This moment is so bittersweet. I’ve come to the end of my sabbatical! *sings “The Struggle is Over” by Jonathan Nelson* On Monday, I’ll be starting a full-time job at a leading nonprofit organization in Baltimore City. So many thoughts and feelings come to mind, but at the core of me, I’m abundantly grateful. Grateful to have given myself the gift of time, something that … Continue reading The Sabbatical is Over!
I am now 5 months into this sabbatical from full-time work. I didn’t think I would be “out of commission” for this long, but I’m actually grateful for the pace. I’m gaining more and more confidence in my journey, in my story and in God’s divine providence. His timing is perfect and His ways are excellent. As I’m starting to take more and more steps … Continue reading Trusting Your Timing
This was originally published on LinkedIn over 2 years ago. I thought it was worth revisiting. I really could stand to utilize the advice my younger self dished out! Enjoy the read. — This one is for my recent grads. Let’s face it: a lot of us are not in the “dream job” that we were visualizing when we were in college. Some of us … Continue reading Stop Letting Your Work Define Your Worth
This post was originally published on http://www.JessicaSmithMedia.com when I was still working at my previous job, but these are key principles since most of my readers are working full time. Enjoy the read! — The more I gain influence in various spheres, the more responsibilities I have and the busier I become. As such, it has become increasingly important for me to find a healthy … Continue reading How to Establish a Healthy Work/Life Balance
In a couple of weeks, I won’t have my big girl job anymore. No, I didn’t get fired. I resigned. Life was coming at me a little too fast and I needed to slow down. So much of my writing portfolio is about my public face. Well, this is my chance to get real with you all. I want to let you into some of … Continue reading Stepping out the Boat