August 20, 2013

Pick-Me-Up



Today I need a pick-me-up.  So I decided to start something new here.  I come across awesome things on YouTube all the time.  Random things, funny things, sweet things, and I want to share them!  So here's my very first Tuesday Tube! You all know how much I adore Olan.  Well here's his latest story that had me in tears of ridiculous laughter.



Can I be honest?  I have been trying to create a lighter tone to this little blog of mine.  But honesty is still vital to sharing where I'm really at.  Today is a hard day.  Today all the kiddos go back to school.  More importantly, all the teachers go back to school.  This day for the past three years has been extremely hard for me.  In 2010 I was let go from a teaching job for stupid made up reasons that I will not justify by speaking of here.  But even so, it was hard.  My teaching career was pretty much put on hold indefinitely.  Every August, I get the sadness that comes with a love lost.  I end up reflecting on my student teaching days, wishing I could go back and do the last several years over.  I think of my mentors that meant so much to me during that crazy year in Pekin.  And it was all taken away by one principal who didn't do her job as an administrator and needed to boot someone.  I was that lucky someone. 

Ok, rant is done.  Worst is over.

On a brighter note, I have a good job now.  A great foot in the door at a strong company.  I am grateful.  I'm grateful to no longer be in childcare and coming home in tears several times a week.  I've been reminding myself of the wonderful things God is doing in my life these days.  I took out my frustration in the pool this morning, swimming harder than I ever have.  (You're right Dad, it works.)  I have been catching glimpses from God on why things turned out the way they did and I'm sure over the next few years it will become even clearer.  He has a plan.  That is something I've always been sure of.  Even more sure of than what I believed I would be doing with my life.  Ultimately, his plan is for my good.  He is teaching me more about my identity and how it doesn't exist in what I do, or where I go, or who I'm with.  It exists in who He is.  And that is a very good thing.

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