Posted By on Aug 10, 2011 in The Life I Live | 80 comments

Monday afternoon around 5 PM, I jumped. Monday afternoon around 5 PM, I took that giant leap of faith, or some might say insanity, that turns a comfortable existence right on its side. Monday afternoon around 5 PM, I accepted a job as Director of Community for Project 7.

If you are not familiar with Project 7, it is a cause-related company founded by “social-capitalist” Tyler Merrick that makes every day consumer goods, like bio-bottled water, gum, mints and coffee. And with every purchase of a Project 7 product, tangible good is done in 7 areas of need: Feed the Hungry, Heal the Sick, Hope for Peace, House the Homeless, Quench the Thirsty, Teach them Well and Save the Earth.

Gnarly, huh? {Yeah, I don’t imagine I will ever be able to pull off that word. I better stick with cool.}

Cool, huh?

And my job is even cooler. As Director of Community, I’ll be overseeing all strategic partnerships, relationships and sponsorships in faith-based channels. If someone could craft a position just for me, I believe this is it. It will allow me to utilize the various marketing, merchandising, and communications skills and the relationships that I have honed over the last decade at Thomas Nelson and Books-A-Million.

I know what you are thinking, none of this sounds so crazy.

Well, the kicker is that the job will be based in Southern California. I am still in the process of working out logistics of how to close up a home, and a life, in Nashville and begin anew in Orange County, CALIFORNIA, but imagine I’ll be west coast bound in early September.

So truth be known, I am feeling excited, scared, sad, and a tad bit overwhelmed. But most importantly, I feel a gentle peace about the decision. I know it is the right thing and I am ready to start this new adventure. I hope you will join me on this journey. And I am sure there a lot more to come {read: weepy posts} in the next few weeks as I begin to process this big change.

Appreciate you all!

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  • Chad Jarnagin

    The 615 is going to be less great w/o you. Congrats though!

    • Lindsey Nobles

      Awww. I am going to miss the 615. 

  • Anonymous

    So happy for you! It sounds perfectly tailor-made for you! :-)

  • emily freeman

    Wow! Congrats Lindsey! Fantastic news – that job sounds so perfect for you.

    • Lindsey Nobles

      Thanks Emily! It’s a little daunting but I’m excited. 

  • Jennie Allen

    It’s perfect! So happy for you girl! So it may be a little tougher to grab coffee?

    • Lindsey Nobles

      Maybe you can come visit? Or maybe I can see you at a Catalyst event? Or maybe Project 7 will take me to Austin? Or maybe you can come to Together for Adoption? Very hopeful that we can still make coffee happen. :)

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  • John Ireland

    CONGRATS, friend!! My wife’s hometown is in the same area – Monrovia, CA (in L.A. County). Perhaps our paths will cross during one of our visits…

    • Lindsey Nobles

      That would be wonderful.

  • Jeff Goins

    Wow! Sounds awesome. Excited for your big move. I’ve dreamed of living in SoCal.

    • Lindsey Nobles

      Thanks. I’m excited.

      • Jeff Goins

        rightly so. all the best!

  • Dustin

    Congrats. As a SoCal native, you’ll find no other place like it!

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