Monday, July 19, 2010

Miscellany Monday

Miscellany Monday @ lowercase letters

Thanks for stopping by to read my completely random musings this Monday!

{One} What a great weekend!  Got a little tan at the lake and spent some time with great friends whom I hadn't seen in a very long time!  The wedding reception turned out to be a blast - even hubby was dancing and enjoying himself.  Agh...just good times!

{Two} Lately I have had the desire to pack up and just move somewhere.  Somewhere completely random that I've never even been before - like Seattle, Denver or somewhere in California.  I don't want to visit - I want to *move* my entire life - like tomorrow.  Umm yeah...did I mention I'm a complete control freak, don't really like change too much and love all things Southern?  Why in the world do I have this burning desire for a new adventure??? 

{Three}  In addition to wanting to completely uproot my life - I've been thinking a lot about my profession.  I truly enjoy being an accountant.  (Yes, some people actually like to crunch numbers all day!) But I wonder if I'm missing some greater calling for my life.  I mean - I spend 40+ hours a week doing work that doesn't really make a difference.  It keeps my company running - but I'm certainly not impacting lives or doing anything for the greater good.  Christ calls me to have a servant's heart - but who am I serving?

{Four}  I've had this unsettling feeling that I will have difficulty becoming pregnant lately.  It is a reality, isn't it?  I have read about so many women who have tried and tried but are unable to have children.  I have friends who are struggling with this issue right now.  I'm not even trying to have a kid yet - and I'm already worried that I won't be able to!  So it kind of makes me want to just start trying now anyway - so if there are problems we have more time to address them.  But then again, I don't think we're exactly ready just yet - and what happens if we miraculously get preggo on the first try?  Oye....oye...oye.... 

{Five}  Can anyone say "Quarter Life Crisis"?!?!?!  I'm pretty sure I'm there (please refer to items two, three and four!)  Needless to say I spend a great deal of time in prayer these days.  Praying for peace, for understanding and contentment.  I'm slowly learning that my future, my blessings, my trials and stresses are not mine to worry about.  I need to rest easy in His love and rely on Him for strength and comfort when life feels overwhelming or uncertain.  It's a lesson I struggle with everyday.

{Six}  Despite items two, three, four & five - LIFE IS GOOD!  Seriously, I am *so* blessed!  Wonderful, adoring, hardworking, talented husband?  Check!  Beautiful home to call my own?  Check!  Family to love and support me?  Check!  The most loving, adorable puppies in the world?  Check!  Undeserved, grace-given salvation?  Check!  Life is good!

{Seven} Today is the last day to enter my Kirkland's Giveway - winner will be announced tomorrow!

26 comments:

Krystal said...

I think everyone has those mixed feelings about their job. If *you* really enjoy what you're doing, keep it up! =) Perhaps you could add in some volunteer efforts on weekends?

OneCraftyFox said...

Sounds like a roller coaster weekend, hope you are doing fabulously through it all :)

Mateya said...

I seriously worry about not being able to get pregnant either and we're not even married yet haha! It's just such a deep desire of mine to have a child and there is just something so scary about thinking I may not be able to!

Glad you had a great weekend!

Maine Mummy said...

I crunch numbers all day too and just as I was thinking it was doing nothing and I wanted out one of my co-workers started coming to church with me and she and her fiance (now husband) have now both given their lives to Christ and been baptized. Their journey has been a true blessing in my life. Who knew that's why I was in this job!

Same Sweet Girl: Memoir of a Southern Belle said...

Glad you had fun at the lake girl! I need to go to the lake ASAP! I haven't been this year. :(

I'm going through a quarter life crisis myself! It's so weird how things were just fine for years and then all of a sudden you feel so overwhelmed and scared and old! LOL

Angela Noelle said...

I've always felt the same about my ability to get pregnant. I don't really have anything to base it on, just an instinct that when the time comes, it will be difficult. Since we're planning to start trying soon, I've been stressing about it quite a bit lately!

Kate said...

I am a control freak, but I have found that moving is something I don't mind so much. I love the idea of getting to know new places and new people. It usually doesn't hit me how crazy the move actually was until I have done it. However, as I am getting older, I am now praying that God will lead me somewhere where I will feel at home and will be able to stay for a while.

Blessings,
Kate

Aly @ Analyze This said...

I was JUST going through my quarter life crisis! Hopefully with the new job and some other new things in my life...everything will be alright and I can enjoy myself :)

Missed reading your blog last week...I am off to catch up!!

xoxo

Ms. Emily Ann said...

