Posted by Jenn
Begin hopefully non-offensive political rant now:
Today was election day and, as of right now, it looks like President Obama is going to be President again for another 4 years. No matter who you voted for or whatever your opinion is…I don’t really care anymore and it doesn’t matter. I’m not trying to be mean, I just think we all need to show respect for the President because he’s there for a reason and God has a better plan to use Obama than we did to elect someone new. Mr. President now get another 4 years to turn this country around from the mess it’s currently in and gets to prove to any of us who didn’t vote for him that he was the best choice. Plus, I have to believe he really, truly wants to do the best he can for our country and that he only wants the best for all of us. Our country is made up of fighters and people who persevere! So let’s fight together to make this country what we want it to be, regardless of who is in the oval office!
End political rant, begin other randomness now:
Today was my second day at work at my new job. I had training for the first half of the day and the second half I actually started learning my real job! It was a good day. I felt dumb by the end of the day though when I was so tired and my brain was so mushy that I couldn’t even do simple math in my head. Math that I’d normally be able to do. It’s not hard…its like 9 minus 6.22. Hopefully tomorrow will be better when I have had more sleep. I had lunch with Jason and Taylor today. It’s super nice to get to spend my lunch break with them. I haven’t had friends to each lunch with at work since I worked for BofA. Thirty minutes is sooooo short though! Seems like you have just enough time to eat fast and hang out for a few minutes. I also got to walk around a lot today. Between the nice guys in my training class and my friends who work for the company, it’s really cool to always see someone you know when you’re walking around. Plus, the majority of people working there seem to be really nice so I’m sure I’ll get to know them relatively quickly. Over all, I really like my new job so far. 🙂
After work I raced down to Acton Rehab to lead worship. It was nice to see the girls and worship was really awesome tonight. Not my playing of guitar or singing (those were both kinda mediocre) but totally awesome Spirit presence tonight. Then Regina shared my good news about my new job and how God totally provided for me in that area. Unfortunately, in order to get to vote, I had to leave right then so I could make it back to town in time. I felt bad leaving because I love hearing Regina teach! She’s so gifted! But I had to vote. I would have regretted not voting.
So I came back to town, voted, went home, ate dinner, fell asleep on the couch, woke up, responded to FB messages via the Kindle Fire HD (which I still love), and I am now writing this blog while listening to Full House on TV and eating a chocolate chip cookie and drinking a glass of milk. Life certainly is good!
Too bad I still need to study for midterms. That’ll have to wait until tomorrow though because I’m now off to bed for some much needed sleep.
(In case you don’t recognize it, these are the painted ladies in San Francisco, made famous by the TV show Full House. I took this photo when I visited my friend Bethany with my friend John in August 2011.)
Posted by Jenn
Today I accomplished pretty much nothing. I had a sinus migraine all day so I ended up taking medicine and sleeping. Stupid sinuses and bipolar weather.
But by 8pm I was feeling a bit better and joined the ladies from college group at the park for some pizza, chips, and cookies. Then we continued girl’s night at Brandi’s house. We talked about discipleship and sang some worship songs. Then Lindy played some Christmas Carols on the guitar and we all painted our nails. It was a lot of fun. I love being a leader of the college group. It’s so great knowing all these extraordinary young women. Hopefully all of us leaders are making positive impacts in their lives.
Sleeping all day and being woozy from cold medicine gave me a lot of (legally) drugged time to think. I feel a bit more brave than I used to. I remember in high school being so brave and, only after letting people really hurt me and abuse me, did I start having issues with being afraid. I want to break free of all my fears and be brave and adventurous. I just want a change.
But how do you balance being meek and humble with being brave and courageous?