This journey is becoming more and more real! This past week I gave notice at my “day job” that I intend to work up until Labor Day (last day of September 3rd) and then depart on my bike shortly thereafter!
I’ve held this administrative/financial position, at a local family-owned retail store, for the past 18 years. That is how long it takes for an infant to grow into an adult. During this time, I feel I have matured as a person enough to be ready to leave that financially secure yet uninspiring nest, and spread my wings to do what really calls to my soul.
I feel euphoric about this!
And, I have now peeled back the next layer of this journey, revealing the new tasks ahead of me. I welcome your support, if it flows easefully and joyfully for anyone reading this:
1) I will need to recruit, hire, and train a successor for this in-person administrative job, based in Portland. Start date would probably be August 2nd. If you know of anyone who is a wizard with Excel and Quickbooks, who has exceptional attention to detail, who excels at (phone) customer service, and who has a problem-solving, can-do attitude, please feel free to put them in touch with me. We don’t yet have the job description or salary range finalized, but those will be coming soon.
2) I need to find a month-to-month renter for my first-floor, 600 sf, one-bedroom condo. It is located in a 25-unit 1949 building in the heart of SE Portland, with hardwood floors, hot water and wonderful radiator heat included in the rent, and onsite laundry. The interior walls were freshly painted last year. I would love to find someone who is quiet and responsible, with no children or pets, and ideally someone I can meet and talk to ahead of time. Rent will probably be in the range of $1650-$1700 per month, with most furniture provided, as well as probably linens and kitchen items. If you know of anyone who may be looking to move in around the start of September, let me know.
3) I am walking away from my steady income, which feels exhilarating but scary. I do not plan to return to that job. This trip will involve me offering what amounts to free life coaching to virtually everyone I meet, as well as probably others via Zoom around the nation and the world. (I’ve already had “magical meetings” with many of you, and many others, and I love it!) It feels important to me to decouple this work from a pay-for-service model, but this means I need to lean into magic and ask people who support my vision of following my own joy while living in service to others to support me financially. If it feels joyful for you to contribute in that way, at any level—or if you know anyone else who might—please see the footer below for how you can do that.
Thank you all again for your witnessing, support, enthusiasm, and faith in me. I feel so honored and exhilarated to be moving ahead with this huge dream!
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