I only have 7 real weeks of Summer before dance and school grab hold of my life again. I'm currently working 3 jobs, getting 3 different certifications from the NCCPT, applying for grad school, keeping my gym time consistent, studying for the GRE, applying for loans and house hunting, trying to volunteer my 200 hours for grad school, juggling 2 dogs, and cooking for a very busy and hungry hubby. Eric is working on average 13-15 hours a DAY, 6 days a week. Life is hectic. But I have been living in this constant awe of the blessings that keep happening in my life. The jobs basically were laid into my lap, and I'm doing what I love while doing them - so it doesn't really seem like I'm working. So many windows have been opened up, opportunities introduced, and I feel like everyday I'm getting closer and closer to the woman I want to be in a few years.
Where do you picture yourself in 5 years? I know if I keep working hard, I'll get where I want to be. In the mean time, I'm so grateful for the tender mercies I receive constantly and am also grateful for the trials in my life. They make me so much stronger and make it easier to recognize the blessings as they come.
"Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion into clarity... It turns problems into gifts, failures into success, the unexpected into perfect timing, and mistakes into important events. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow." -- Melody Beattie