Life has been a frustrating, wonderful mess as of late. Struggles at work, trying to keep up with the pace and learn as much as possible, as well as the continued struggle for contentment leave me exhausted most days. This past weekend brought a change of pace, as well as a small celebration of my graduation and NCLEX-passing. Mom worked so hard to make it beautiful, which of course it was! It was such a blessing to see all of the people who have meant so much to me over the years. Seeing all of them and reading their notes of encouragement/memories reminded me of the numerous prayers that have been lifted to heaven on my behalf since I was a young girl. God is the One who carried me through the many discouraging years of high school and on into college, where tears were shed on an almost daily basis. I am so thankful for each one of my brothers and sisters who has taken the time to encourage me through words, actions, and prayers. I am truly blessed!
The fact that I am finished with college and now living in the "real world" still feels unreal to me. Watching Josiah go back to school last weekend was bittersweet. I'm thankful to be done with college, but now I have to learn an all new way of life, which is a challenge! Good thing I don't walk this road alone :)
In other news, I finally joined the YMCA. Tonight was my second Zumba class and boy was it hard! This instructor likes to "wiggle" a lot, which is a lot harder than it sounds! I'm hoping that the more I go, the better I will get at Zumba and dancing in general. The instructor has a strong dance background, so salsa plays a large role in her routines. Maybe I'll actually be able to salsa dance soon!
Work tomorrow and Thursday, then spending the weekend in Bartlesville with some friends. I'm positive that lots of coffee is on the agenda for the rest of the week. Happy Wednesday everyone!