Dearest Freed Bodyworks community,
I'm writing to tell you that the time has come for me to leave the stellar team at Freed. When I started as a front desk volunteer last May, I had no idea that a few months later I'd be Freed's first ever employee, hired to support the operations side of a rapidly expanding small business. I told myself I would stay as long as it felt right, and as Freed approaches its one year anniversary in our new space, I trust that now is when I must gracefully exit.
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Because this is my farewell post, I want to acknowledge how transformative these past few months at Freed Bodyworks have been for me. I came here knowing I wanted to work at the intersection of social justice and self-care, but not much beyond that. Mostly I felt lost.
I'd ended two careers in seven years, and I felt as though I needed to start over again...because I did need to start over again. I needed to remember that I was competent and capable. That I could enjoy writing again. That a slower pace with a more personal impact was possible. That I didn't have to wear fancy pants or blazers or even shoes to matter - I didn't need to be anything other than my socked self. Freed gave me back to me, and I so rarely get to thank owners Frances and Jessica for taking the chance and letting me in.
As much as I have nurtured Freed, it has nurtured me, and for that I am so incredibly grateful. Somehow I found Freed Bodyworks when I needed it most, and I now bequeath it to the next curious soul who needs it, too.
I will forever be thankful for the time, heart, gifts, and profound service of the Freed Bodyworks team. May Freed continue to make it possible for people to deepen their self-knowing, no matter how they get through the door.
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