Remember that when you leave this Earth, you can take with you nothing that you have received, only what you have given, a full heart enriched by honest service, love, sacrifice and courage. -St. Francis of Assisi

Monday, March 18, 2013

Trust the outcome

Last week I was deciding whether to accept a job offer, or wait for a different job to come along..........

My gut instinct, at the end of the interview, is NO - do not take the job........ something does not sound right.......

That same day, I read the following on a blog:

Sometimes one has to stop wondering and let the nature of Life take it’s course, no questions asked, with the trust of it’s outcome. Letting the body rest in one space for a healing trickling down moment by moment filling so ever slowly finding the empty inner pieces of a puzzle. 

I think I just need to wait for another opportunity, and to forget about this one. I may not rush into another job when I leave the refuge on March 31st and just wait to see what happens.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Looking back.........and forward

I finally decided to have my blog posts printed as a book.  I created a book using the blog posts written in 2011.  After I receive this book, I will decide if I want to make changes to the format before I order a book for 2012.

Last year, my daughter gave me a book... a "write your life story book".  I find that its hard to sit and write answers to these questions. A printed book of my blog posts will explain more about who I am and the story of my life.  I will still fill out the "family tree" and "special dates" pages of that book, but leave the journal entries to the blog.

My blog posts are not always about current events.  I have blogged about my past and have included pictures from past road trips and family events. I have even included some history about my grandparents on my blog pages.

As I was previewing the pages and reading the posts,  I was surprised at some of the things I had written.  Surprised....... in a good way, I was impressed with some of the things I had written, amazed that I had written those posts. 

I started my blog on a cold January day.  I was tired of sitting in the house alone and needed a major change.  I really like some of the posts that I wrote in 2011 and now feel that my blog has gotten kinda boring since then.

Make a Wish

So, its time to look forward again and make some plans and set some goals.

Time to find some inspirational quotes to share with everyone. 

I hope to start quilting and sewing again.  I spend a lot of time reading and a lot of time on the computer. I need to make some changes, cut back on computer time and do something more productive.  

The other exciting change is that I am going to be a "Gramma".  My daughter is expecting her first child in August.  This is the reason I am staying in Texas this year.  I will happily spend my days near the beach while waiting for the baby to arrive. 

My original plan was to work at National Parks, each year, during the summer.  All of these jobs require a commitment to stay until September or October. Last year, I worked at Mesa Verde from April 11 - Oct. 24th. I'm not going to take a job and then leave early to be back in Texas by the first week of August.  I saw the problems that were created when some of the staff left before the end of their contract, it was a mess for the HR and payroll departments and for the managers creating the work schedules.

I sent out resumes stating that I would be available from April 1st to July 31st, but these dates would not work for the jobs that were available.

Rescue Turtles @ Sea Turtle Inc November 2012

So, I will stay on South Padre Island and volunteer with Sea Turtle, Inc. and work a part-time accounting job.  

I am hoping to be able to volunteer near the nesting area and watch the baby sea turtles being released into the gulf. At the end of March, I will be attending the "Sea Turtle Nesting Patrol" training session.

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It is the sandstorm that shape the stone statues of the Desert. It is the struggles of Life that form a person's character ~ Native American Proverb