September 30, 2013

Crazy New Beginnings

It's a new week, friends!!

I started my new job today
 (and no, I'm not writing my post from said new job, I wrote this last week in anticipation for the impending craziness) 
And today marks a lot of change for my little family.
I'm making that huge switch from being a student for as long as I can remember to actually starting my career.

Not just my job.
A career. 
And that's crazy to me. 
In the midst of school it feels like it's never ending.
That it will always be unending papers to write, rules to follow, grades to achieve.
It's stressful. And hard. And having multiple breakdowns each semester because it just feels impossible. 

And now I'm on the other side of all that and it feels like I just blinked and it's over.
Weird how life does that to you, huh?

When I look back and think about all that I've gone through in the past six years to be here, on this day, starting my dream job, I'm somewhat amazed.


I've always been good at school but life threw me lots & lots of curve balls during it. 
I started college as a single mother, trying to figure out which road I wanted to take. 

I found that road heading to a career in occupational therapy and that road led to me all kinds of places I never dreamed of.

While staying the course I married someone I thought would still be with me at the end of that road to see all the new amazing beginnings we would have.
But he threw me more curve balls than I ever imagined.
Betrayal. Constant disappointments. Heartache. And ultimately divorce.
How I made it through OT school with the constant upheavals in my personal life, I can only point to God for that one. And my amazing friends & family. 

During all that chaos and uncertainty, I wondered if life would ever feel okay again.
If I was going in the right direction.
If all the hard times were worth the effort I was putting in to try and pull through it. 

Dolly Parton

And once again, I stand on the other side of all that and feel amazed. 
I was blessed with the most amazing husband I could ever have asked for after enduring all that craziness.
We started that new beginning over a year ago now and it's led to so many wonderful moments.

And I know that today, starting this newest journey for us, that there are so many more wonderful things ahead for us. 

I look at my husband when he's sitting next to me, or laughing with the kids and I have peace in the fact that although there will be chaos and upheavals in our life, he won't be it.  He won't be the cause. He'll be the rock through those times. And I'm so blessed to be able to say that now, after having not been able to say it in my previous relationship. 

There are so many things ahead of us that I'm excited about.
I'm nervous as all get-out about getting settled into it.
But excited nonetheless. 

always believe

It's amazing to look back and see all the steps that God took to get me to this day.
His fingerprints all over my future and my past.
And that of my husband's. 

It was a chaotic and hard and crazy path to get to where I'm standing today.
But it was so worth it.
And I can't wait to see what happens next :) 


Send up a little prayer for me today as I embark on this crazy journey. 
I think I'll need it!!

And if this sudden, serious post has you all confused, don't worry!! 
I'll be back tomorrow with a way fun DIY project!! 

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  1. oh my goodness- how could i forget that you have graduated?!?! lol CONGRATS!!!!! i have read your blog for a long time and i am also amazed that you could do mommy, wife, school,AND blog!! but you have! and whats really exciting for me (because i wanna be selfish right now) is that now you will have so much more time for projects and posts!! YEAH!!!!!! im so happy for you!

    1. Thank you so much!! I'm so glad to have such amazing followers/friends like you throughout all the craziness!! And I'm super excited about the extra time for projects too :)


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