Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Favorites & Lessons {Of 23} // Vol. 2

Continuing on with my favorites & lessons from 23 today. 
To check out Vol. 1, click on over here

Six // God decided I needed a job change. So He took me from being a Client Support Specialist at a Property Management Software company, and turned me into a Financial Analyst for an Engineering company. 

If you're wondering what any of those things have in common with one another, do yourself a favor and save your brain power. They have nothing to do with each other. There is not one single overlap in my two jobs since college. 

Except for the fact that they both use Excel. The new one with wayyy more of it. 

God took me way out of my comfort zone. He threw me a challenge, because He had enough faith in me that I could handle it. 

I made God a deal. I told Him that if I got a job offer, I would take that as His sign that it was time to move on. I told Him that if I got an offer, I would accept it. And guess what? 
That's exactly what I did. 

{Source: this post.}

Seven // I celebrated my sixth Halloween here in Santa Barbara. It's kiiind of a big deal here. 

And said goodbye to a sweet friend who took a leap of faith to move wayy far away to Wyoming. 

That was us on both of our last days at work. We put in our notice not realizing that we'd have the same last day, but it was pretty sweet to share that transition together. 

Eight // I became a vegetarian. Well, actually, I first became a pescatarian. My goal was to make it through the holidays, and I successfully made it through my first Turkey-free Thanksgiving!

I'm happy to report that 9 months later, I'm still meat free! I actually made the jump to go full veg a little over a month ago, and am really excited to be sticking with this. 

Nine // I came to truly value community this past year. I learned that as a Christian, it is so important to have strong Christian friendships. 

I came to truly understand that God did not design us to ever be alone. He designed us to embrace the wonderful gift of community, and that in doing so, we can show the world 
His love

I am so thankful for the community that God has built up around me. 

{Source: this post.}

More favorites & lessons coming tomorrow! :)


Pamela said...

Love this! Love how you put your faith in God in so many ways!!

Hilda said...

i love how you continue to have full faith in God every day. o inspiring!! ❤

Julie said...

"God did not design us to be alone" LOVE that so much. Such truth in your words, girl! I love seeing what you've learned from God, how you've trusted Him, and how He's been faithful to you this year! Just more proof of His goodness :)

The Pink Growl said...

Love these! And you are so cute in your little cheer uniform :)

Kiki said...

I am in love with these posts of yours--it's so fun to see how much has happened in your life in the span of 12 months. It's even cooler to see how you've grown in Him, too! Can't wait to read tomorrow's post! :)

Erin LFF said...

I always love seeing your cheerleading uniform pics haha--- and I mean that in the least creepy way possible! :) Just takes me back!!

Strong Christian friendships are something I didn't value/know for a LONG time but I'm so sooo thankful for them now!

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

Wow, what an amazing year 23 has been! Just caught up on these last two posts and I just love it. You are just brimming over with joy and passion right now. :)