Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Long Overdue "Letter"

I haven't written a personal update in a long time. I know some of you are wondering if I have dropped off the face of the Earth. If I did, I wonder how that would feel???

As many of you know, I was hired as the newest publicist for Glass Road Public Relations. I went for training a couple of weeks ago, and it was INTENSE. I love it! (That's a GOOD kind of intense!) I'm working with 14 books, obtaining media coverage of all sorts. Also am learning how to coordinate blog tours and do e-blasts. The authors are a joy and the publishing houses are very helpful.

I went to train one-on-one with Rebeca, the president and founder of the firm. She started GRPR for many reasons, but one was to be home with her child. Well, then her husband Charlie was also able to get into the business with her, and he serves as V.P. So, it is a real family affair. Russ went with me for the week, and we were both welcomed with open arms. We hugged the first night we met, and felt like instant friends.

Now we're back in Burlington. Our house was placed on the market at the first of the year, and not quite a month ago, we were offered a contract on it. The inspection went great, and we have no reason to think the appraisal will "flunk" so it looks like we will be closing on the house and moving around the week before Easter.

For now we are moving back to the staff housing behind our church facilities. It is a very nice 3 bedroom duplex with large Master bedroom (laundry off the bedroom) and formal dining room (or extra living space). We will be quite content there until we find our next home. The only thing that will make it more comfortable is if we put a little bit of fencing in the back so that Jazzy can go out on her own and we don't have to leash walk her every time she has to take care of business. (Although, mandatory walks 4 times a day might be good for us!)

Life is hectic with my new job and our impending move. But I don't know anyone who has a life without chaos anymore. I sure do miss the old days when life was all about a game of hide-and-seek or chasing the fireflies at night. I don't think I even really knew the definition of stress back then!

But God has a way of showing me His purpose in all of this. Even today I was able to cross paths with someone who was hurting and because of where God had me in life I was able to reach out to them. And others have been able to reach out to me too. Christianity is a mutuality of commonality. How's that for a tongue twister?!

I'll try to give you some neat snippets of life at the Willis' as I have time to post (or MAKE time to post). I've worked hard to stay connected to those of you I love and care for, and because of that CONNECTEDNESS, I commit to staying in touch! I want to hear from you too.

Have a great week!

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