Sunday, October 18, 2015

Tap, Tap, Tap... Is this Thing on?

Just checking- it's been a LONG time since I posted- my birthday- ALLLLLL the way back in June.  A LOT has happened since then!  I went on a trip, said goodbye to friends with lots of tears (by me), moved from Tennessee to Indiana, looked for a job, cried a lot while I wondered if I made the right choice, looked more for a job, found a job (more on that in a minute), ran a 5K for the first time in months, wondered if I am ever going to have a life (that hasn't changed), oh, and I got a new car (literally brand new- it had 5 miles when I drove it off the lot!).  That's the quick summary- more details will be forthcoming.

So, why blog now?  My friend Jess who blogs over at Tune My Heart was challenged by her husband to blog at least twice a week- Tuesdays and Thursdays.  I don't know that I will have specific days (my schedule is CRAZY right now) but I do want to attempt the two days a week thing.  Today is going to be a catch up and my next post will be a recap of the 5K.  Next weekend I am heading to Ohio to run with 15000 of my closest friends the OSU 4 mile race.  We will end on the 50 yard line of Ohio State's stadium!  I am not anywhere close to be able to run 4 miles but I will finish and the 50 yard line thing is cool and am an Ohio State fan so it's got it all wrapped up in one!

Anyway- so the move- first took me to my parents house and as God so perfectly prepared I ended up getting a job in the next town over so, for a while, since prices are ridiculous for renting, I am continuing to live there.  Not where I planned to be at 40 but as God so eloquently reminds me- I have a plan for you- a plan to prosper and not to harm you.

My job- I am teaching Kindergarten.  There's a lot of similarities to my school in TN and a lot of differences as well.  I will say that I am enjoying it (most days ;) other days I would love to sleep in)- again, probably not what I would have chosen (I took about an 18,000 pay cut) but He had a plan for me.

The new car- I drive a minimum of 40 miles in a day because of work and the miles were racking up on my HHR- after it broke down I finally decided to see what could be done.  I walked away (drove away) with a brand new Nissan Sentra and my payments are only a few dollars more.  Works for me :)  I struggled with the idea of the loan but I still owed a year and a half on the other loan but they gave me a great deal on my trade in which made it all work out.  I am grateful for God's provision in that matter as well.

So- there you have it in a nutshell- my last few months- give or take a few things.  I am going to continue to work on posting, healthy living posts, accountability posts and a few other things to get myself going again (I even stamped a few cards this weekend- my other stress release - and didn't feel guilty!)