Monday, January 25, 2010

Sometimes I Think.....

If I could just get people to see things my way, and do things the way I think they should be done, the world would be a much better place.

If I said to that one person of the day who really gets under your skin, what is going through my head, I would find myself unemployed.

If God would synchronize His watch with mine, since His timing is perfect, I would have been married a long time ago.

If I could just fast-forward 5 years to when I have my big-girl job and husband, hopefully, I would be so much happier.

If only I had been born an only child, or to a wealthy family, my life would have turned out so differently.

But Then I Think........

Difference: that's what makes the world go round.

I would like to keep my car, so I should probably smile, nod, and apologize even when it's not my fault, just so I can keep my job.

There are so many things I have learned and still have to learn, that if I were married right now, I would surely screw it up!

That if I could fast-forward 5 years, I would miss out on all that God has to teach me.

That I wouldn't be the person I am, have the people in my life that I do, and I might not have the peace that passes all understanding.

Thank You, God, for who I am, who you have given me, and what you have taught me.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

The Funny Thing About Satan Is......

he only reminds you that you are doing the right thing! Right now, I'm having a hard time. My schedule was dropped from school, I'm having money problems because I'm driving 2 1/2 hours to go to work for a lousy 25-29 hours, and I can't buy the books I need for school so I am probably going to fall behind and have to race to catch up. After I left the bank today, I thought about the CRAP going on right now that I am handling as it is thrown at me, and it occurred to me that this is nothing more than Satan trying to bring me down. This is what I have to say about that:

Congratulations Satan! You have done nothing more than make yourself known and given me confirmation that I am doing what God wants me to do. You have no more leverage. Your sneak attacks are no longer in disguise. I know what you are trying to do. You might have discouraged me for a minute, but I won't let you bring me down. I will take it as it comes to me and I will release it to the Lord. You and I are finished.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

I can be so DUMB sometimes......

When I logged onto my campus website to look at my class schedule so I would know where to go, I was indeed looking at the summer schedule, for which I am not enrolled. So, as I prepare to go to the registrar's office and think about what my next steps will be if I cannot get re-enrolled for school, it occurs to me that they didn't send me an email about dropping my schedule, like they did last time. So, I log back onto the campus website, click on spring 2010 and VOILA!! my spring 2010 schedule. In conclusion, I am actually enrolled at ASU for the spring term, and I missed my morning Spanish class for NOTHING! I can be so DUMB sometimes.....


How did this go from being a God thing, to being a "am I really supposed to attend this school?" thing???? This morning I logged onto my campus website to look at my schedule, I needed to know where my class was, only to discover that I am "not enrolled for this term." Goody. So, now I get to go down to the Registrar's Office and open up a giant can of whoop-a$$ so that I can HOPEFULLY get my schedule back in tact. For the second time. Wish me luck!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

God Thing

Today was my first real day of classes. I had a class last night, but today I had 3 others. So far, I think I am really going to like ASU. The professors are nice, the students are friendly, and the staff is really helpful. My being here is a serious God-thing. Everything literally fell into place. I was accepted right away, all of my credits transferred and can benefit me in some way, and I got all of the financial aid that I needed for rent and tuition. This can be explained as nothing less than a God-thing. I did have some minor trouble today when I learned that my entire schedule was dropped yesterday due to a remaining balance of $395, but at the end of the day that was nothing more than an inconvenience. I talked to all of the right people, got all of the right forms filled out, and my schedule is back in tact. The next thing on the list is getting an apartment and some furniture, but I know that when the time is right the right apartment will materialize, and as of two days ago, I now have a lot of the big and important things I needed that I didn't have. Needless to say, there is no doubt in my mind that God will provide!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

It's Been Sooooooo Long!!

Have you missed me? I have been kind of busy lately, and I have not been on the internet lately. So much has happened! In early December, I had orientation/registration for school where I registered for my classes, took the picture for my jag card, and got things in line for my financial aid. I also told my boss that I was leaving the Atlanta area to go to school two hours away, but that I had made my schedule so that I could still cover for our back-up front end mgr 4 days a week until she comes back from maternity leave. I also got new brakes on my car, and started apartment hunting.

Im here in Augusta, at my Grandmother's house, for my first day back at college. Good day. I was kind of nervous, and had a few thoughts of "who's idea was this??" but I knew that once I got to the school and in the classroom, I would be fine. And so it was. I was nervous because I felt unprepared. I didn't know where I was going, where to park, where my classes were, how to get around Augusta without my GPS, etc. However, all of that was easily taken care of. I had my schedule to tell me exactly where my classes were, a campus map online to show me where the buildings and best places to park were, and my mommy to tell me how to get there. Once I got to the school and in the classroom, I was good to go. Tonight I only had one class; tomorrow I have two morning classes and one afternoon class.

In addition, for the last two days, I have been riding around looking for apartments. I'm not looking to live in an apartment complex, but rather a small house or over-the-garage apartment. Basically, something small, girly, and college-like. I don't think I will have any problems finding what I am looking for. I don't have to settle for something I don't like, and I don't intend to. In the meantime, I am staying with my Grandmother 3 days while I am at school, and the weekends will be spent staying with my friend in Roswell while I am at work. It's going to be a rough couple of weeks/months going back and forth between Atlanta and Augusta, but it's not forever.