Thursday, September 11, 2008

work.... in the mornings!... in the mornings...

Right now I am having a difficult time settling into my new job with ARAMARK as the Assistant Food Service Director (still learning what this means!). I started about 4 weeks ago. I go back and forth everyday about liking and disliking it. I think it is mainly that I miss college, I miss my girlfriends, I miss my flexible schedule, I miss meeting with girls in coffee shops in the middle of the day, I miss sleeping in or choosing to skip a class just because, I miss being supported by my parents.... It has been difficult getting used to working 40 hours in an 8 am-5 pm manner everyday and then still needing to keep the house clean, do laundry, cook, read Adoniram Judson, hang out with Chasey (watch LOST- which we just got hooked on!!.... we're not so hip with the times). I know that God is strengthening me through all of this and that all of this is what I went to school for. I am seeing everyday that God has his hand in this and is sovereign over ALL things- including a 40 hour/week job that I am not completely passionate about. One other thing that God is is teaching me is dependence on Him alone... Chase works at Member's Auto Exchange selling cars and this week they just hired a new guy and changed his hours... so now Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday Chase will be closing the lot and won't get home till after 8 pm! Sad times... but I guess this will give me a chance to work out, read, clean, and hang out with girls (to look on the bright side!)

Sorry to sound so negative in this blog... there are great things about my job as well:
  • I love when I get to work at the schools and see all the little kids eating a healthy lunch who may not have one without us being there
  • The paycheck is quite nice :0)
  •  The opportunity to love on and work with people that are different than me and hopefully be able to invite them to Redeemer one day and be a light in a dark place
  • I actually do like working (even though it didn't sound like it before), but it feels good to accomplish stuff throughout the day
  • I like that everyday is different
  • I love that at the end of each day I get to be with Chase to debrief, hang out and encourage one another to get up each day and live for the Lord 
  • Oh and I get to eat FREE school lunch food everyday! :0)
"so whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the Glory of God"  
1 Corinthians 10:31 


Malinda said...

Hi! I love your new blog! I am so proud of you, your attitude and your amazing love for the Lord! I know you are a ray of light in the working world, and I'm sure they love you! I'm excited to see you in a few weeks!

Love you!!

Marcella said...

Britt I love your blog. I am glad you have joined the Blogging world! It is pretty fun. I still haven't heard any juice about the wedding! How was everything and no one has sent pictures!!! By the way the header looks great you look AMAZING! Much love, check out our blog, we finally updated!

Alissa said...

i've been praying for you. i understand the feeling oh so well! i promise that it will get better though, and normalcy will come!

Glenda McGough said...

Britt, it takes time to adjust to all of the "new" in your life. In the last year you got engaged (to a wonderful guy), finished your last semester at Tech, graduated, went to Morrocco, got married (to a wonderful guy), went on a honeymoon, got all moved in with Chase (that wonderful guy), and then landed a job before the dust could even settle. You are amazing and don't you forget it! The love you and Chase have for the Lord and each other inspires me.

Now, to the "wonderful guy"....this is your mother speaking to you. Are you doing your part? You know, the MORE than 50% I know I spoiled him, Britt, now you will have to unspoil him. But, he is trainable!!! Love you, Peeper!

Britt, am anxious and excited to see you, Brooke, Linda and Eric tomorrow night. Can't wait!! Drive safely.

Mom McGough

Sherry said...

Britt ~
Happy to see you started a blog it's so much easier to keep up with each other and to see the most current pics. Now on to that message your mother-in-law left you. Yes Chase is a great guy I will have to agree with that, yes you have had alot going on in the last year, but take it from me she is "up" to something to let you off the hook so easy....don't fall for it....LOL....Be aware very aware. Remember you are the daughter-in-law in training, you still have much to learn :)
I love and miss you both.

Glenda McGough said...

I'm speechless, just speechless!!!! Can't imagine what #1 DIL is referring to LOL

Mom McGough

Matt said...

okay...I am so creating one of these now. I have been with the blogging world for quite some time but just haven't started my own. It's about time!

I am so where you are in life right now...what is my next step Lord? Is this the right step Lord? SO MANY QUESTIONS FOR THE GOOD LORD! I miss my coffee breaks with friends too and I loved choosing if I wanted to go to class or not! Those school days I dreaded at times are now long gone...OH how i wish I could be back.

Miss you love you....just hang in there. GOd has a plan.