So I am supposed to be writing every day for 31 days and I’ve already missed day two. I’m off to a great start…yesterday I found myself wandering through the GIGANTIC Denver airport. I had no idea, it would be that huge. When my ticket said my flight was departing from gate B86, I thought that was a joke. There’s no way there are 86 gates?!? Of course, after walking forever to gate 86 and realizing that there were 95 gates in that terminal, I was ready for happy hour and it was only 9am. So I settled for some water because I was out of breath by the time I made it to my gate. This is my life this fall and I love it. I love airports so the fact that I get to travel for work each weekend is a treat. Every weekend presents a fun new adventure.
If you are feeling stuck in life, remember to create your own adventure! When I didn’t have a lot of money to travel, I would jump in my car and drive 2-4 hours away to visit friends. I made every day pleasures fun because I was convinced that I wanted to live a life of whimsy and wonder. When I see my married friends, I no longer feel like I’m missing out because I’m still single. Instead, I’ve embraced the adventure and I’m enjoying this fun season of my life. I won’t get these years back and I’m convinced I’m living some of my best days right now. Let me tell you, every season is not fun but push through it. The past two years were some of the hardest years for me but I blossomed so much because of the hardship I faced. If you need help, ask for it. If you need a therapist, get one. If you need solid community, find it. There’s no reason for you to endure a hard season alone. You need people, get your tribe to rally around you. Speak up, tell them you need them, no one can read your mind. Stay faithful friends, live honorably when no one is watching. Choose to enjoy life for yourself!
When’s the last time you went on an adventure? And what’s holding you back from going?
Let’s beat 9-5 together and make the most of our everyday!
So here it goes. Day 1. I’m attempting to write every day for 31 days. I love writing and find myself scribbling little notes on my phone. Creating “dictionaries” for friends in my life who always say funny things and create their own words. I love a good story. So my hope is that every day I can share little stories with you all.
Today’s story: I struggled to get up and out of bed today. I did not want to make the hour drive through Houston traffic down to the HPD headquarters. I will spend the next few months making this drive and interning at HPD. While I’m thrilled for the opportunity to learn from great Social Workers on staff, I’m missing my summer schedule. Even though I was pretty busy traveling this summer, I enjoyed the ease and adventure. Now I’m back to a routine and I’m struggling to get used to it again. My summer grad school courses were tough and I was thrilled to be done with my semester last week. After talking with an advisor she said she would register me for classes this fall. Today, classes start and when I didn’t get a notification of my classes beginning, I decided to check my account, only to learn that I had not been registered. Also, I discovered all important emails were being sent to the “Clutter Folder”. Here I am, sitting at my internship FOR SCHOOL and I’m not even registered for the class and online seminar. A moment of panic set in. Was this a joke? Nope. I was not being punked. I was not registered and I almost screwed up my degree plan due to miscommunication with my registrar who did not register me as she said she would. But crisis averted, I registered online and my internship will not be in vain.
I say all this because this little mishap really ruined my vibe today. Or at least it did momentarily but I told myself “hey, it’s still a good day”. There was nothing to be mad about, only something to be thankful for. God was looking out for me the whole time.
So happy Thursday friends. Make the most of what may have been a “bad” day. We can always find something to be thankful for.