Life is like a bowl of soup.
You have the really good tasting parts. The parts that practically make the soup worth eating like potatoes and meat, and then you have the gross parts like the mushy carrots and peas...
And you have to have BOTH parts to make the stew. Like.. the flavor wouldn't be the same without the mushy carrots and peas..
You also have to eat BOTH parts or else you don't get dessert.
There are ALOT of mushy carrots and peas in my stew of life.
I thought I had gotten a good chunk of meat and potatoes.. but no... I just found a HUGE portion of peas and carrots.
And I am not happy.
I have to eat it though.
I will get through it.
I will get my dessert.
Everything is gonna be okay..
How do I know? (Good question)
I am told I am a tough cookie.
I don't know if I always believe this person.
Am I really as tough as he thinks I am?
And my grandpa Joe says the same thing....
And I do believe him... mostly.
It's just been a rough day. I hit the wall. Hard. And it hurts.
We all had a reality check today. All of us education majors. And I feel like I am so close.... I CANT let anything get between me and this degree.
God has got my back... it's really hard trusting him. Really hard. And it shouldn't be... cause when has he let me down? Never. He is ALWAYS there for me. ALWAYS looking out for me, even when I don't agree with him, he knows what is best for me.
My entire major who is doing student teaching, went through sticker shock today. And pretty much all of it is out of pocket.
Which is terrifying cause there isn't much in my pockets. I mean today there was a pretty rock a kid somewhere gave to me. And some lint.
And I am ashamed to say... I panicked. I mean I had to go for a walk to calm down because I was internally freaking out.
Then I got to work. Which I love work. God has blessed me with the GREATEST bosses in the entire world. He really has.
I get to work and I was talking with a co-worker, about my sandwich actually and how the Sports Cafe is actually quite delicious.
When I noticed a guy standing in front of the door. "Looks like he doesn't have his ID.." I noted.
See.. this is a problem because we have this policy my boss is pushing about how if the students don't have their IDs then they have to go back and get them.
So, still being in sticker shock... I asked my co-worker (supervisor actually) if he would please tell the guy on his way out. And him being a good guy... did.
Well the guy is NOT happy. Starts arguing with my supervisor.
Long story short, I ended up having to call security. And I got yelled at. Was told I wasn't human, I was a robot. I didn't have a heart and yeah.
Finally security got there, and we have a wonderful security team. We really do. He calmly took care of the situation. He did a wonderful job. Then he stayed to make sure the rest of the guys had their IDs. Really really nice of him.
Then later, the big boss came in, (the one above my other boss) and was all, "How are things" and I was all "Good. However my replacement isn't here yet." and My boss was all "Go home, I will stay, you earned it. You did good." Which made me feel ALOT better. Cause I hate getting yelled at for things out of my control.
So if you are having a bad day, moral of the story is, don't yell at a worker. They are just doing their job. And who knows... maybe they are having a bad day too.
But the meat and potatoes part of my day?
Today was the homecoming parade for the highschool here at this little town. And so the dance studio I work at naturally was in the parade.
I got to dress up as Minnie Mouse!!!
My favorite moment, besides seeing how STINKING EXCITED the kids got when they saw the float with Minnie, Mickey, a Minion, Raphael from TMNT, and Olaf, was.... (drum roll please.)
There was this little old lady sitting on her porch. And those of us were bouncing around and waving, and I was told to blow kisses. So I waved at this old lady, and then I blew her a kiss. Well! She was just SO excited! You could tell she was giggling and she blew a kiss back at me!!! Made my day!!!
Another piece of meat and potatoes, was that I got one of my friends to agree that my funeral will consist of explosions of purple glitter, trans siberian orchestra music, and a sundae bar!!! Can you imagine how AWESOME that funeral would be?! I had to give up the puppies though to be able to keep the glitter.
My day wasn't all mashed carrots and peas.
I had some meat and potatoes!