Rachel’s Story: Purpose in Vocation

I’ve been working with Jon on and off for four years and it’s without a doubt one of the best investments I’ve made in my life.

When I started with him, I just thought I needed a new job. But, honestly, I needed a new approach to life. At the time I was jumping from one job to another hoping and praying one would ‘stick.’ So when I found out about Jon’s work, I decided to see what it meant to ‘transition well’ – what did I have to lose?

Working with Jon was an investment I chose to make. And not just a financial one. It was an investment in vulnerability, time, creativity and yes, financially too. But those all culminated in one big investment: an investment in myself. And that was priceless.

Within the first few meetings with Jon, we discovered that my corporate job was the exact opposite of my personality. I thrive on community, relationship building, and hospitality, and I was in a corporate soul-sucking environment that did not foster any growth in those areas. If I continued to do it alone, I’d have a resume the length of my arm and a nice paycheck, but no true purpose.

Through our time together, and the exercises Jon gave me, I slowly discovered myself and where God had specifically gifted me. Jon pushed me to discover the true side of myself. My dreams weren’t laughed off, but instead my wonderment was encouraged and my uncertainty was thoughtfully investigated.

My journey with Jon helped me fulfill my dream of living abroad. I quit the corporate world and went out on my own. As a freelance writer and professional resume writer, I’ve been able to be a digital nomad and work from various countries throughout the world. I can fully say 100% that without my work with Jon, I would not have had the guts to do move overseas. I would have continued to push down that dream, just telling myself it wasn’t practical. That it was silly.

But Jon taught me that pushing down my dreams isn’t practical either — they’re a part of who I am and to say no for too long is draining and debilitating.

Even now, as I approach a move back to the States, I value the work I’ve done (and continue to do) with Jon – he pushes me to stop and think about what I’m going through rather than rush into rash decisions that I may regret later. He lets me (forces me) to ‘sit with it’ for a while. And when it comes to transition, sitting with it can be one of the best things I can do.

All of this is to say that Jon is incredible in his work. By allowing him to lead me through this journey, my life is forever changed. I know that sounds super dramatic, but I fully mean it — he pushed me in ways I couldn’t have imagined. He was open and honest and expected the same of me. I encourage anyone who’s asking the tough questions but never really finding the answers to seriously consider the work of Liminal Space. It’s an investment in many ways, but ultimately it’ll be a priceless experience that will change the way you look at yourself, the world, and your Creator.

Jon is truly using his God-given gifts to help other find theirs.

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