Monday, July 26, 2010

I Feel Change Coming

I like change, but only on my terms. It seems that this year is all about change. I moved out of home this past March, and now I'm very close to getting a "real" job, finally! I have always wanted to work for The First Academy, but never thought I would get in. Getting an interview there is practically impossible. God definitely has opened some doors for me and I was contacted by one of the principals at TFA. I go for my 2nd and last interview this week, and if I do get this position, I will be making a VERY quick change from working at Delaney, to being an employee TFA by next week! This makes me nervous because first of all, I need a whole new wardrobe for this school, and second, I will miss my Delaney family so very much. But, all I can think about now is the chore it will be to pack my classroom up...tears will definitely be rolling down my cheeks. It's a bittersweet time...

Sunday, July 25, 2010

25 Things You Didn't Know About Me!

1. I'm obsessed with monogramming
2. I'm terrified of raccoons and armadillos
3. I don't like the sound of dripping water
4. I read my devotionals every morning and night
5. When I was little, I wanted to be a cashier at Publix
6. Red meat grosses me out, as does most animal meat, yuck
7. I take a shower every morning and a bubble bath every night
8. I sleep with the radio on
9. I love swimming pools and waterparks
10. I crave fruit everyday
11. I don't like flying on airplanes alone
12. I never, ever sleep with makeup on, ever
13. I save all my Halloween costumes and have a pretty random collection
14. Christmas is my favorite time of year
15. I can't survive without my Macbook
16. I rarely watch TV
17. I didn't get my drivers license till I was 19
18. The Kardashians make me laugh
19. A day on a boat makes me happy
20. I'm terrible at math
21. I couldn't sit through a movie in the theater until I was 12.
22. I love to write
23. I think the use of cell phones has gotten out of control, but I'm just as guilty
24. Pedicures are a necessity
25. I am slowly becoming one of those crazy coupon ladies

Monday, July 12, 2010

Goodbye White Walls

I have lived here at this apartment for 4 1/2 months and have realized that I cannot stand looking at white walls. It makes it feel so "blah", a splash of color in the living room, dining room and my bedroom will be just the right touch! So I have decided to paint my apartment next month..the color I chose for the living room is "Wild Wheat"..sort of a deep mustard color. The dining room will be "Deep Bloom", a red rosey color which matches perfectly with my favorite chair and ottoman. My bedroom will be painted "Spring Morn", a pretty pale white green to go with the shabby chic decor. I can say I'm not looking forward to the mess that's involved with painting..I'm the type of person who wants something done yesterday without the work! If you have ever been to my old house, you know that my painting skills are not going to win an interior design award...I had a white "border" as I called it, surrounding the top of my bedroom walls simply because I couldn't reach up there to finish. That will NOT happen this time around!

Monday Latte Devotional

Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Obsessed with Ribbon

There is one thing about me that all my friends can tell you: I love ribbons, monogramming and polkadots! I have a pair of these ribbon flip flops, and looked at them one day thinking "I can make these myself!" So, I am on a mission of starting a new hobby...first step- start collecting an array of fun ribbon : ) I can't wait to buy ribbon, ribbon and more ribbon! I definitely will be like a kid in a candy store and I am excited to make them for friends too...I can feel the creative juices flowing as I type...This might become a dangerous addiction

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

5 Things...

1. A great song to get you through a tough day
2. The close friendships I have with my co-workers. I <3 you Windy and Michelle
3. Baby William's sweet smiles
4. My 4.0 GPA
5. God's peace

LOVE the ones who treat you right and PRAY for the ones who don't

During my devotional time today I read a passage that spoke about forgiveness. It seemed to be written just for me at this time in my life. I have learned that It's finally time to let go...let go of the people in life who bring you down. I've learned that not everyone's heart is in the right place. I've learned that I must accept this to move forward. I've learned that some people are influenced through others in a negative way. I've learned that feelings are hard to let go of. I've learned that miserable and unhappy people only want to hurt you in the end. I've learned that I miss someone more than I ever thought I would.
As the saying goes- "Never regret what happened in the past, because at the time it was exactly what you wanted". I believe this is true. Forgiveness does not necessarily mean to forget, but you can overcome it, accept the situation given to you...and LOVE the ones who treat you right, and PRAY for the ones who don't...