The in between (part 1)

Ultimately I don’t know what is ahead. That’s where I’m at. It’s scary and awesome and stupid.

Let me back up, for the past year or so I have been wrestling with what God has for me particularly in the place and space of work. Those of you who know me, know that my heart has been unsettled for some time (my wife has been amazingly patient through conversation after conversation - thank you). About a month ago, I wrote a post and mentioned big change in our life. I can now share this news. I have decided to sell my ownership in Bright Yellow Jacket

This is a new chapter. Last week was my final full week at the office. It’s been a little anti-climatic, but none the less, I’ve cherished each day leading up to this. I’ve poured myself into Bright Yellow Jacket. I love the work that we’ve done and the relationships that we’ve fought for and now continue to enjoy. As I’ve come to the finish line, I don’t have regrets. I think it has been four wonderful years of hard work, an irreplaceable partnership and I will miss it immensely.

I have great fear for what’s ahead. Unfortunately, this is not the post where I tell you that I’ve closed the chapter on business ownership and opened up this new chapter. Nope, this brings us back to the beginning of this post. I have no idea what is ahead. I know that God is leading us (and those of you that know me, know that I don’t make this statement lightly.) I believe what he has in store is amazing and right for the Osters. I’m excited to see what it is. Who knows, maybe even you, the reader hold the key to the next chapter. Please let me know if you do! Or even have ideas.

I’ll post more in the next few days on why I did this. But in a sentence, my heart yearns for more, for something different.

_update: Here’s the more.