Saturday, July 30, 2011

Ain't it FUNNY....

My how time has flown since my last post; so many things in my life have changed….I don’t even know where to begin.  So, let’s see….
1.       I changed jobs…still trying to get into my career, but due to the grant closing, they decided to make some cut back (hey, you win some and you lose some).  My current position is still underway because of my extreme training, but I am trying to make it…LOL!
2.       I went out on another blind date….It was a first for me only because he was really shy!  If you know me, you know that I am not the type to become shy during any situation.  Imagine me asking over 30 questions to his 6 questions…LOL!  Hey, someone had to carry that conversation or otherwise, we would have just sat at the Italian restaurant looking into space.  To say that this date was a learning experience, I would have to agree, along with me finding the courage on the same night to do Number 3….
3.       I FINALLY TOLD Mr. Game Plan how I REALLY FELT!  Now, to be honest, I don’t imagine anything coming from the recent disclosure of feelings.  However, I have come to realize that dreams can actually come true, if God has written it out that way.  For me, the decision to release the information wasn’t planned…I had actually taken my godmom’s advice and dropped it, but after having a girl’s night on the town for drinks and sushi, a random question came up….it was a question that I felt that only HE could answer (LOOK, he is one of the few professional athletes that I know personally, so he was my ONLY source).
4.       I actually zip lined across thousands of trees… (Well, not that many...LOL), but I was over 300 feet high.  To be honest, I don’t like heights, nor do I love to fly through the air….on my current 2011 bucket list, I added some sort of sky adventure.  I was so proud of myself, but the funny part is this:  I didn’t zip right one time, except for the first one…all the other lines that I zipped down, I went backward and half the time, I didn’t brake like I was instructed to.  My family got a great laugh out of me and I admit, I laughed my butt off too….it was an experience that I can’t forget.
5.       I enjoyed my annual FAM trip….there were moments that I wasn’t sure what the outcome would be, but I realized that if you approach situations with a positive attitude, you are sure to receive positive results…now, don’t mistake what I said:   There were still some moments that weren’t the best, but I gave it my best.  When dealing with family, it’s best to know that most of the time, you might not see eye 2 eye; I guess for the most part, that’s okay.  During my trip, I cried, laughed, almost peed on myself, smiled extra hard, and reflected on the great blessings that God has given my family.  My happy moments outweighed the emotional and crazy ones…

Well, there you have it…the updated list of where my life has been for the past month…I didn’t realize that I actually did that much.  My life is starting to make sense to me; I can’t always predict what outcomes I will have….who knows, I might end up finding my ideal job next month, be asked out on an official date by Mr. Game Plan, scratch another item off my “bucket” list, and enjoy another great FAM moment…”Ain’t it funny how life goes around…”

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Leaving the OLD Change....

Sam Cooke once said “A Change is Gonna Come”….and boy, did that change ever come my way.  June 1, 2008 started an adventure of a lifetime for me; I began my employment with CCOC.  I would like to think that the experience within this office has increased my patience for today.  Have you ever felt that life was throwing you a curve ball; one that most people couldn’t possibly understand?  Over the course of 3 years, I was granted the opportunity to explore new passions, and relive old ones.  I was given the chance to manage students, while conducting mental surveys on adults.  I presented live presentations to groups of 2 to more than 15; I created magical moments for my peers and surrounding communities….name it, and I might tell you that I was afforded the resources to do so.  So, I know that some of you might be wondering where the sadness lies; my former boss (a word that she hated to be called…lol) passed during the month of October.  It was odd due to the fact that it was National Breast Cancer Month and that was the cause of death.  TDBC taught me that the world gives you NOTHING, yet God gives you EVERYTHING!  During the 2 years that I knew TDBC, my world always grew with a bright spot; whenever I got the chance to bring up her well doing, I always seized the moment!  There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t miss her or wonder what my life would be like if she was still here; I know, it might seem selfish but you would have to understand our relationship/friendship/family to slightly understand.  She is always missed and loved dearly!!!!

Now, not only did I meet TDBC, but I was given great relationships with KB, SJ, SL, KC, EF, RM, TM, & SW.  Some of these individuals worked in CCOC with me or some I met through coworkers.  The bonds that I have with them will be tested with the distance; by distance, I mean a new position.  Yes, I have a new position….Sam Cooke told me that “a change was going to come”, but I wasn’t really ready for that change….I can’t really discuss the new change right now, but I will surely discuss it when the time is right (keep praying with me; we are wanting the new change to be changed…).  Okay, so what was the point of this session…easy:  CONTINUE TO FOLLOW YOUR DREAMS & DON’T ALLOW YOUR CHANGE TO STOP YOU!  I still have plans to pursue an advanced degree by next fall; I still have plans to continue my blogging sessions/moments; I still have plans to own and operate a event coordination company….My dreams and goals have not stopped due to the old or new change; maybe it has only opened my eyes to what is ahead for me!  Who knows, maybe the blog will become nationwide with over 12,000 followers by next year….DREAM BIG and the rest is sure to follow…..

This Creole Soul is blessed to be a Guillory….let’s see what the next journey is for me!