Monday, July 14, 2014

Running In A New Direction

     God likes to surprise me! He really does! He also provides for me in many incredible ways! My new job is one of His lovely gifts.
     I am now an employee at Chickfila! Growing up in the south, where there is a Chickfila practically on every other street, it was a dream of mine as a little girl to work there.  I was about seven or eight when I announced to my mother that when I grew up I was going to work there. It also helped that I didn't like beef (hamburgers included) and loved eating chicken.

     Now one of my childhood dreams has come true! I say that jokingly, but the fact of the matter is that it has been a dream job of mine. Working with food is enjoyable to me, and customer service seems to fit into my personality very easily.
     I have started the training process and I already can tell that I will enjoy this job. The other employees are so friendly and genuine! They truly want to help you get settled in. I haven't actually started serving behind the counter but that happens I believe on Wednesday.
    This new road I will be running on is a little daunting, but exciting all the same!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

The Leibster Award

     Wow! All I can say is wow! I have been nominated for the Leibster Award. Since I have only started blogging, I had no idea that this was a thing, but I am super excited to participate! This is a great way to express fun facts about yourself that you wouldn't normally do! So here goes!

     First of all, I would like to thank Beth @ for nominating me! I find it so cool that we have mutual friends and know each other with only meeting twice (I think). :D

     Here goes to answering the questions.

1. Soundtrack music (music from movies) are my ultimate playlist. Seriously, look me up on Spotify to see.
2. I notice the weird background details in movies that most people probably don't think of. (For example, in the newer animated movies you can see the pupils in the characters dilate and see reflections in them.)
3. I am gluten intolerant, which means I am allergic to wheat. However, my favorite food group is breads.
4. If I am in a deep sleep, my dreams have camera angles and soundtrack music.
5. Celery is disgusting.
6. I have had 4 and a 1/2 teeth pulled out at the dentist. (Yes, I said a 1/2)
7. I have taken two years learning Chinese.
8. Online logic games are fun.
9. I wrote a full length novel at the age of 13.
10. I love accents. (My favorites are British, Irish, and Indian.)
11. I am musically minded to the extreme. (I sing to the same key as the vacuum when I am cleaning. If you don't know what that means, it's ok.)

     There you go! There are some interesting facts about myself. Here are some more direct questions from Beth.

1. What was your very first fandom? My very first fandom, I guess, was The Chronicles of Narnia, although at the time "fandoms" weren't invented yet. 
2. Makeup or no? Yes. A definite yes on Sundays and special events. Other times, yes because I should. Makeup takes too much time though.  
3. Could you survive on an uninhabited tropical island for a week with nothing but the clothes on your back? No. I would probably die. 
4. 3 websites you visit daily? Facebook, Pinterest, and Youtube. 
5. Do you have any secret boards on Pinterest? No, I do not. 
6. Favorite book/series as a kid? The Chronicles of Narnia, and the Boxcar Children. 
7. Tea or coffee? Coffee. I hate Tea.
8. Are your ears pierced? Yes. I got them pierced on my 13th birthday. It's a special "coming of age" tradition for the girls in my family. 
9. How many pairs of shoes do you have? I have three pairs, but they are getting worn out. Sadly, I need to go clothes shopping. 
10. What's your go-to breakfast food? I make a chocolate muffin everyday for breakfast. It is filled with lots of protein so it keep me full for a while. 
11. In your opinion, what is the best blog post you've written so far? I don't know. I only have four. Please tell me! ;)

     There you go! Thanks again for nominating me! I hope this provides some great insight! 

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Only 11 Days At Home

     This past month has been so chaotic and crazy, but at the same time lots of fun! It has been full of incredible opportunities and reunions with extended family! Although I am tired of riding in the car for hours on end, this month has been a good one. It has been filled with adventures!
     I have stayed in GA, KY, MI, and TN in the course of one month. I have only been home 11 days! The first trips was in GA where we stayed with family. A week with my grandparents, a day with my uncle and aunt, and about a week with another aunt. I have also driven on the interstate multiple times which has been very stimulating (not that my parents are totally comfortable with it yet!).
    The second trip was more of a mission trip to Kentucky. It doesn't seem like much of a mission trip ideal, but when you have roofed with a bunch of other teenagers for a week it feels like your serving someone! This was the first time I had ever roofed. I had no idea it was such hot and sweaty work! At the end of the day, I was filthy! I also have never been on a roof in a thunderstorm. That was certainly an adventure! But the Lord provided a safe shelter through a total stranger who was moved by what we were doing! That was certainly humbling.
    Let me see. What was the next trip? Oh! My parents, one of my sisters, and I traveled to Missouri to look at a college there! I cannot believe that next year I will possibly be moving 9 hours away by myself! It's crazy! I love this college though. College of the Ozarks is an incredible Christian college where you can work for your education and graduate debt-free! That is definitely an option I would look into!
    Then, out of the blue, one day after I had gotten home, I was kidnapped! Actually, my cousin randomly decided to take me to her house for a couple days to hang out! It was pretty awesome! We had talked about doing something like that since we were little! It was really cool to just spend time with her in her mountain home in TN.
    With her family I went to GA (again) where I met the rest of my family in the mountain cabin that my grandpa has owned since my mother was a little girl. I have been going there ever since I was seven months old! It's a great place. Tubing down the rapids is one of the highlights of that trip.
    Needless to say, that was a lot of traveling. Sitting in the car is not nearly as much fun as it was when I started. I now appreciate my home much more. My next adventure will be starting a new job at Chickfila! Won't that be exciting!