Monday, April 3, 2006

Slow to Anger

I have been feeling perplexed now that I've resigned from my job. With a little under two weeks before my time at Gettysburg ends (barring a transfer or re-hiring in another position) I really do not know what I want to do professionally if I cannot work in higher education administration.

I very much want a job that is available in our career development office at Gettysburg and it would make perfect use of my talents, but should that offer go to someone more deserving, what then?

Do I return to event planning? Do I look for a fundraising job elsewhere? I'm just not sure how things will unfold, really, and that's the source of my frustration.

I'm not depressed about the future, or even upset if I don't get this position in career development, but I will be at a bit of a loss as to what I should then reach toward.

Anybody have any ideas, or know of any job openings in the south-central/northern Maryland area? :).

I am happy, however, that I've not become angry during any of this process. I am very much at peace with the proposition of leaving my current job. That is a victory for me, given my struggles this past year and a half. I'm buoyed by a passage I recently read in Proverbs, 20: 11:

It is good sense in a man to be slow to anger, and it is his glory to overlook an offense

Whether professionally in my recent decisions, or the last six months with my family turmoil, I am happy to have withheld harsh words and instead turned the other cheek in love and faith.

That, more than any job, is worth all this change.


Tag: Faith, Christian, Bible