A Little More At Ease – Day 16

I feel a little more at ease… just about got my room the way I want it. Closet is organized and my bathroom is now clutter free. Just a few more things need to happen in the room (remaining pictures hung, books put away, and random papers and miscellaneous items need to find a home)….

I’ve Got This – Day 15

The Lord continues to give me those pockets of sunshine that I prayed for a few days ago. Whenever I start to feel overwhelmed, inadequate, insecure, or afraid (when you think about it, it’s all just rooted in fear anyway), He reminds me in some way that I’ve got this! Like this evening, after our…

Be All Here – Day 14

Tomorrow begins my 6-day orientation for the MTR (Memphis Teacher Residency) program. Tonight was the welcome dinner for the class of 2019, my class. The director, David (who I swear is a pastor on his off days because of the way he speaks) gave us a few pointers or tips on how to be successful…

Perspective – Day 13

What I have to keep in mind is that people will give you advice based on their own personal experiences, their mindsets, and the way they view the world and other people. It’s so easy to get caught up in another person’s opinion about a thing. I have to be very very careful with that…

A Minor Delay- Day 12

I’m learning not to sweat the small stuff. I’m learning that this entire moving process, this whole uprooting my life, this starting over business is going to take some time to get used to. It’s going to be chaotic at times. There are going to be delays. And things are going to be all over…

Southern Hospitality – Day 11

I’m thankful for the southern hospitality that I’ve received since I’ve been here. I was invited to a family BBQ today in Millington, Tennessee. I was welcomed with open arms. The food was amazing, of course! (I tend to talk a lot about food I’m noticing.) I got to sit outside in the back and…

MLK – Day 10

I had the opportunity to visit the National Civil Rights Museum today. This was not something on my bucket list, or even close to something I just wanted to do. But I live in Memphis now, and part of living in Memphis is means living in a part of history. As I approached the historic…

Rendezvous…4 Year Vacation. – Day 9

Today, God showed me pockets of sunshine, which I prayed for. My trip to Walmart was a much better experience than yesterday’s. I traveled down beautiful highways, free of the congestion I was used to back at home. I met nice people. Ate at a popular place called Rendezvous (the food was great!). Saw Graceland…

New City. New Light. – Day 8

As I sit and write from my new room, in my new apartment, in my new city… I’m grateful. I’m grateful because God chose me, for such a time as this. He saw fit to allow me to make a difference, to set a standard, to be a light. And if I am called to…

3 Hours Behind Schedule…. or am I? – Day 7

My goal for today was to be in bed by 6:00 p.m. That didn’t happen. I have to get up in just a few hours to head to Memphis (an 8-hour drive) to start my new life! My prayer is that God’s grace is sufficient and He gives me the rest that I’ll need to…