Over the past 12 years, I’ve served in a variety of roles on the Granger staff—part-time, full-time, technical, creative, communications, leadership, special teams—and I have loved every minute of it. It’s been an honor to work beside incredible people on innovative projects through every season to help remove barriers and show people they matter to God. My faith has grown, my skills have sharpened, my rough edges have softened and my brain has been stretched! I am in a new season of life and will be stepping away from my position next month to pass the baton to a new team of artists and leaders. They’ve got the integrity, heart, talent and dedication for the next run. I trust them. I support them.
If I were you, my first question would be WHY? There is a why behind the what. It’s simple. My life has changed a lot in the past 9 months.
- My family has grown. I’m spending more and more time in the MKE to help my daughter as a new mom and my new grandson as a human on earth . I love being there. I want to be there more.
- Mark has a new job with The Unstuck Group. He loves it! I love it! But, it definitely changes the dynamics at Meyertown HQ because for the first time in our marriage—he’s racking up some travel miles. Mark’s always had my back; filling the gaps so I can keep doing what I love. And, now, I’ve got his back. Mark’s my main man. We make a good team. I don’t want to drop the ball here.
- The little Meyer’s at home aren’t so little anymore. Emmi is in 10th grade thinking about life after high school and Easton getting ready for high school—my role is changing as they grow into adults. I’m determined to up my game with these cool cats while I have the privilege of having them at home. They’re counting on me less and less for hands on help and more and more for my emotional agility and calendar availability.
As I looked at the energy and focus this new season of life brings, I realized something had to give. There’s no way to add these new things to my plate without making room.
So, after a little audit with God, I acknowledged that more effort would not bring a different result. My current season of life is not compatible with a full-time office role. [Darn it.] I thought I could do it all. [Of course, I want to do it all.]
The selfish play (in the land of denial) would be to force a place for myself on this team so I wouldn’t have to let go. (Don’t think I wasn’t tempted.) The right move is to face the reality of the whole picture; it’s my next legacy play. God’s made it really clear to me. The time is now to take a time out; to orient myself to this season of life and family. After I find the beat to this new rhythm, I will explore part-time work in the future. But, that is not my priority or focus; I’m leaning into my new responsibilities at home (and Milwaukee) first and now.
Granger Community Church is still my church home. And, while I may be moving off the paid Granger staff, I’m still on the team. My family and I will continue attending, serving and giving here. This is our family. I’m grateful for the past and excited for the future-I’ll just be in a different seat on the bus. Let’s roll!