It has been a few weeks since my last blog post. In that time I graduated from college, which is still crazy to me. Graduation day went really well. It was hot, but not unbearable. My dad’s parents weren’t able to make it after all so we didn’t have to worry about them accidentally killing anyone with their car.
I was so nervous about the heat or that someone would end up lost or that we would all get separated from each other on the way to graduation, but it worked out better than I could have imagined. The most nerve-wracking part was that the guy I am dating had to meet my entire family all at one time. When that is the most stressful thing about your day, I call that a success.
I sat with friends and was able to really enjoy the moment. I only almost cried one time when the speaker told us all to close our eyes and hold hands and really take in the fact that this would be the last time all of us are together … but I held it in and kept my makeup from running all down my face.
Since then I have started a new job. It is actually at the same office, but I am doing a completely different thing with semi-new people. I am beyond thankful and blessed for this opportunity because not only do I have a summer job, but I also get to do what I love while working with people who I have grown to love.
I had some reservations about this job when I first started working. Everyone was extremely nice, but I am very shy so I really didn’t talk to anyone the first month or so. That was my own fault, but I was just so nervous.
It’s also hard to come into a company where everyone is already friends and all know each other and you are the new person who has no idea what you are doing. I didn’t mind my job, but it isn’t what I went to school for so I didn’t love it.
But God knew exactly what He was doing when He placed me here.
Within the first few months I grew to really enjoy the work I did, but more than that I grew to love the people I was working with. Now I am working in a position that more closely relates to what I want to do and I get to learn from someone who has been doing it for years and is more than willing to answer my questions and allow me to help her.
I also got a new roommate from working here. I have been blessed with a lot of really good relationships in my life. I have an amazing family and throughout school I had incredible friends. Once I got to college there were a few more ups and downs as far as friends go, but I also met my “person” (if you are a Grey’s Anatomy fan you know what I mean). I met my best friend, someone who I can tell anything to and who I hope to still call my best friend when I am 90.
As much as we talked about living together once I graduated it was just not in the cards. We are in two different places in our lives right now, which is hard to admit and even harder to deal with. It makes living together impossible. I thought that I would have to live at home at least until the end of the year, but like I said, God knew what he was doing the whole time.
One of the girls I work with has become one of my closest friends. We grew very close very fast and at a time when I really needed someone who was in the same stage of life as I am, God placed her in my life.
About a month ago she told me it was possible she would need a roommate this summer, and today we officially sign our lease for our new apartment.
It never fails that when I am unsure about something or wavering on a decision, God proves that He is in control.
I was so worried about this job. I prayed for a long time about it and when I felt that this is where I was supposed to be, I still questioned Him. But it has been one of the best decisions of my life to accept this internship, just like He knew it would be.
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