Sunday, July 24, 2016

That Laid Back Vibe!!!

So, I've been in New Braunfels for about a month now, and I have to tell you, I'm loving it!!!  I'm really enjoying my new job and I love being so close to the river!

With my job, I get to meet so many people.  People from all different walks of life.  People from all over the country.  People who come out here every year to camp and float the river, and people who are here for their first time.  They say Disneyland is the "happiest place on earth", but they're wrong...River Road is!!!

I haven't really done any exploring yet, but I am getting to know my way around and have even discovered some back roads that save time and bypass traffic.  I'm so close to Gruene, and for those of you from Texas, you know that it's beautiful there.  With so many shops, and The Gristmill restaurant, and Gruene Hall, it has quickly become one of my favorite spots.

If you know me at all, then you know that two of my favorite things to do are, float the river, and see/listen to live music.  I'd have to say that I'm in the perfect place for that!!!  It's so beautiful here and there is so much to do and see that I know I'll never be bored.

This experience so far has been positive.  There is no drama, no stress, and I literally feel like a different person being here.  The vibe here is laid back, and relaxed and I couldn't feel more like myself!

The main reason I haven't written very much is because I have no phone signal out here and the WiFi is super sketchy!  Ahhhhh! The ONE drawback of living out here!  Then again, my phone being silent the majority of the time is not that bad!

I hope you all had a great weekend and I hope this next week flies by for ya!

Peace & Love

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

New Beginnings, New Me

I know it has been so long since I last wrote, but there have been so many changes in my life.  I wanted, and needed, to make some major changes, and when I was feeling low, opportunity came knocking at my door!

I was feeling so down and broken.  I was so stressed out with my living situation and my job and all I could think about was making a change.  I needed to make something happen.  But, when nothing was going my way, I began to feel frustrated, but I refused to give up hope.  My faith carried me through, and after a lot of praying and asking God for direction, a new job opportunity which would require me to move to an area that I was trying to move to anyway, literally fell in my lap.  I went for the interview, and was offered the job on the spot!  Again, accepting the job would mean moving and leaving my family, and I wasn't sure how I felt about that.  It was bittersweet.  But I knew that I would only be 3 hours from home and that I would still be able to visit without it being such a long trip.  So...I accepted the job, and I moved a little over a week ago!  I started my new job, and I am staying with my cousin for a month, or two, until I get on my feet.  I'm giving myself two months to save up some money and then I will look for my own place.  I am so excited about that!!!

I'm a happier person just being here.  Everything is so laid back, and everyone is always so pleasant that I feel right at home.  I feel like a weight has been lifted and like I'm really enjoying my life for the first time in a very long time.  I have stepped outside of my comfort zone and I am working a job that I don't have much experience in, but I have caught on quickly and I am truly loving what I do for a living.  It's amazing what can happen when you give it to God and release the control you think you have over your life!!!  I literally feel like a different person.  God is Good!

I do miss my family, but I am looking forward to seeing them in a few weeks.  Especially my niece and nephew!  I miss them terribly, but this was something that needed to be done, and I am so grateful that I possess the strength and courage to just step out on faith, and go!  I don't worry about what will happen because I know this is where I'm supposed to be.  This is just another stop on my journey!!!

I  appreciate all the love and concern, and asking for new blog entries!  That really means a lot to me! I will continue with the blog, hopefully more regularly, and write about all of the new things going on in my life.  Until then....

Peace & Love