Saturday, September 11, 2010

This Is It

So, after ten years at Compassion, this is it.

I always wondered what it would take for me to leave. See, in the beginning I hadn't planned on staying for more than two years. I thought I'd get my feet wet in the working world, get a couple years of work experience under my belt, and then move on to wherever it was that I would find my career. Compassion was just a stepping stone. Or so I thought ...

But God has this crazy way of directing our footsteps so that while the view forward is confusing and quite literally a blind walk of faith, the view looking backward makes perfect sense. As if everything has been planned out ahead of time.

It's true in my life. See if you can follow this. Following a seemingly random (but completely God-directed) series of events, I started off working as an assistant on Compassion's marketing team. After four years in the marketing department, I moved to the communications team and worked in PR and corporate communications. From there, I moved onto the advocacy team, doing a lot of creative and online communications. Then Compassion reorganized and I found myself working on the web team. (Along with a hot single guy named Chris.) At the exact time Chris and I started to contemplate a relationship (which was impossible as he was about to become my supervisor) I was recruited for a job on the field communications team. Seeing as I really wanted to date Chris, I promptly took the job. I did that for a couple years and again last fall Compassion reorganized and I was moved onto the CIV team where I reside today.

All that to say it's been one wild ride. God kept me here for more than three times as long as I originally thought and, good thing because I ended up meeting my husband. Coincidence? The position I took that allowed me to actually date him was the perfect combination of all my past positions and a great fit for me. All along I thought those job moves were random when in reality, they were moving me towards my husband and dream job.

Ten years. That means I've worked there for almost one third of my life! It's been a joy, Compassion. You've been so good to me. I will miss you.


Chuck Guth said...

Becky- I know you will be missed. You were one of the first Compassion people I ever met in 2007 in Honduras. I think it was people like you, Cathy, Tom that proved to me the integrity that Compassion had. You will be a great mother. Blessings..Chuck and Karen

Lea said...

Oh, but MOTHERHOOD. Now, there's a dream job! I'm glad I switched. :)

The Gyrovague said...

We were secretly hoping that you would stay. You are talented and we will miss you.

Christer said...

Definitely a cool story.

"But God has this crazy way of directing our footsteps so that while the view forward is confusing and quite literally a blind walk of faith, the view looking backward makes perfect sense."

I like that. I'm gunna have to remember it, especially when I can't see what the heck God's doing.

Anonymous said...

I can say, on behalf of those of us in the field, that we will really really REALLY miss you. If i ever get the chance to come to the springs, I so hope i will be able to see you. You are a joy to work with long distance, but i know there is no greater joy than to raise children after God's heart and if this choice is your calling, God will be with you every single step of the way and make it worth your while.

May he grant you favour and an embarrassing multitude of blessings forthwith. Love you!

The Days said...

What a great journey. I'm glad I got to share a few years of it with you as a cubie neighbor. :) Can't wait to hear more about your new adventures!

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Now you switched to a new job, and that is motherhood, I just love reading your postings, cant wait for more.