Tuesday, August 26, 2008


My friend at Homesteader in Training tagged me to list 7 things about myself. I'll just share some things that are happening in my life right now since I've shared more in depth in earlier posts.

  • My kids first day of school was yesterday!
  • My first day of a new part time job was yesterday too! I really enjoyed it. I'm working in the custom framing department at a Christian owned arts and crafts type store. There's more math involved than I thought, numbers, but I think I'll get the hang of it. You get to see a lot of beautiful art!
  • I get to go observe this weekend with a wedding photographer in hopes I'll get to assist with other jobs in the near future.
  • I'm studying today for the state content test in Special Education I take on Thursday. I'm told that will really increase my chances for finding a full time teaching position. I've discovered that I'm also interested in researching the connection between art and encouraging learning disabled kids, or perfectly normal kids who don't excel in other academic subjects (I should say).
  • There is a local magazine that is distributed to all of the residents in a nearby town and I had the opportunity to photograph a couple of things for them. No pay, but great experience and photos for a portfolio as well.
  • I'm so thankful God has given me the opportunity to have this time to reach out and explore so many other options.
  • At church, I've applied for helping out with the children's ministry in some way and I'm looking forward to that. I used to spend a lot of time doing that kind of thing but it's been several years. I've been inspired lately by a blog friend to give of my time at a local ministry. There is a joy in allowing God's life and love to flow through us and this time off has opened my heart to many new possibilities!


Kathy C. said...

I like reading the 7 things, as it helps us all to know eachother a little better. It sounds as though God is opening up so many great avenues for you! Have a blessed day!

Sally said...

Yes, indeed you have many things going on, and it sounds like wonderful opportunities as well. I wish you the best in everything you do!! ((HUGS))

a bite of country cupcakes said...

You are a busy bee!!
You have some amazing opportunities
right there for you to experience and extend yourself.
Good on you for being brave enough to take up the gauntlet and try new things!Xo

a bite of country cupcakes said...

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Got alittle something for you over at my blog!
Pop by when you can...

Just Joni said...

lots of fun things to learn...the new job sounds like a lot less stress and what a wonderful thing to have art settle in your heart enough to possibly bring it to others so they might blossom from it...and the ministry makes me smile...you'll get more out of it than you ever imagined...when God puts something in our hearts how can we pass it by? Keep me posted on your endeavors.


pfranklin said...

Congratulations on having so many first steps in one day! That's a lot to handle but I know you are up to it. God does work in our lives in such special ways. Thank you for being such an inspiration to me and so many others.

Love to you, Phyllis

Annie said...

Thanks for your visit and comments Karen on my abc wednesday post...yes, I love the words to Desiderata..comes from a special time in my life when I first heard it...and when I saw it on soemone's blog..I decided I needed to put it on mine also! Glad you both enjoyed it!

Hope all goes well for you in the exam this week!