LIVING: Just before leaving for MTI, I moved out of my condo with the hope that it would be sold before my return. While I am STILL waiting to hear from the bank if they will approve the sale, I did not think it was smart to move back into the place since I have no idea when it will actually sell, and since I have already stored or sold all my stuff. Hopefully, I will hear by the end of this upcoming week if it will be approved. PLEASE PRAY for this to occur so that I can move forward without this burden as I move to Peru. Please also pray that WHEN it does happen, I can be at peace with it all. Selling the first home I've ever purchased and have lived in for the past 7 years is pretty emotional, even if it is also my biggest burden. The blessing in all of this, is that instead of living in my condo, I am living with a wonderful couple (and their 2 dogs-see picture above) from my church, who have so graciously let me stay with them until my departure. I really enjoy their company, their dogs (Piper & Jack), and my favorite part of their house...their front porch.
WORK: While I'm blessed to still work at my wonderful job through the summer, everything about it has changed. My hours, my commute, my clients, and even the room I worked in for the past 5 years. I was surprised at first just how much these changes (mostly anticipated) affected me. I was grumpy and sad. With all the other changes I had incurred, I had hoped this part of "normal" would feel the same as it did when I left. What I learned at MTI was that my expectations did not match reality and I had a major "TWANG" when it all collided. Thankfully, I was able to realize this quickly and adjust my expectations. After some time during my devotions (on the front porch), I realized that even these changes though unwelcome at first, will help me to transition out of a job that I LOVE much easier because my "normal" has already changed since I already said goodbye to the clients who I have worked with for years and love dearly when I left in May.