It's been a while since I've tended to this blog. I've been busy walking down the railroad tracks of life and trying not to get run over along the way. I'm still working as an automotive technician. It turns out that tinkering with cars was meant to be for me. Of all the various jobs I've had, this one has been my favorite. I like the challenge, and I like working with my hands. It's not a glamorous job or a cutesy job, but it fits. It's just perfect for a tomboy like me.
I finally fell in love with the area where I live. I was kind of forced to take an apartment in a place that I wasn't too crazy about moving to initially. There's nothing wrong with the town or the apartment. I think the scenery is gorgeous, and the place is very clean. I just had a different plan, but then life threw me a curveball, so I had to change my course. I ended up someplace that wasn't in the plan. It took me an entire year before I started going out and getting to know the town. It turns out that this area has EVERYTHING I need. Everything I like to do is less than 25 minutes away. There's a skating rink, a bowling alley, a smoothie spot, a table tennis club, a tennis court, a basketball court, a movie theater, a gym, bumper cars, and lots of new and exciting restaurants to visit and review. The only thing it's missing is a comedy club, but there is one about two hours away. I'll be visiting it soon. I've been taking "fun days" for myself at least once a week and just chillin' solo 'cause that's my status right now. I guess you could say that I've been dating myself lately, lol.
Love has not been kind to me. It never has been, but maybe that will change one day. It's never too late to find true love.
I still have my faith, but it has been challenged more the past year than it has ever been in my entire life. I've been dragged through the refining fire, shoved into trials and tribulations, and put through many tests. I've passed some tests and failed others. The beautiful thing is that the Heavenly Father keeps waking me up every morning and giving me additional opportunities to learn and grow into something beautiful. I can tell that he's not done with me yet, and he still holds me securely in the palms of his hands.
Through the mistakes I made, I learned to appreciate what our Savior did for us even more. The sacrifice he made just to give us the opportunity to be with him was the biggest display of love ever. We hear "God so love the world..." all the time, but it really doesn't hit home until we screw up and realize how flawed and undeserving we really are. Reflection is wisdom.