Tuesday, April 21, 2009


So, starting jobs & ending jobs, and generally working a job, can be stressful at times. There are highs, lows, and unpredictability at times. In the last three years I have had 3 jobs, all started at part time, 2 turned into full time.

The first month of a new job is an interesting one. "Seriously, I have to say all that when I answer the phone?" Or, "Ok, I have to approve every $10 I spend on the company card for post-it purchases." And, "This work a 15 year old could do. Thanks for the lesson in humility, Lord." Also, "Yes, my first paycheck! Wow, why do I have to give to social security when I'm not even guaranteed the S.S. program will be around when I'm in my 60's?"

The last month is usually... "Finally!" Or, "I'm going to wear sweats today. What are they going to do, fire me?" I always have left jobs on my own terms. I've never really been fired. I also have had something else to move to. Well, this time it's different.

I moved back to California, from Utah, to spend more time with my family and boyfriend (at the time). I also was feeling like it was time to move on from working at Standing Together, where I had been employed for 2 years. I packed up everything and moved back to Pasadena. I was living in a house with great roommates, now I'm in my older brother's old room in my parents house. I went from living independent of my family to living under Warren & Ruth's roof, as well as working back at the family business. Those were the things I was getting away from by moving to Utah. God taught me about surrendering my plans to His plan. He showed me how prideful I was and I'm not entitled to get my way all the time. He also walked me through a new season.

On the job subject... I was humbled to come into a job situation that was not ideal. I won't give all the details, but it hasn't been good. It has been extremely hard for me to wake up every morning and get ready for work. I typically sleep for 7-8 hours, but over the last 60 days, I could sleep 9-10 hours! My body knows that I haven't wanted to go to my place of employment. Weird!

I am ending this job maybe today, maybe next week, or maybe in 5 weeks. I don't even know! Do I have another option lined up? Tentatively. Doesn't sound too secure, huh? Well, I have a peace about it. I know California is like the worst place to find a job right now, but God will provide. David & I are planning a wedding which costs money. I drive a car, which costs money. And so on and so on. God is faithful. He provides.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009



1. Cat Ryono
2. Cat the feline
3. Cats the musical

Blogging on Blogging

Well, today I had the privilege to spend some quality time with my dear friend Cat. Whether she realized/knew it or not, I felt a little off today. Like all the ducks weren't lining up in a row or I was half a second behind in talking/responding. (As I speak, I'm having trouble thinking of how to even write a sentence!) Oh well. You & I will just have to deal with it. 

Back to Cat. We talked about blogging and I realized I hadn't in a while. Sometimes I think of interesting topics to blog about, but if I don't sit down at my computer right away or I don't write out the idea on the receipt in my purse, they will never be posted! I'd like to address such things as Calvinism, Wedding Planning, Cats, etc.  I've noticed that people blog for different reasons: daily journal, political issues, "stuff Christians like", etc. My thoughts are random & visits to blogger.com are not consistent, so expect my blog to be updated like once a month. 

Just wanted to keep you in the loop I guess. :)