change of plans

“For I know the plans I have for you.” - Jeremiah 29:11

This is a verse I have been telling myself everyday this past year. I am always trying to plan out everything in my life, in my week, in my day. No matter how planned I think everything is, guess what? Nothing goes as planned. I have been practicing being okay with the lack of control I have over certain things and planning is a huge one. If you would have asked me a year ago where I would be and what I would be doing I wouldn’t have guessed for a second it would be this. 

 

I never expected to be in Spain for five months, or to travel to as many places as I did. I thought I had my summer planned out with a job, starting massage school in September… Little did I know that I would be starting in July instead. My working schedule quickly changed and I left the restaurant job I just finished training for. Then I was given an amazing opportunity to work for a new and local company called BALUNSD in Scottsdale. Here I have grown and taken steps towards that sports massage/ recovery world that I hoped to join once graduating. 

 

Next thing I know, I have school four days a week, working two days a week, and having massage clinical one day a week. Amongst all the chaos, all I can do is smile and be grateful because- WOW. So many great things all at once. 

 

About a week ago I received a call from someone who was offering me yet another amazing opportunity. This time it was a position for a part time nanny. Three kids, twin 3 year olds, and a new born baby. They were looking for someone long term, and able to travel with them. They are musicians and where willing to work with my school schedule, not to mention hire me as a personal massage therapist once I am licensed. It was not a job with the Diamondbacks, which is what I have been hoping for the last few months. It is not a sports team offer. But it is the most perfect fit. I love kids, I have always enjoyed being around kids and babies. This family is not what I planned on, but I know that the Big Man upstairs has my back and has led me here. 

 

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Just a reminder that maybe what is happening in our lives isn’t what we thought; or expected, but just keep the faith that everything happens for a reason and that if you keep your mind and heart open, the best plans; His plans, will fall in your lap.