It is a new year. A time for new beginnings, new things. The gyms are packed with people and their new year’s resolutions. Stores are just as busy, as they were prior to Christmas, with folks shopping all of the deals. 

There is a sense of sadness that the holidays are over, the tree is down, decorations boxed-up, we rang the new year in, family members and friends have traveled back to their homes, decorations packed away. 

But, there is also that feeling of excitement, anticipation. It is a new year. For me, it’s a new chapter. An opportunity for which I am incredibly grateful. To open this chapter will require a great deal of change, and some of the change is difficult and emotionally charged; like changing caregivers. But, a necessary change. 

A change fueled with excitement with a hint of anxiety, being this is a bold move. But you know in your heart, when it’s time. This is a change that will improve my life-work balance, my time with my family, my time with friends, and help save lives. 

After 14 years of working in the health care industry, I am leaving for a career more aligned with my heartstrings. Where my passion for writing, will pair with a cause that I am equally passionate about. Where my writing and work, will directly impact lives. 

I will be the Communications Coordinator at the Jordan Porco Foundation (JPF); You may not be familiar with their cause and vision, especially if you do not live in the Hartford, CT area. 

I strongly encourage you to visit the website, subscribe to the newsletters and follow JPF on FB and Twitter. You will connect with the mission. 

The mission of the JPF is suicide prevention and mental health awareness in the high school, college, and college entry student population. 

This is a cause that is personal. My cousin died by suicide last year. It had a profound impact on me. His loss, the family’s loss, made me think hard about my career path. 

And, after making a bold move; here I am. I am passionate about JPF’s mission. I hope that you will join me in supporting their mission, and join me in my journey–in my new chapter.