Several years ago I took a voluntary layoff and decided for all intents and purposes to retire. This was only possible thanks to my loving wife, Bonnie, having a job providing us a living and insurance.
I’ve certainly enjoy this period of retirement but it’s about time I did something where I feel I’m contributing to the world as a whole again. I don’t know if you believe things often happen for a purpose or not, but I do.
There’s many examples where I’ve found opportunities presented to me just when they were needed — perhaps many people experience this. Bonnie and I kid each other about the purpose of events in our life, except we’ve come to jokingly call this purpose the “Porpoise.” When something happens at just the right moment we’ll look at each other and say: “It’s the all knowing Porpoise at work.” Yeah, you have to be there — back to my story.
A couple of weeks ago, thought non-related conversations, I became aware of a local non-profit organization looking for an I.T. Manager to maintain and enhance their technology resources/capabilities. I’ve since met with them on a couple of occasions and have visited and seen the services they provide including local crisis assistance, overnight shelter, soup kitchen, temporary housing and life coaching for those who find themselves in need.
So next Monday, I’ll begin a new job, a new season. I think it’s the right choice for me at this moment in my life. I’ll write more with details soon.