Believe it or not I actually did write a post in September! I just never published it. I hope to start writing more again, I’m just so stinking busy I haven’t had time or the brain power.
Things are work have been crazy. Two coworkers quit so I was doing a lot and getting behind every day. We’ve hired a new lady and one of the coordinators from another region is transitioning to St Louis. So now we’ve got plenty of help. Plus, hiring is slowing down some. From Aug-Sept I had 36 new hires that I processed by myself! Ugh! But things are looking up and I still really like my job.
Somehow managed to injure my left ankle. It swelled up and I ended up in the ER to get checked out for a blood clot. No clot, thank God. It doesn’t hurt, just swells if I’m on my feet too long. I’ve had to take a couple weeks off any lower body exercises, but hope to be back at it 100% very soon.
School’s OK. I’ve got senioritis pretty bad and just want to be finished with my Bachelor’s degree! I’m behind in my class and really need to lock myself in my apartment and study for a few hours. Hopefully tonight that will happen.
I’m thinking I’m changing my Master’s program. I’ve said for a while that I wanted to do Social Work, but I’m not as interested in that as I was. I’m looking at Strategic Leadership. Kind of a broader degree I can use different places. Someone asked me what my end goal is, what do I want to be doing? Of course it’s missions. Visiting established missionaries in the field and being an encouragement to them and that face from home. I’d like to possibly lead small teams in that too. Social work doesn’t really fit in that scenario. Still praying about it all, not making any decisions for a little bit, probably won’t decide until the end of 2017 just to give me time to ponder and seek wisdom.
Spiritually I’ve been learning to not make my own plans, because they might not come out as I think. There’s a verse in Proverb 16 that says that we make plans but God directs our steps. MLK also said that we don’t have to see the whole staircase to take the first step. So, where does this leave me? Trying to trust God with the next step, but preparing myself for the possibilities in the meantime. I’m learning that it’s OK to have dreams and ambitions, but that His ways and thoughts are higher and different than mine. I might still end up in the same end point, but getting there won’t look like how I planned. The destination might not be quite what I had imagined either. Just look at the last year or two of my life! Lost one job and am now working somewhere I never would have planned on. And if you’ve read for a while, I thought I’d be married by now too. Hmm, don’t get prideful and think you’ve got it all figured out, because just as soon as you start thinking all that, God will remind you Who’s Boss!