Sunday, January 14, 2018

Update

Life has been interesting for me this winter and fall, since I last posted. I will try and catch everyone up on it.

First of all, I am back in school. I was thinking for a little while of becoming an Early Childhood Teacher, until I got the book. There was so much I disagreed with it but what really stood out to me was when the book referred to children as "scientific events" which we were meant to study. I couldn't do it. 

Around this time I had gotten hired at a job where I would need the classes, so I intended to just push my way through them. But then God worked something wonderful out.

The job was at a daycare, part time. It meant I would still be working two part time jobs which added up to teen hours a day on the days I did work. It was a lot, but since I only worked about three days it still wasn't enough. Then I found out my hours would be cut at the new daycare.

I went over to my best friend's and had a bit of a meltdown and sobbed for a while. But she is reasonable and helped me work out a plan. She works at a Christian daycare fulltime. I called her boss, since she mentioned that they were still hiring.

I got hired right away, but then was concerned my new boss would be angry because it meant I had to give my notice a week after I started. Before I could she politely fired me, it all worked out so well in the end. And by that I mean God all worked it out in ways I couldn't have seen.

Now I will be working eight hours a day, five days a week and will not have to take the class I strongly disagree with. Also it means I have time to really work toward my Bachelor's degree in Archaeology. I am taking an Archaeology class this semester and am really enjoying it. I now just need to research to see if I want to go into Biblical Archaeology or Historical Archaeology as both interest me.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Blessings

I've grown up hearing stories of amazing blessings bestowed on people, I never expected such a thing to happen to me.

To start my story I will give a background. I've always had crooked teeth. I have a small mouth and when I was little some teeth had to be pulled because they were over crowding. I not only have buck teeth but three which are shoved back behind the others.

Braces was always out of the question for me. Even as a kid we couldn't afford them, so I quickly gave up on the idea and gave it little thought. 

For years I never thought about braces or my crooked teeth.

Then I started work at a coffee shop. I met lots of great people through there, many who became blessings to me. In small and big ways they helped me come out of my shell and embrace my more outgoing side.

I had no idea that someone was seeing me as an encouragement the same way I saw them.

I still have no idea who has blessed me in this way, but someone has paid for me to get braces. When I heard the news I went into a state of shock and didn't know how to process it. I still am processing it. It seems like too big a blessing to be given to me.

More than the fact that I have been given braces is the fact that someone thought to help or bless me in any form at all. That in itself means more to me than the braces. Someone met me and decided to do something nice for me. After the rough patch I went through the last few years it encourages me to know there is such kindness still and that someone would chose to show that kindness to me.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Pictures

A friend is teaching me photography and loaned me an SR? camera that he had when he first started. It has an amazing zoom and lens on it and I've been having so much fun with it. So I thought I would share my pictures and attempts thus far.