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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Lindsey has a sincere love for her precious dogs Molly and Maisy, a good red wine and the Delta Sky Club. She spends her days (and some nights) laboring to end childhood hunger at Feed the Children and to gather, equip and unleash women at IF:Gathering.

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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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