on Monday, I will begin my job as Coordinator of Marriage and Family Life for the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston. And let me tell y'all, I am so. very. excited.
Is it a coincidence that I start during NFP Awareness Week, on the anniversary of Humanae Vitae? I think not.
Many in my 'real life' have asked 'what will you be doing?' An honest answer is that I'm not entirely sure. I know I will be overseeing the marriage preparation program for the state. But other than that, the path has not been set. The goal of the position is to strengthen marriages and families in the state of West Virginia. And while I don't have a degree in theology (though, I am praying about a Ph.D.), I do have experience working with lots of families, I have a degree in Child Development and Family Studies, and I have the training as an NFP Teacher. I have a passion for strengthening families and helping others.
Oh, and I will be in a perfect position to ensure that when you google NFP and West Virginia you get something useful.
I know that this job is huge. I know that I have much to learn. I am humbled and honored to have been selected as the best candidate. I pray for the guidance to provide what is needed to the families of West Virginia.