A Little DC Grid Metaphor to Help with Work Study

Navigating the Grid Pattern of Website Development.”

I had fun writing this for my company’s blog this week. Not only did I learn things I didn’t know about D.C. streets, but I feel like I have an even better understanding of the city I now call home. I’m ready for more exploring!


Blessings Come in All Shapes & Sizes

I’ve been meaning to post this for a week now, but I’ve been so busy with work – which just happens to be the topic of this post. You see, I work for a company that I whole heartedly believe in and I absolutely love the people I work with. So you can imagine how excited I was to hear that

I get to keep my job when I move to DC!

Sure, my job sometimes requires long hours because we’re always trying to do the impossible and to set new standards within our industry. But when the going gets tough I try to remember how much I have to be grateful for in regards to my job and how truly blessed I am to have this job. It’s a blessing; even when the demands of the job don’t always come in the “blessing shaped boxes” I selfishly expect gifts to come in.

Here’s a cool fact:

I just celebrated my 5th year anniversary with this company.

I enjoy being creative and I get paid for it!  BUT I couldn’t have imagined (even if i tried) how the Lord would decide to use my time here as He has thus far, or how He would choose to use me and grow me in Him as I filled varying positions over the years.

God used the generosity and gamble of one man to change the course of my life. That man just happens to be the owner and CEO of the company I still work for today. His name is Rustin, but everyone knows him as Roo because that’s the kind of guy he is – obsessed with nicknames and breaking down barriers that are caused by stiff “professional” yellow tape. He brakes the mold of any CEO that I’ve heard of and continues to press the boundaries in a good way.

I could ramble on for paragraphs about how God has used Roo to abundantly bless me over the last five years, but then this post would be abnormally long – even for a talker like myself.  So I’ll just keep it simple:

Roo took a BIG chance on me when he hired me and I am SO HAPPY he did.

38061_415272151711_7511127_nPlainly spoken, I genuinely love this guy like a brother and I’ve learned a great deal from him. I wouldn’t be the project manager I am today without his investment in me as a professional mentor and as someone I am proud to call “brother” and friend :).

I’m not always in tune with the blessings of my life in the moment, but I desperately want to be a woman who acknowledges blessings in all shapes and sizes. So that’s what I am expressing in this post. I wanted to express how amazing God is for writing this story in my life exactly how He sees fit and for doing it as He has thus far. I also wanted to express how thankful I am for people like Roo – he is a blessing in my life. Lastly, I wanted to express how thankful I am to have a job that I enjoy a great deal and that challenges me to rise to the occasion of unlikely shaped blessings.

It’s a wonderful thing to be a part of something so divinely strategic.

With that being said, it’s time for some much needed rest before another day and week full of breaking records. This week will be full of necessary hard work, laughs, pep, tears (just being real here) and little sleep; but all of that will be a blessing from the Lord and will pave the way for great things to come.

Stay tuned for part two of my career journey and transition with my move to DC.