Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen,
I am currently sitting in an airport in sunny California waiting to return to sunny Florida! I have never been in California before and although I am not sure if this would really qualify as a real trip to California, I can certainly say that I’ve been here.
Yesterday was a hectic day. It was non-stop chaotic from beginning to the end, and at moments, I was afraid I may breakdown. Nonetheless, I was confident that God had my back and there was a reason I was being sent on this journey. Somehow, I made it through this less than 24-hour California excursion with plenty of prayers and lots of preparation and emails with my home office (shout out to my B-crew for answering my frantic emails and texts!).
Through it all I met some amazing people who offered free rides, insight and good laughs during a stressful time. And, in the end, my heart was still in Florida split between Orlando and Coral Springs.
Sometimes it takes leaving home to realize where your heart remains because that’s home.
After my work commitment, I had a few hours to kill before my flight and knew I should be doing work, so I brought my laptop and answered emails while I got a pedicure in a massage chair. Have you ever sat in one of those things???? Seriously? I thought I had died and gone to heaven? The woman could have up-sold me almost anything and I would have said yes… and I think by the end, I did. She told me I had dry skin and had to have a sugar scrub, my calluses were horrendous so I desperately needed the callous rub, and I am clearly stressed so why not have the 15 minute foot massage? I walked out of there with my email box caught up for the day… and feeling a million times lighter. It was amazing.
If only I could have gone back to my hotel room at that point to take an three hour nap… I could really use one at this point.
The last few months have been so hectic that I have not been able to update at all. And, honestly, I haven’t wanted to because I have not felt very encouraging. I have not been encouraged in my life, in what I am doing. I am trying to get back to the happiness I felt with what I am doing. I have to refocus on the fact that I am doing what so many people only dream about being able to do. How many people dream about being able to have a job in which they could jump on a plane and go to California for the DAY? I never thought I would have these type of experiences and I need to start appreciating them more instead of focusing on the negative aspects and wallowing in my own self-pity. It’s pathetic.
The next few days are going to be so much fun and I’m going to focus on recharging and recentering. I need it. I’m looking forward to it. I’m so ready for it.
Now just five more hours to kill before my flight… then six more hours of traveling before my weekend can “officially” start.