Saturday, August 18, 2012

Patience Pulls Through

My Dear Readers,

I first want to apologize for the unannounced hiatus over the last few days.  I know I was posting pretty regularly there for awhile, and I plan to start back up again, but I had some transitions to deal with and I needed to step back for a short time. 

As you know, our production of "Into the Woods" at South Bend Civic is finally over.  It was a great success, and we had a wonderful theatre experience with a few old friends, and a great deal of new ones.  It was an experience that we will remember forever, and think of often and fondly. 

In the midst of tying up the loose theatre ends, I received a letter from my editor from Family Magazine, a publication for which I've been writing the last two years.  She was stepping down, as she'd been out of town for a little over a year and working from home.  Very long story short, it is now two weeks later and I have been hired into her position.  It was a completely unexpected whirlwind, and this past week was my first week -- Steve and I had already planned to take a 'staycation' week from work, so we were scheduled for a few days off, and I was asked to start right away.  I will still be at the coffee shop for six more days, spread out over the course of the next four weeks to help facilitate the baking, ordering, etc., but for all intents and purposes,

I am the new Editor for Family Magazine!

This is a dream job for me, and a door that God opened for a reason.  I graduated thirteen years ago from college and, since, have not had an opportunity arise in my milieu for any sort of career.  I taught for a short time, but it was not for me.  This is the realm where I thrive, and to be able to jump right in and start is nothing short of fantastic.  It's part time for now, but it affords me the ability to no longer have to clean houses which I have done for seventeen years to help make ends meet.  I know this was not luck.  I know this was the product of patience and prayers, and God is, as always, Good.

On a side note, it's a little-known fact (and somewhat of a chuckle) that anyone who leaves the coffee shop gets pregnant, so perhaps all my fertility needed was a change of daily scenery?  Haha!

I want to thank you all for your outpouring of congratulations, prayers, and well-wishes on Facebook.  It's meant so much to me that you're all following my Journey, and that I can be a part of yours.

With Love,
Stephanie Jean


  1. BIG FAT CONTRATULATIONS! that's so awesome, Steph! I'll miss seeing you at the Grind, I like having someone who knows what my "usual" is. Your perseverance has obviously paid off, and you are an inspiration!

    1. Thank you so much, Jeannine! Steve will still be there, so I'll make him savvy to your needs :) Thanks for your encouragement and support, now and always. You'll still be in my prayers!

  2. AND THERE YOU HAVE IT!!!!!!!! :)


    1. There aren't enough smileys in the world :)