Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Calm...

The last two weeks have really been an awakening for me. I can't express how much more relaxed I am. The stresses of everyday life have started to lessen, and I am enjoying life a little more. The mere thought of being in control of my work schedule excites me. I have been very good about checking sub openings, and taking the ones that are available to me. Today was my second half day and tomorrow will be my first full day.

One major change that we had to make was the amount of times we ate out for dinner. We did this a lot......probably 6 meals a week (lunches and dinner included.) I never cooked on the weekends, so lunch and dinner were both eaten in town on the go. I actually flat out hated to cook. However, last saturday I made a two week menu and headed to town by myself to do some grocery shopping. We have officially had 13 dinners at home! My husband is amazed. He commented that "I feel like we are starting to date all over again.....you know, when we lived in the little house and you cooked every night to impress me!" I enjoy cooking now. I am home during the day to plan the meal, and it doesn't bother me anymore. I did get a phone call a little bit ago.....and someone is treating us to TEXAS ROADHOUSE tonight......I am super excited!

Another change, I have been much closer to God. I bought a new Bible today. I am going to attempt to read the entire thing. However, I need a reading plan....I don't want to read from one cover to the other.....I want some pizazz. If you have a good Bible study or reading plan, please comment on it. I also started reading "A Fresh-Brewed Life" today, and I have already come to realize a few things.....

1) My random thoughts are all normal and God understands.
2) God does have a plan
3)God loves me just the way I am...I don't need to change everything.
4)It's ok to be angry
5) I am special
6) There is a difference between wishes, dreams, and longings.....
7) Everyday is a new day!

Sorry for the randomness....I just had a few things on my mind....but most importantly...

I am Calm.....

6 comments:

pholmes said...

I'm so glad to hear you are doing well, and you are enjoying substitute teaching!

Grandma and Grandpa said...

I am so glad to hear that you like teaching, and are in control of your life. My grand-daughter is a Freshman at Purdue in elementary education. I know you are doing a great job; just as I know she will. Helen

The Cantlons said...

Hey Destiny,

I am so glad to hear that you are doing well. I have been wondering about you and checking your blog daily for updates. I'm glad to hear that things are a little easier without the pressures of having to work everyday. I hope things continue to get better. We miss you!

Jess

Sunny said...

You truly amaze me.

Anonymous said...

http://www.bibleuniverse.com/bible_reading_plan.asp

This is the bible reading plan that I have been trying to use. It has you reading from four different areas everyday. This website also has many other interesting things to read.
I came across your blog through Katie's. I am glad to hear that you are doing better! I have been keeping both you and Katie in my prayers!
~julie

Annie said...

Destiny---

I am so praising God for the work in you. So glad that you are feeling better, and praying for strength as you continue to face each day. ---Annie

 
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