After working for my employer for almost six years, I resigned this past Friday. It was a difficult decision, and it was made with some sadness, but a greater sense of anticipation. I am deeply grateful for all I learned while working for them, and for the opportunity I was given by them fresh out of college. I worked with some wonderful people who taught me a lot. I will carry with me the lessons I learned for the rest of my career.
The exciting part is that I have decided to open my own business here in Tallahassee. I will remain in the same field, but will now be the owner and for a little while the VP, the operations manager, sales and marketing director etc. LOL. I am looking forward to this new challenge and to creating a successful firm. There are many hurdles ahead I am sure, but I am confident that with God's help and guidance they will be overcome. I really looking forward to putting my own mark on the philosphy and culture of my company, and creating a place that people love to work for and with.
It has been truly amazing how it has all played out over the past 6 months or so of prayer, counsel, planning and decision making. Many hurdles were faced already, and a few setbacks that dismayed and frustrated me as I faced them. However, each and every time the setbacks created a different avenue or open door that was better than before. Once again I am thankful to my heavenly Father for being so faithful and for guiding me. My youth pastor growing up used to say "God is always working behind the scenes", and that has been truly evident to me during this process. I learned a lot, most importantly patience. My faith has been strengthened as when it looked like all was lost and I would not be able to accomplish my goal, I put my faith in God and trusted Him. He was faithful to see me through and create the opportunities needed to step out and take the risk of starting my own company.