Friday, September 12, 2008

Full Circle

Right place, right time.

Sometimes? It's not such a good thing.

For fifteen years the right place, right time thread that became the fabric of my career has taken me down a marketing path and away from where my heart wanted to go all those years back.

But back then, the economics of being a journalist never sat well with me. I guess my passion wasn't authentic enough to overcome what I thought was a need to support a few material habits. Instead, I climbed straight to the summit of my own professional hell in golden handcuffs.

I escaped, but it wasn't without consequence.

The last few years I've found that when I can't save my own self, there are powers elsewhere that help me find my way. This time, I couldn't ignore opportunity when it came -- not knocking, but pounding -- on my door. I threw that door open with a great. big. happy. smile.

I have come back to where I could have been, should have been, wanted to be all those years ago. With a team who is unbelievably passionate, incredibly talented, and just a whole lot of fun to be around.

And? They love my hobby.

1 comment:

Kalyn said...

Hi Jennifer! My name is Kalyn Kepner and I haven't officially met you, but I've heard a lot about you from the girls at Paper Crafts. I interned there this summer and had the time of my life! I found your blog through Cath's and Susan's and thought I should say hello! I hope you're really enjoying your new job as EIC and I know that the team is really happy to have you there. Next time I'm in Utah, I'll be sure to meet you for real. :)