Yesterday I briefly spoke about how I’m adjusting to going into non profit work (You can read it here.). One of the things I said was, “so, this seems like the best option.” I just want to explore that for moment. There is clearly some hesitation in that statement. Maybe even some insecurity. Let’s be honest we’re all a little nervous to start something new. We all make mistakes, so a little hesitation is perfectly healthy and understandable. Yeah, I’m scared a lot. With a lot of paperwork and people and looking stupid and even more so causing stress to someone I respect and love. Being a leader comes with great responsibility. I knew that when I signed up for the job.
Now that we’ve gotten all the honesty out of the way, let’s talk. My first and last job was the same job within the nonprofit sector. I have worked at many other jobs. A donut shop, glorified babysitting for gamblers, a golf course, shoot I even worked at a summer camp simply for the experience. I have tested the waters and have gone to school and began my education. Once I gained more of an education, I was sure that nonprofit work was going to be in my future no matter what.
So when I say it seems like my best option, that was me understating that this is my dream job. And even with all the mess, with all the chaos and confusion, all the meetings (most of which I love), and all the uncertainty that comes with start up, this is what I’ve waited years to do. I want to be successful at it. I dream about being successful and I do the work. I’m going to keep going.