Sunday, September 20, 2009

All About Me


(I haven't read this book yet but I love the title so I have added it to my books to read list.)


First, I really appreciate everyone tuning in to the adventures of Ms. Lady last week. I hope you enjoyed meeting my alter-ego but now I would like to re-introduce myself as I feel like the Me 2.0 version now. Over the past few months, I have quit a job, got hit by an 18-wheeler, was unemployed for 3 months, gained about 15 pounds, and battled depression almost on a daily basis. I didn't realize that all of these events were helping shape the new me. Each event forced me to make a much needed change in my thinking thus positively affecting my actions. The first major change was embracing that God is really in control and worrying is absolutely pointless. I spent a lot of time just worrying myself about situations and circumstances that were completely out of my control. It took me months to see that worrying won't solve my problems any faster. So I decided to quit worrying or at least not worry as much and make the best of my situation. Here are 5 good things that have happened as a result of being in my "valley":


1.) I learned to really live on a budget and spend within my means.

2.) My son and I spend quality time together EVERYDAY. Even if it's only for 15 minutes,I stop and give him my undivided attention. (I must admit though Candy Land isn't as much fun when you're an adult.)

3.) I learned how to cook and I actually enjoy it.

4.) I get up at 4:30 a.m. to workout at least 4 days a week.

5.) I landed my dream job. I'm a technology teacher at an elementary school.

As I continue to reflect on the past few months in my life, I can't help but pause and just thank God for His Grace. As always, I must end with a question (that will hopefully move you to leave a comment), what bad has caused some good in your life?

10 comments:

Ronnie said...

Its amazing how things come full circle. Today Pastor Black spoke for the perspective of letting your failures become your successes. He also touched on not underestimating the enemy and not letting your successes change you. Keep pushing towards the future and follow God's lead. www.Kantstopservices.com

from the desk of ....me said...

Thanks, Ronnie for ur words of wisdom. What's the name of ur church again?

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your new job. I am so happy for you. Trails and tribulations are always what makes us stronger and see the big picture....not to sweat the little things and also to enjoy the little things that add up to the biggest thing of all

Her Artichoke Heart said...

Hi, Me! Whoa, what you've been through the past few months sounds horribly challenging (you were hit by an 18-wheeler? literally??). I love and admire how you were able to get so much positive stuff out of it all. Congratulations on your new job (are you teaching, too?) and your wonderful attitude!!

Anonymous said...

It is amazing how things come full circle I too was at Beulah today and received the same message. You have to learn to let go and let god.

from the desk of ....me said...

I would love to hear the sermon. Can I download from ur church's website?

from the desk of ....me said...

@ her articoke heart- yes, i'm teaching and i did get hit by an 18 wheeler while driving on the highway..my car was totaled. Thank God I didn't sustain any major injuries.

Single Mom Seeking said...

I haven't been here for a while and I'm play catching up. I LOVE this post!! You emit so much positive energy, it's inspiring. You go mama!!

joanofalltrades said...

First, I'd like to say AMEN to this post. I just love your writing style. I wish you knew how good you are. Okay to answer your question...I too recently quit a very stressful job and now I''m pregnant, so I guess that was a pretty good trade off and a wonderful blessing too!

Wenbren Explains It All said...

wow you have been through a lot, we are here to learn and become better. I like how you took all these mishaps and turned them into a learning experience. Instead of the usual why me?