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I have learned that good conversation, good company and good food will always be the one thing that makes me happier than anything else.

I had an overload of that in my last trip home and I’m still on a high from it. I don’t think I can ever get enough of it.

And without the girlfriends in my life, this wouldn’t be possible.

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The past 30 days have been remarkably bad and remarkably good. In the course of exactly one month, I:

-Lost my job (company basically shut down) and found out I needed to move out
-Went on vacation to Hawaii
-Hunted and found a new apartment
-Landed a new job through referrals (which btw, starts exactly one month to the day I lost my job)
– Flew home to visit friends

It’s been a blessing that I still can’t fully wrap my head around. At first I wanted to write it off as luck. How does someone get laid off and get a job in less than a month? Especially when I didn’t even look, they found me? But the more I thought about it, it was a blessing from God. Sure, it could be a mixture of both but the more I think about the puzzle pieces, it’s all been in His plan.

The biggest factor to me was the mentality I approached this with. I tend to stress out a lot. I stress when I don’t know what’s going on, when everything isn’t set in stone. I stress when something gets thrown off course because I need to scramble. And yes, initially, I felt that way. For about six hours.

Then I felt a peace; a peace I had never felt before in a situation like this. I had this peace that everything was going to be okay. I had this comfort that God would take care of everything. I had the comfort of knowing my friends believed in me and supported me in this time of uncertainty (even if it didn’t end up lasting long)

And through everything, I felt blessed. I felt blessed to have friends and a boyfriend who offered endless encouragement and moral support. I felt blessed to have family members who offered to let me move in with them, find a job, etc. I felt blessed to have co-workers (most of whom were also laid off) to talk about our “permanent vacation” state that we were in. I felt lucky and I felt blessed. God took care of me in every single aspect of my life. I didn’t even have time to worry and He stepped in.

To sum it all up, I am in shock and awe. But most of all, I am humbled. I am humbled in a way that leaves me with no words because really, I still don’t know how to describe how I feel.

All I can say is, praise God. Praise God for all the friends, family and opportunities He provided for me when I deserved it the least. Praise Him.

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Chatroulette was introduced to me by a co-worker a few weeks before it became an Internet sensation. Since then, we’ve all seen the ugly (and dirty) side of it. In the 5 minutes I used it, I saw enough genitalia to last me a lifetime.

That being said, it’s always nice to see the other (and clean) side of this website.

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Girl Power!

“Women and girls are one of the world’s greatest untapped resources. Remember the proverb, ‘Give a man a fish, and he’ll eat for a day, teach a man to fish, and he’ll eat for a lifetime?’ Well, if you teach a woman to fish, she’ll feed the whole village.” – Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

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Just breathe.

“The scariest moment is always just before you start. After that, things can only get better.” -Stephen King

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Quote Mania

I’m a big fan of quotes. I have a Notepad file on my computer solely dedicated to experts, quotes, and it’s appropriately titled “Good stuff”

In the past, my friends have offered to buy me books full of quotes.

So it’s only fitting that I subscribe to this blog: http://quote-book.tumblr.com/

Is it weird that I was ecstatic to discover it? Maybe, but I don’t care.

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Sadly, but not surprisingly, I broke my New Year’s resolution to blog at least once a week. That lasted for two weeks.

But I have good reasons.

Will keep this updated shortly.

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