If not, you need to stop reading right now and go to the grocery store and buy yourself some blonde oreos. I think the proper name is "golden", but let me tell you, these morsels are utter satisfaction. My roommate's boyfriend introduced me to them today and I am blissful.
Granted, that could be because I've been depriving myself from sweets. But, you know, I have a pretty advanced sweet palate. I don't think it could be ruined after a brief retreat from sweets. I feel as though I'm still certified to recommend such delicacies.
So go try some. Today.
I was looking for something to support my Townline income, mostly just for Mondays and Wednesdays during the day.
And I am now a Jimmy John's employee.
It was the first place I stopped, and when the guy handed me the application I knocked over the gift cards and splayed them all out over the floor. Ten seconds later the guy asked me if I'd like to come back at three for an interview.
Well, sure. If you want the klutz, I'll be back.
So I went back at three and answered questions about my strengths and weaknesses and why I wanted to work at Jimmy John's(the amazing marketing, the yummy food). And when we were done talking my new boss said he'd see me on Monday for orientation.
Happiness! I get to work at Jimmy John's!
Last semester I was really blessed. I despised accounting more than I know how to put into words, but I had three classes with teachers who quickly became three of my favorites, and liked the last class I had.
This semester...oh boy. Lots of financial math stuff. And more accounting. My only hope is my advertising class, that was cancelled today. On the first day. For good reason I'm sure, but I was hoping I'd get to go to that class and discover what a light at the end of the tunnel it would be for me. At least, I sure hope it will be, or this is going to be one rough semester.
A while ago I sang this song in church...and it makes me happy. But before it makes me happy, it breaks me down. It's what all the Jesus songs that I love do. They point out exactly what I'm doing wrong -- but because they do, and by the grace of God, I am able to change that. I'm able to fix it. Often times only temporarily until God points out once again how quickly I can rely on myself instead of Him, but slowly, I am learning.
I'm a girl who likes to plan. I have plans for my life, and when something changes those plans, I am not happy. I forget all about things happening because God wants them to, and I get swept up in MY plans for MY life...and even though I know without a doubt that God's plans are better, I'm angry that my plans are being changed.
It's ridiculous. It's like having a flashlight in a pitch black cave and choosing not to turn it on because I think I'm better off without it.
It's also why this song make me happy. Because when I'm relying on myself, I feel lost. But when I remember that I shouldn't be, that I should be letting go of all the things I let get inbetween me and God, and I make Him number one in my life again? Things are so much easier.
So I'm presenting this as a challenge, to me and to you. Go read those words again. What's getting in between you and God? Your pride? Your selfishness? Thinking that you know where your life should go and what you should be doing in every decision better than He does? Someone or something else? Whatever it is...just let it go. There's no way it can possibly be better than what God has created you specifically for.
But, I'm trying to eat super healthy due to the next few months having lots of look-my-best occasions. When I eat super healthy I wind up eating a lot of the same things over and over again and that gets hopelessly boring quite quickly. And Glamour has all these yummy recipes online that actually don't make that many servings. For instance, a mushroom stroganoff. I am a mushroom addict.
So, I've decided that I'm going to make this tomorrow. And yesterday I went shopping for the ingredients. Instead of going to WalMart like I always do I decided to find a grocery store closer to my townhouse because I just needed food, instead of needing other random things that make WalMart a more logical choice. There's a grocery store right down the road, but it's pretty shady and I don't really like going there, so I decided to check out the Copps that I knew the general location of but had never been to before.
Oh am I ever glad I did. The front on the outside is all natural stone and the inside is tile and warm paint tones and softer lighting. It's new and shiny and clean. I LOVE it. I am seriously excited to go grocery shopping again just so I can go to the pretty grocery store that has all the same things as WalMart.
This is why I love marketing. It's the packaging, the presentation. Well, and a lot more than that. But a big part is how things are displayed and how that can influence the customer. The customer service wasn't really any better at Copps than at WalMart. The guy at the meat counter didn't even hardly smile at me. But there was pretty tile on the wall behind him. And washed stone on the ground underneath my feet. And that made the whole experience better.
I cannot WAIT for school to start again. I need brain food.
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I woke up this morning in 2010 and was like, oh look. It's tomorrow. Okay, moving on with my day. I didn't have a big reflect back moment on the ups and downs of my 2009, and I didn't spend a long moment thinking about what I'm going to do this year.
I did, however, have a very brief moment where I was like, hey. Wait a second. I GRADUATE this year.
Okay, now that is something to look forward to in 2010.