My blog posts have been more sparse this month than I intended, but then again a few things have happened this month that I didn’t intend. One of those things was getting a strange cold-type bug that has lasted for two weeks so far. It blessed me with a nice variety of symptoms (I’m into the coughing and croaky voice right now), but the main problem I’ve had is I’ve been super tired. I sleep for a full night and wake up tired, I get home from work and want to sleep, I look at the clock after supper and wish it was time to crawl into bed. It’s crazy! I feel like I’ve been running on about 50% of my usual energy level. It’s made me grateful for my usual good health and high energy level and made me feel bad for those who are dealing with sicknesses or other things that make them tired all the time. It’s hard to accomplish anything when you feel that way! This morning I woke up and felt the worst I have any morning this week, but after a few hours of being up my brain finally decided it could feel awake, and I’ve felt more human today that I have all week, praise the Lord! I sound more like a frog than a human, but hey. I’ll take a croaky voice over a groggy brain right now.
Also in recent news, I made it through my first full week at my new job as a dental assistant! I was hired on the first of this month and trained two days last week and then worked/trained all four days this week. I’m very blessed that this opportunity arose – it’s definitely like the Lord just opened the doors and walked me through them, and it’s an answer to prayer, since I’d been praying all summer about what to do for a job after I finished at the farm. This has just the hours I’d like (not many, so I can have time to write!), is an interesting job (there are a million things to learn and do!) and the working environment is very nice. So I’ll say it again, I am incredibly blessed!
Now that I’m getting over this odd cold and there is a small ray of hope that life may fall into some kind of pattern (I say this just as the holidays are beginning!), I’m trying to get back into life and refocus my thoughts on writing so I can move forward with it. At the moment I’m pondering my next step – as I’ve said before, I would love to start working on something to potentially publish, but I just don’t know what that should be. Maybe I’ll start two things. Who knows! All I know is I need to keep praying and the Lord will open the doors! 🙂
That’s my rambling update post for now! I will post the next installment of the missionary story soon – I think we’re almost to the end of it! Then I’ll have to come up with a new series… hmm…