: Getting up to go to work today did not seem like a pleasant idea when I awoke this morning. Then I got into work and my favourite manager was there and asks me to do him a huge favour. What was the favour you ask? To get him coffee with a bagel and get anything I’d like as well. Why yes of course I’d do that favour! Followed by this I get my dirty chai and talked for two hours with my manager about life. When costumers finally started rolling in I made a $500 sale alone with two ipad sales and other smaller scale ones. When my store manager came in she asked me to stay another hour which turned into two. More money and more sales. I think I’ll just call this a successful work day. My job is fun again!
Now tomorrow I get to awake to go to sit on some babies at Women’s study and see some of my favourite women. I’ve missed them a ton and I feel like I haven’t been at church in years (really it has been weeks). I love Wednesdays!
: I can honestly say that I really do love my job again. Even though it is totally drama filled because people are dumb and they work you to the bone because thats just retail. The benefits of working there outweigh the bad. I get to help people pick out things that they’ll be wearing all the time. I get to share Jesus with my co-workers. I get to laugh uncontrollably because I love most of those I work with. I get to greet people and have fun talking to them. I get an awesome discount. Mostly I get to do what I do best which is just talk to people. I get to make them feel great about themselves and get to show them that someone cares. It sounds silly, but I’m not just selling clothes anymore.
: “Fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.” Hebrews 12:2
: I swear I work with the weirdest people ever. Closing shifts never cease to make me laugh. I love my job. I love my friends. I love Pac Sun! One day I just want to record everything we say when closing and see if we think its normal in the morning.
: Last night it was officiated Jules Schreiber and I are now best friends. Disneyland was where we spent our friendmoon and we now have a list a mile high of things we must do together. God most definitely put her in my life for a reason and it is so encouraging to have a girl friend so close who shares so much in common with me and has the same passion to find our identities in Christ ever day. She is such a comfort and encouragement and I am so pleased to call her best friend.
Well I’ve never shot a gun nor gone hunting. Though I would most definitely enjoy both! It was decided that I’m going to buy a shotgun on my birthday and go to a shooting range with my friend Ian. I’m really excited.
: Today after a long conversation about rock climbing, guns, and hunting, with two of my favourite guys Ian and Colton, Colton turns to me and says “gosh Ana how are you still single?!” thanks Colton way to make me feel good.
: A wedding. College group. Break Dawn. Babysitting and girls group. Work. Broomball. Archery lessons. Shopping. Girls night out. This has been the craziest most sleep deprived couple of days. It certainly isn’t over yet! Tomorrow will consist of church, homework, ramen, and Disneyland. Who needs sleep?
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” -Mark Twain
Don’t regret the things you do because more often than not we regret the things we do not do.
: I think I have a huge sign on me that says “hey stranger come up and talk to me” because one way or another I always get into a conversation with someone who is completely random. Today the random conversation consisted of a lady interrupting me while I sat at Neighborhood Cup happily drinking my coffee. She started off by talking about my raccoon tail and how rad it was that It was real. During our conversation I found out that she was from South Russian and she proceeded to teach me a whole geography lesson in which I greatly appreciated. At the end of our conversation she asked me what I would like to do after senior year and I told her I was still unsure because I was torn between school and Invisible Children. She then replied to me and said “Travel when you’re young and experience what God has put in your path. You have such a wonderful personality and you will go far. Travel and then go to school”. I was stunned to tell the truth because someone whom I’ve never met before in my life reassures me in my weak moment that I will go far in life. God is so good and always finds a way to reassure my doubting thoughts.
: The most repeated advice in my head is this “Never run away from your problems because you’ll just run right into the same ones, but in a different form”. My small group leader is the best leader I think I’ve ever had. She knows me all too well. I can finally say I am not running away.