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Thursday, February 12, 2015

Crazy-Lovely Transition

An exact scan of my brain right now.
Quite a few things are happening all at once. Meaning, I have been a stress ball for a couple weeks now. This was especially obvious to me when I was in Krav class and instead of wanting to go through my punches, I felt more inclined to flail around or pass out. Or maybe both. But... it is getting better. My checklist is thinning and I am getting into a rhythm again. I love rhythm. The better my rhythm, the more ready I am to hit some off-key notes (like my *cough* speeding ticket this week)...

So why the stress ball? Because of transition. The key here is that I love being super busy... when the busyness is in one or two areas of life. Right now I am busy in all LOT of areas. It's over ten. I counted. Ten completely different part-time jobs basically. Whoo hoo! The King-pin of my sanity in all of it is Jesus. He is speaking to me and soothing by brain a lot right now. Thank the Lord for Himself! Don't know what I would do without Him!

Now to the transition. I am moving! Or rather, returning... to Temecula, California. I want my grizzly bear flag back! Just kidding. To be honest I didn't even know what the Florida flag looked like until I googled it a few minutes ago. But I actually am moving, and I am bittersweetly excited. Housing is lined up, I have a job, and I am almost signed up for school. The pieces are falling into place. The hard part is that I am leaving some of the most wonderful people ever here in Florida, and I can't seem to convince them to move with me. Drat. But, come May 9th, I am once again driving across the country. This time with my roommate Heather, a tent, and a few extra stops thrown in. 

Onto my plans! Over Christmas break I got to talking and processing with a few loved people. Through those conversations it became more and more clear that God was leading me to something new and unexpected. So I came home to Florida and prayed. And decided. I am going back to school to get my elementary school teaching credential. I can hear you all say, "But I thought you don't like kids!?" Right. Can't say that anymore. Little ones have been growing on me ever since I taught kindergarten in Mexico... and growing... and growing... until I realized that I in fact love working with kids and teaching them is something I already love and do for free. Not to mention the flexible schedule of a teacher with summers open for missions and a skill that transfers to all countries and states. There are a lot of other pros (and challenges) that I won't get into here, but I will say that I haven't been this excited in a while and I have complete peace about it all.

Some details... I am moving home in May, starting school at Azusa's satellite campus in Murrieta in the Fall. I am living with the Hannum's in their granny apartment (many of you know them, they are wonderful people). I currently am, and will be, working for Amanda and Kenny's Strawberry farm in advertising. Until the move, I am working at I-TEC and subbing a couple days a week in Florida. I am downsizing my stuff, meaning my roommate is getting new clothes and a bike, and I hope my car Aunt Bee will hold the rest. In the meantime, I am balancing applications with jobs and relationships. Hence, the need for better rhythm. It got off kilter for a little bit while new ideas and plans got added in. I will be posting more in the coming weeks I am sure. But for now, that's it! If you have any questions let me know!!! See you in a few months California!