Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Spruce it up....

Hope everyone is having a great start to the week. I don’t know if anyone else feels like this, but do you ever get caught up in the mundane things of life? Where you feel like each day is the same as the day before? I’m trying to enjoy even the mundane things, the simple things of life, because even the simple things are from God, and even those he says to enjoy.

I’ve traveled the same path to school for the path two years, three nights a week; I could probably drive the ride to Orlando blindfolded now. I travel the same path to work each day, and I try to make it different every now and then by taking a different route. Don’t get so caught up in the mundane, spruce up your life a little bit, try to make each day different then the next. It keeps life exciting :)

At work this is especially difficult, because I’m a receptionist at a law office, so it’s easy to get caught in the trap of the mundane. I answer the phone.. Sellar, Sewell, Russ, Saylor, & Johnson. Yes, I say it in my sleep, and I even have to catch myself at home when answering the phone, ha. I do the same tasks day in and day out, but our life isn’t mean to be mundane, so starting now I’m going to consciously try to make the job different from day to day.

When I get into my career of being a Court Reporter, the thing I’m most excited about is the everyday variety of the job and of each and every day in and of itself. Each day will bring something new to the table. I’ll be able to look back on all my hard work to get to where I want to be with pride and a sense of accomplishment.

Oh, and yesterday, a quick change of subject here, I was in Starbucks heaven, I was able to get a Cinnamon Dolce Frappucino. I hadn’t had one in so long. As many of you know, Starbucks can be a very expensive habit. So yesterday I decided to treat myself, and enjoyed every sip of it. Sometimes it gets me through my nights of classes. Sometimes I just have to pretend it’s not even there on my way to school, or I’d be in serious debt, lol :)

So here we are at Tuesday and yet another night of class to tackle tonight. I just think of it as one more day closer to being done and one step closer to the goal. It’s been quite a sacrifice for the past couple of years. I’ve completely surrendered my weeks to school, but I will say I have come to have a new appreciation for my Wednesdays, the only day out of the week I don’t have class, besides Friday of course. I’ve really come to enjoy the car rides though. I think that’s one of the things I’m going to miss when school is all said and done, but not the gas, lol…. It really allows me the time to quiet my spirit, and spend that time with him, whether it’s turning the radio off and driving in silence or cranking my praise and worship music up and jamming out, or just simply taking that time to talk with him. It’s that time for Lauren, where in the craziness of life, I often forget that I need that time, but I’ve really come to appreciate it.

So if you get a chance, spruce up your day and be still long enough to see what God has to say to you :)

Be blessed! xoxo



jessHEBuf said...

LAUREN! I appreciate that you are trying to "Spruce it up..." Where Lucas and I live in St. Marys, GA it's like a "one road in, one road out" kindof town. We live on the waterfront and it's easy to get caught up in taking the same route every single day, whether it's to work, WalMart, the interstate or to the grocery store! There are MANY times that I will take the "long route" just to mix it up and get a change in pace for a few minutes. I really do believe it is important....

Also, I just want to say that I am SO proud of you for your outlook on life at this time in your journey! School is hard and LONG and can get annoying and mundane very quickly....hang in there, it'll be over before you know it! I hope you are enjoying your time in school, but also finding things to enjoy on the weekends and days off of school as well!

MISS YOU MUCH- Keep in touch!

Holly said...

Well, Jess took the words right out of my mouth!! I loved this blog- thank you for writing! :) Have a great week!!