Friday, February 27, 2009

Life Changes

So, for those of you who don't know already, I am moving home in April. I am extremely excited about his. It came at the right point in timeand I have finally realized where I belong and where I want to be.

The issues with this are money to move home, breaking the lease and all the fees that go with it and keeping myself from being overly prepared and packing now which would cause unpacking to occur so I can find the stuff I need. Please pray that I can make finances work so that I can get home.

Once home, I need to find a job. Yikes! But I at least I have better chances up in Maryland than I do here. Yet another thing to pray about. Somehow, I know that everything will work out for the best. I can't wait to see Maryland the beautiful again!!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Happy New Year! Finding a balance...

Well, it's been almost 2 months since I updated so I may as well find the time to do it again.

After Christmas, life went on. I worked my last week at Disney; it was a sad time and I remember crying and feeling sorry for myself a little bit.
I then went 2 weeks without a job while trying desperatly to find another job so that I could stay in Florida.
I went home again for Dad's side of the family Christmas. It was a fun weekend where I tried not to dwell on the not having a job thing. My mom's parents made my new year amazing that weekend. At church on Sunday before we went out to lunch, my grandpa handed me a check. I thought this check was going to be for the $50 that I spent on the Christmas decorations I got for them. There was an extra zero on that number. My grandparents gave me my half of the rent so that I could stay in Florida for a little longer because that's where I really wanted to be.
Later that week, I was driving with my roommate Beth to go pick up a friend of hers. While in the car, I got a phone call from Jackson Hewitt Tax Service where I had applied the week before. The manager, Kris, was calling to see if I could start that Friday. He apologized for not calling sooner but he had been out of the office sick for a few days. It was such a great moment! I was able to breathe again! I had a job! I smiled all day. He called the next day to see if I could start on Thursday instead. Yay!
Now, I've been at that job for about a month. I'm working in the call center and it's a very relaxed atmosphere. The group I work with is fun. And, as a perk, because I work for them, the company is paying for me to take their tax school so that I can become a tax preparer! Wahoo! I have until March 31st and I'm trying very hard to motivate myself to get this done.

I'm always worried about rent lately. I thought one person was going to move in and I was counting on them to come through and help pay. That didn't work out at all so I had a kind of major freak out and my loving parents bailed me out. I didn't like the idea of having to move back home because I viewed it as failure. Then I had a great conversation with my mom where she used an analogy that she heard from her sister.
"You know how when you balance on one foot you aren't just balancing with that foot. The rest of your body has to adjust to help you with the balancing act. So, don't view this as a failure. It is merely shifting your balance." This was exactly what I needed to hear. And hearing it this way just made it so much better. So, now I'm not viewing the possibility of moving home as failing; I'm merely moving to a new balance in a new space.

Right now, I'm hoping that I can keep the balance on the foot I'm using. I know that it will be okay if I have to use a new foot or maybe an arm. I'm trying to make it all balance out right. So, keep me in your thoughts and prayers and hope that I can figure out how to balance it all.