Thursday, August 27, 2009

Thinking Feeling

Ok, I don't know exactly how to say what it is right now that I am feeling, so I am just going to say it.

I feel like I am destined for great things.

Even in my "struggles" (And I "quote" that because, compared to many in this world, my struggles would be a walk in the park!) I still have hope. Like, I don't know when or how (Like, seriously, HOW?!?) I'm going to get through some of these labyrinth pathways that are forced in front of me, but I can see a light coming from somewhere!

I'm an artist. I know, it's hard to see, seeing I dropped -- err, flunked (heh heh ... ) out of art college. And what have I done in the past year since being out of school? Oh, maybe a painting. But I still feel called to it. Well, I feel called to something ... I dunno. Just called.

All I know is that God is far from finished with me. And He's taking care of me. And He's got great things in store for me! And I also know that I desperately need to get in touch with Him again. Because, I miss Him. And I am sure He misses me more than I could ever know.

And then these things, like being better to my body -- the temple of His Holy Spirit; and putting less value in secular consumerist things, and more value in genuine relationships, and love, and joy (!!) will come much easier. At least I hope.

And these worries, and these desires of my heart, like a husband, a family, a home of my own, a garden to provide for my family, they'll all come.

I think I know where I have to start. I'm signed up for the Intro to Health Basics Class, and I'm going to join Pottery. But I need a better handle on my finances, this I know! And, most importantly, I need to get back in with the church. I've found a church I like! And I go every other Sunday -- because right now that's all I get off! But I need a community again. And, it's not surprising that this is the hardest of these challenges for me to face right now. (Ok, so maybe the finances too ... but I know what I have to do there! And it's just plain ol' not be stupid!)


So sorry if I lost you in all this mess. Believe it or not though, for me, it kinda helped.

... I think,

Yeah, we'll leave it at that.

Thursday, August 06, 2009

Lazy Blog, No.2

Ok, my brain is fried ... I have drafts for entries started, but, brain, fried, you know. However! I want to keep in the habit of writing. So, another Lazy Blog. Enjoy ...

Dudes I just had a cup of tea and realised I have not updated this since you last visited... You would not believe I spend all my time in front of a computer. Seriously!.

I am totally exhausted with an awfully big adventure, being distracted by the shiny, just generally being asleep, dreaming and chancing to society in general, my day is passing in a blur from sun-up to I feel like going to bed. I am plotting and planning. life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're going to get.

I won't promise anything to you but I will update you with my nefarious activities as soon as I get a chance. Go with God, good friends. Cats if you don't..

Um, g'night! (Maybe I'll post something more interesting tomorrow!)

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Good Day, Bad Day

Wow, I have had a long blur of a day! I'll share -- what I can remember of it -- with you ... let's start with the good news!

Today was my first day at a new job -- well, half day. I am now an associate at the PictureMe Portrait Studio in Wal-Mart! I am very excited about this, as I love kids first of all, and I love photography! I'm excited to learn all kinds of tips and tricks about taking good portraits! I pretty much just got to shadow today, but getting to know some of the other people I will be working with was great -- we seem to get along pretty well already!

Now onto some bad news for the day ...

I knew the day was coming too. See, I had a follow-up appointment with my doctor today, to review some bloodwork I had done last week. And all my bloodwork came back perfectly normal, which is a good thing, except he told me that I --

To lose.

... lots.

Weight and body image has always been something I've struggled with -- and wanted to do something about -- but have never really actually done anything about it! But now I have a stack of homework to read, and papers to keep track of my diet on, and a food guide to follow, and labels to read, and exercise to track! Wow, it all seems so overwhelming right now!

Any encouragement and advice you have for me would be great -- oh! And I also want to ask for any easy-to-make, inexpensive, and healthy recipes you may have! (I say inexpensive because my sister and I rent together, and share the food bill.)

I'll blog about this again in a couple days -- I'm gonna get Sister to take some "Before" photos of me, and I might share those too. (I'm just trying to be real about it, right?) I'll share numbers, what I got from my "homework" and what I have planned. Ok? Ok!

Talk soon!

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

First Follower!

Hooray blog friends! I have my first official follower!

Mama Mel, I love your blog! Thank you so much for following me; I hope that you find the random ramblings of my mind interesting, insightful, and even inspiring!

When I come up with a button for an "I <3 You!" award, you will be the first to get one!

I quite like it myself!

Edit: The code is up on the side panel now; help yourself!

Grrr!! Why?! ;D

Ok, can you see what my banner looks like there?! Can you see it?! It's lovely -- I love the pinwheel photo. But why is it WAY OVER like that?! Ugh! Sotrustrating. :(
Edit: I seem to have muddled and fixed it a bit. I think I did ok!

I've been viewing a lot of blogs through SITS, and some of them are just so beautiful! And I want my blog to beautiful too ... not plain like it is. So, help with formatting would be very nice ... anyone? Please?
More Edit!: I found ShabbyBlogs via Farmgirl Paints (thankyoo!) and found a nice background. I am pleased. ^^ Now, I just need to tidy up formatting, and that! I may need help with! ;D

... and while we're here, I guess I could explain. Why. I chose to call my blog "From Another Angle" It's quite simple really: I couldn't think of anything else! Haha, true story! I'm pretty indecisive about things -- well, everything. And I also like the song "Sensitive" by Jewel ...

Maybe if we are surrounded in beauty,
Someday we will become what we see.
'Cause anyone can start a conflict,
It's harder yet to disregard it.
I'd rather see the world from another angle;
We are everyday angels.
Be careful with me 'cause I'd like to stay that way.

It's a really sweet song, and I like to think of myself as that innocent person, that sees things from a different perspective, and tries to see the good in all things, that she sings about in the song.

Anyway, yes, any help, advice, whatever you've got to make my blog more awesometastic, is appreciated! Please and thank you!

And as for myself, I am going to go do some heavy duty reading over at David's Blog to get some insight on my own 100 Thing Challenge! I'll share my good finds!

Oh, and have you noticed? I looove using exclamation marks! If you knew me in person, you'd think I was an exclamation mark!