I have had many of the same thoughts, worries, ponderings as you lately - I would love to live in California or Colorado, anywhere out west again, but then I remember its the people in our lives that matter, more than the place... and I am always thinking about work and a new career - but that's what our 20s are for, figuring it all out :)

ty said...

I think everyone has a mid-twenties crisis. I did the whole move away randomly thing, and while I don't regret anything at all, it's nice now to be in a stable, calm place. I think everyone worries that they aren't getting the most out of life. The grass is always greener on the other side, but their water bill is probably higher :)

Jessica @ Acting Adult said...

I have the exact same fear about not being able to conceive. I just keep reminding myself to have faith in God and that whenever he is ready to send us a child, we'll receive him or her with open arms. Until then, I'll try to keep the house clean with just one other person in it!

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Mr. Superman & Mrs. S. said...

I'm definitely at a twenties life crisis. Sounds like a fab weekend though!

Andrea said...

I know what you mean about wanting to completely uproot your life, I have felt like that before, and I blame it on a quarter life crisis! Regarding the not being able to get pregnant thing. I thought that too so I started trying several months before I was mentally ready and it pretty much happened in the first week! Crazy! It's a blessing in disguise I guess, and I don't know where those weird feelings come from. My woman's intuition was way off base on that one LOL! ~Andrea
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Anne said...

I can totally relate to #4. You described how I feel about it to a tee. I am totally freaked out I won't be able to have kids, but not ready to have kids at the same time. I also wonder if we should start trying before we're ready so that by the time we are we'll know if something is wrong - but then what if nothing is wrong and it happens soon?!?!?! I wish I could control it all :)

Melanie said...

You definately have had alot on your mind lately!!! Don't worry about pregnancy..when the time is right for you guys..God will let you know! ;-) trust me..this I know! Moving sounds like fun and adventerous too..pray about your desires you've been having about that..God will show you what He's wanting you to do! Happy monday!

Whitney said...

I can totally relate to you about the pregnancy thing. My guy and I are have only been dating a little over a year. We plan to get married, and then a few years after that have kids. I am afraid that when we do want to try to have kids that I won't be able to.

I have never had a job that I felt like was my career :( but every job that I've worked at (i.e., cashier, sales associate, technical support, etc.), I've felt like it didn't matter. I felt like I was wasting my talents and what I was meant to do. The only problem was that I never got the chance, so I had to settle. I hate settling. That's why I decided to go to graduate school and get a master's in mental health counseling...so I could do what I love and help people.

Brittany Ann said...

I have the same fertility fears. Do you think it's because of the pervasiveness of it on the Internet, or is it a feeling in your heart? I only ask because I'm having a hard discerning it for myself as well!

My Life As I Live It said...

I can totally relate to {Two}, I want to move somewhere and start fresh, where no one knows me, and I have to rediscover where stores and restaurants are located, I want to venture into uncharted territory, I'm dying for an adventure.

Tess said...

I think all women feel that way about their job. I work in education and I still feel like I'm not fulfilling my calling from God. Hang in there. :)

Mrs. Pick said...

I think we all feel the way you do at some point in our lives! I'm pretty sure I went through my quarter life crisis early----like 23! I'm glad I did because I wouldn't change anything for the world with how the last 4 years have played out!

Brittany said...

I know what you mean about just packing up and moving. I think it would be a great life experience! I'm not quite sure I'd go through with it though.

I also worry about the getting pregnant thing. I'm not even engaged though! Or close to being there. Having kiddos is years away for me, yet I still worry about the what if's?

Glad you had an awesome weekend and got a tan :)

Kassie said...

I think the moving thing is totally our age! We get itchy feet at this age before "settling" down with little munchkins. :)

Sarah Ann said...

It's amazing how quickly we can start worrying! I have been doing the same thing about the pregnancy and we aren't trying either!

Stacey said...

So so funny hearing you want to move...what were those words I heard before "I want to be settled somewhere and never move".
Guess you got that "gypsie" (as Nana calls it) blood that flows inside.
Glad you had a good weekend, we did too! Even though we were wet part of the time.

Kristin said...

Hi friend! I totally have those feelings of taking up stakes and moving-except for me, it's to Europe. And I have those feelings OFTEN! Ugh! As for your job and making a difference, there is a saying I really like: "You make a living by what you get, but you make a life by what you give". I think for many of us, our "life calling" is found outside of our careers. It's very rare that the two intertwine!



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