Wednesday, August 30, 2006

My New Job!

Wow - it's exciting to type those words. I didn't think it would ever happen. After I finish up my September 15th deadline here at PwC, I will start work as the accountant for Watermark Community Church. There are so many things that are truly amazing about the way this has worked out. I didn't even have to go looking, it just fell in my lap. It's been amazing to see how God has worked out all the little details through it all. Some of the things that I am most excited about are:

- working in an encouraging environment with other believers!
- wearing jeans, flips flops, and t-shirts to work.
- working less than 5 minutes from my apartment - no more traffic!
- already knowing so many people there, so much less awkwardness for the first day!
- so much more time to spend with friends, my 7th grade girls, and other people.
- and working a normal schedule!!!!!!!!

This weekend I'm headed to a young adults retreat at Pine Cove. I think it's going to be a great time to hang out with some single student ministries girls and make some great new friends.

Thursday, August 24, 2006


My new-found discovery is that every time I talk to someone I was in accounting classes with at Baylor, it seems like I hear about someone new leaving the Big 4 or planning their escape. It's pretty exciting to see everyone's next phase of life. I mean, we all knew it would happen. Not many people go into public accounting planning on staying for forever, it's just been different than most of us thought. As I sat at lunch with some of my girlfriends downtown yesterday and discussed our misconceptions and plans for getting out, it was just exciting to me to see how God uses the year or two that He puts us there to grow us and put us through the ringer, but then gives us things that are so much better. I can't wait to see and tell you what God has for me next!

This weekend Melissa was in town from Houston and we got to go to the lake. It was great to get to hang out and spend time outside on the water :) This is all of us on the boat!

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Thursday, August 10, 2006

Nothing too exciting...

Nothing too exciting here, I just thought I should update you all on what's going on in my life a little. It's been a great couple of weeks since I've been back from New Orleans. Despite some super long hours at work I've managed to go to the lake, hang out with my roommate & her parents, get some good quality Michelle time in, and get a new haircut. I will have to take a picture of the new haircut soon & get it up here.

God is teaching me so much lately about where I am and the people around me. I was talking to my mom last night about the crazy world I've been thrown into since I graduated from Baylor, and looking back, I don't think I'd trade it. As miserable as it is most days, there are some great relationships that have come out of this place and if God has allowed me to touch just one life while I've been here, then that is so worth all the hours, all the tears, and all the heartache.

My parents & my sister are coming on Saturday on their way through from College Station to Amarillo and I am super excited about getting to hang out with them. I love getting to have my family here.