I am beginning to discover that things don’t come easily to me in life.
I am SO fortunate for having a loving husband, wonderful family, and an amazing group of friends – not to mention a roof over my head, a car to drive, and food to eat.
I have to constantly remind myself of these fortunes – especially when I am prone to bad luck.
It took an extra month after their promised deadline to find out if I was admitted into college. I camped out for 30 days at the end of my driveway waiting for the mailman to bring me an acceptance letter.
Mr. Bear and I had one and a half tumultuous years of dating together before I transferred to his school. When I got there, things weren’t all lovey and romantical – it took atleast another year and a half for us to get used to one another. I had to fight long and hard for my hubsby.
My first job in Atlanta turned out to be a scam. I spent three days being lead around to believe I’d be making five figures in only a few weeks. When I found out they were full of pootie, I was devastated.
I didn’t get a permanent job in Atlanta for another five months.
Planning my wedding wasn’t magical – it took my mom and I for-ev-er to find a reception place.
THEN I was struck w a 30 day migraine and my stomach turned inside out.
I must’ve spent $1500 on medical bills.
I was sick for my wedding weekend – six flippin days – I had a fever, sore throat, nasty cough, body aches, and absolutely no voice. It was not awesome.
Being sick for a special occasion isn’t abnormal though: Mono on our family trip to Cancun, H.Pylori my whole senior year of high school, Pneumonia and Strep Throat on my first vacation with Mr. Bear
Getting into my summer teaching program was no picnic- I was strapped onto an emotional rollercoaster with no stops or an end in sight for six months.
I could go on and on…but I won’t.
Because right now I feel pretty good.
After a terrible morning yesterday, I received an email with a very sweet offer.
I AM GOING TO BE A FIRST GRADE TEACHER!!!!