The past week has been ridiculously busy and full of a variety of emotions.
Why? Well, I had my last day at my job as an engineer. I was there for nearly 8 years.
But really, engineering feels like all I’ve ever known. I decided to be an engineer way back when I was a sophomore in HIGH SCHOOL in order to plan my class schedule to prepare me for college. During my junior year, I took 2 math classes at the same time so that I could take AP Calculus my senior year and head into college with as much credit as possible. And once I was in college, I ate, slept, and breathed engineering.
It’s all I’ve ever known. It’s what I thought I was supposed to do.
But it always felt “against the grain.”
I was once given the analogy of being born right-handed, but having to use your left-hand instead. Technically, you can do it. You might even be able to do it well! But it will never truly feel comfortable…
I never really enjoyed engineering. I wasn’t exactly passionate about it. I just did it.
After losing Chaz, I struggled to just keep doing something that didn’t feel like it had meaning for me. So I started looking for something that did. Something that I wanted to do.
But I couldn’t find exactly what I was looking for. So, I finally decided to just create it!
So after a few months of planning and paperwork, I officially launched Star Thrower Virtual Services in January 2015. It’s a company focusing on social media management, email communication, freelance writing, and more!
It encompasses so much of what I love, especially helping others. It is all about making a difference for clients AND communities. I have it set up so that 5% of all proceeds go towards a charitable or non-profit organization of the client’s choice. That is the part I love the most!
I am so excited to be taking on this new venture. But I’m also sad to be saying good-bye to something that consumed so much of my life. It’s really a very surreal feeling…
But I just wanted to share what has been going one with me for the past week, and well before that too. That is why I’ve only been able to get out the Make a Difference Monday Link-up posts each week! But I plan to get more going on this blog now too!
So with that being said, let’s get on to the link-up!