May 24, 2017

I thought about who I am, what is important to me, my gifts-

I believe in always being myself, who God created me to be.

I believe in doing my best whatever I do.

I have love for God and people.

I have compassion for people.

I believe in doing whatever it is God wants me to do whatever the cost. The hardest part is just figuring out what it is God wants.

I live to please God, not people.

I am a writer.

I love cooking and baking and am very good at it.

I love animals, expecially my dogs.

Today, I did put in an application at McDonald’s. I knocked on that door.  I have two friends who work there and used one of them as a reference.

One of my friends, also a Christian, told me she was going to walk from her house to McDonald’s to surprise her husband.  The distance was 20 minutes by car.  I told her, “NO, you are not! I am coming right over to pick you up and take you.”

She had very bad pain in her legs and back a little while ago.  That was just way too far for her to walk.  So, I took her and on the way over she said she wanted to give my husband and I money since I lost my job and I was helping her to get to her husband by car.

I told her that was ok, but she insisted. She gave me $34.00.  I thanked God and her and blessed her and her husband for their kindness.  And, later when I took the money out of my purse, I found it was actually $52.00.

I called her to ask her if she wanted me to give her the $18.00 back. She said, “No”, and told me to buy some food with it.

I thanked her again, and thought- either she counted her money wrong… I  saw her count it. Or, God mulitplied that money. And, yes. I do believe that God does those things.

God can do ANYTHING!

May 23, 2017

I was let go of my job today.

It was mutual.  Both my employer and I felt that this job was just way too overwhelming for me.  I tried and tried, but I am not an analytical type person.  Numerous computer screens and codes and papers and time limits were not for me AT ALL.

I am a “Creative”.  I do creative things.  I feel.  I express emotion.  I value freedom, not extreme regamine and structure.  I write.  I write many things.  However, whenever God and me write letters- stuff happens.

Almost every letter, almost every time- The things He writes through me are SO powerful. I know one day, when it is time, the 20 year testimony He wrote through me will go somewhere.  It will be part of the ministry my husband and I are called to- someday.

My employer is a Christian.  She cried with me and hugged me and said the whole office will be praying for wisdom and guidance for me to see where God is leading me.

That is priceless.

After I got let go from this job, I found out my husband was having problems with some managers at his job.

Then we looked up in the sky and there was a rainbow. The most perfect arc of color.  It was so bold and pretty.

God was telling us and other people who also needed some hope- that everything is going to be OK.

May 22, 2017

This was my first full day of being on the phone.  I cried most of the day and was told that most other people were not as slow as I was.

Collections is a challenge for me.  I do very well talking on the phone.  I love doing phone work.  However, doing phone work while going through numerous screens and having to pay attention to various codes, dates, etc, well, that is something that I am not sure I am cut out for.

I am a creative person. I am a writer.  I wrote many things- poems, a book; I wrote for the local newspaper years ago and got paid for it.  I even wrote songs. But, I am not able to grasp this job that many other people have no problem doing.

I REALLY need the money. But, the way I see it, it is only paying $8.50 an hour.  I can get a job flipping burgers for $8.50 an hour and probably with A LOT less stress than what I have been experiencing with this new job.

I will stay for a few more days and see if things don’t get better.  But,  while I am working there, I will be looking for another job.

May 20, 2017

As I mentioned in my previous blog- (May 19, 2017)

I have not had a full-time job in over 20 years due to an illness.

I have been struggling financially for awhile now.

I am so thankful to have found a job I can do in a great office environment that doesn’t have a lot of things I may react to due to allergies to various chemical things such as perfume, fragrant fabric softeners, and many other things.

I don’t have any reactions to anything. And, when I go home for the day, I feel really good, no dizziness, no fatigue that I had experienced at other work places.

I actually love cooking and baking even more than I already do. Because it is how I unwind after a stressful day at work at a collections agency.

My husband likes how, when I am working the two days of the week he is off, he gets the house to himself and the minivan, too.

One of the dogs- Charlie, has been eating the walls, even though my husband was home.  I guess he is not taking very well to mommy going to work.

This Saturday morning, I visited my sweet “adopted” grandma who I visit regularly. And, I was going to help my other “adopted” grandma like I always do every week. But, she wasn’t feeling too well today, so she asked if we could cancel today and I would help her next week.

I used to help her on Thursdays, but now she said we could do Saturdays, because of my job.

I get on the phones for the first time on Monday. I am nervous.  The computer training alone was so overwhelming.

We’ll see how it goes.

I was listening to this beautiful song just now. And, I am going to share it.  Many people think Elvis recorded this song.  But, it is actually from an artist named Carroll Roberson.

May 18, 2017

I am pretty much trained and ready to work at my own desk tomorrow.

I really like my job.  I really like my fellow employees.

It’s a whole new routine working full-time after 20 years. But, it is a good thing for so many reasons.

 

 

May 17, 2017

I am doing well on my new job.

I’m getting used to working full-time after over 20 years.

I love how I get off work at 5:00. There is still so much time to cook and spend time with my husband and our two furbabies.

 

May 15, 2017

I started my full-time job today.

I really like it, but I need to see if I will be able to handle it.  I feel really lousy. I have had a hard time working for the past 20 years ever since I got sick.

I really need the money, but I need to see if my health is going to allow me to continue working a full-time job.