Well since we last talked I believe I mentioned that I got a temp job for the rest of the week well that has since been extended to include an additional week possibly two. Yeah this means that I will have my rent money and shock of all shocks I will be able to pay some bills. As per norm not giving up and by no means am ready to settle. This job is relatively easy mentally, not extremely stressful but I am not sure if I am up to the challenge physically which is why I have only agreed to it temporarily and am continuing to pray that I hear back from an office position soon.
This week was extremely productive for me and had some surprises as well it felt great to get back out there and have something to do on a daily basis I really do like working, I forgot how much I did. But once I was back out there in public and socializing with coworkers and clients it felt great. I love having a purpose for waking up. I have enjoyed my time off got a lot of things accomplished and sometimes feel like I should have used my time more wisely but the things I did do this year helped my relationships grow, and my self to be more ready for what is coming up in the years to come.
Okay so what happened this weekend:
Well I had a leadership meeting for my church on Saturday with an amazing couple of men from Continuum Ministries, (check them out they have an amazing story too long to put here, but the gist of it is this) 25 years or so ago Al Purvis and his Wife decided that they were going to do mission work and they decided on Thailand because of all the orphans that were left in the wake after the Vietnam War. So they moved there with their 3 children and opened an orphanage where they preceded to adopt over 20 children and grow an international ministry. Amazing inspiring organization and people. Every time I meet someone from my church family I am continually amazed at how down to earth these people are even though they are doing tremendous work and in some cases extremely wealthy. I always feel like although I am not doing what they are that we are still on the same level and that is a great feeling to have towards your leaders.
So Al spoke on leadership and the role we should have in Ministry and in life it was great and as per norm I took tons of notes. The main thing that I took from it is that leaders have to allow the people that they choose to put in roles perform their roles without interference from yourself. In other words if you trust your people to do the job that you put them into, let them do it and don’t micromanage them well they are. Defeats the purpose of appointing and delegating roles within your life/company. There is lots that was learned but that is the main one and one that I have had great difficulty in many of my jobs is managers that don’t know how to let go and let the people that they have hired do the job they were hired to do.
After the meeting we had a barbecue first one of the spring/summer for me and some fellowship/socializing where we sang songs and chatted it was great to get out and be among friends doesn’t happen a lot for me so when I can I enjoy it.
That was Saturday morning early afternoon. The rest of my afternoon was to be spent cleaning my room okay demolishing my room and vacuuming everything my bed all parts etc. Why you ask well about a week or so ago I noticed this little bugs crawling on my walls and my bed and it was annoying me so I looked it up on the lovely internet and found out they were harmless to humans but do like to live in food (like wheat), they were weevils. So my mission for Saturday afternoon was to eradicate the weevils from my room so I could stop feeling like they were crawling on me. Which they have been several times this week. So I moved my bed out took the linens off vacuumed the mattress, the box spring the frame, the hot water rad, baseboards and washed the walls.
I was in the process of doing this, looking like crap and we get a lovely unexpected surprise my bro who lives several hours away (4 to be exact) is in town and is wondering if we want to spend time with the kids. So of course because me and mom haven’t seen the kids since Jan. We definitely did not want to miss that opportunity, so eradicating weevils was put on hold for a couple of hours well I visited with my niece and nephews (only 3 of them were with him so I will have to wait to see my other 2 nieces for another time). It was a quick visit (2 Hrs) but sometimes that is all you truly need to catch up and show some love and at one point my 7 year old nephew was helping me with my room. Mom took them to the park, bro showed up then they were gone it was short but it made mom’s year. She is extremely close to her grandchildren and usually sees them at least once a month, and has never missed a birthday till this year. With me not working the money wasn’t there for her go as often so she’s been missing them as much as they have been missing us.
So they left and I was back on my mission got that completed, sort of then spent the rest of the evening talking with my mom till we realized that my bed still wasn’t together so she helped me do that. I love my room now it’s so bright pics to come because my bedroom is not completely done and I am too ashamed for before pics because it looks like a tornado hit but after definitely coming.
Sunday was my disconnect from the world day but I cheated a bit by watching an amazing series online from Northpoint ministries on Love, Sex and Dating from a Christian viewpoint and has inspired my post about my faith this week.. I have been prompted to write it but am afraid because it’s an extremely personal one for me but the way I am looking at is if I can talk about my money and my depression and my self esteem/weight issues oh and my unemployment then I should also be able to share my faith in whatever aspect that may be. They are all parts of me and I promised that I would not censor myself on this blog and hide who I am so I am going to be completely honest on the post about my choices on how I live my life in relation to Love, Sex, and Dating.
So the rest of the day was spent reading and getting ready for church, went to church came home and talked with mom again. Today I have spent most of the day vegging, for some reason I like cleaning in the evening so I will blog for afternoon then I will clean (fold clothes/laundry) in the evening and get ready for my temp job tomorrow 6am comes early.
So I will try to update you through the week as usual continue to pray/keep me in your thoughts for me to gain stability in my finances/job/life.
Thank you and God Bless