Lesson Learned.

Thursday, September 26, 2013
Growing up seems to be a constant maze in which we are always thinking we are making our way to the end to receive the prize of instant gratification. 
However, we tend to hit dead ends instead.
And if you're anything like me, it happens a lot.
Even though this can be quite frustrating, there is always the option of getting off our high horse and turning around only to see that the world is still spinning... and there are many other alternate routes. 
(Hey! Who would of known.)

We have been given the opportunity to "fix" or "undo" just about anything. 
No matter where life takes us, we are granted a second chance. 
This time in my life seems to be a constant maze.
I think I have it all figured out and then hit a brick wall and think "there is no way that is supposed to be there, it all worked out perfectly in my head."
And it is in those moments, that I learn the most about myself.

This past month has been nothing short of crazy.
In fact, last week was one for the books.
I found myself feeling nauseous most days with endless thoughts running 100 miles an hour.
Yeah, sleep was practically non existent.
Hunter comes home soon. Like so soon I can hardly think about it without jumping up and down.
Him coming home is going to bring forth changes, and lots of them. 
The problem is, I really won't know much of anything until he steps off that plane.
So, like always, I decided I would just make my own plans for the time being.
Yeah, the Lord had different plans for me...

I have been so ancy to just get out of my job, and really to just get out of all I've ever known completely.
Which is comical because I am the worst when it comes to change.
I had this grand plan of just getting a different job until Hunt comes home and then figuring things out from there.
Which now thinking about it, would have been really dumb on my end... but I didn't see it at the time.
So I applied to a few different places. 
There wasn't much that came of that until I got a call to have an interview for a hostess job.
It was hardly an interview...
I was hired on the spot.
Without even thinking things through I signed papers.
I didn't even think to ask what the pay was.
Then we went over the handbook. Oh, the handbook.
Upon going over this handbook he informed me that I would have to be working Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, oh anddddd Christmas! 
I walked out about ready to cry. 
I felt stuck, and scared.

I later had a nice talk with my bishop and spent some time with my knees on the ground and my nose in my scriptures. 
...Which lead me to telling the nice man that I was flattered but couldn't accept the offer.
Then I walked back over to Jamba Juice.
I opened the door to see nothing but smiling team members in bright orange shirts with lime green walls in the background. They were laughing at a stupid joke and I joined right in.
And then I realized... I am happy here. 
Why can't I just relax and let it be?

Since that little wake up call I have felt so so much happier at work.
Sure some days are longer than others, and some customers are grumpier than others but in the end I really do enjoy my job.
One day I'll learn to stop taking things for granted.
But until then, I am so so grateful for a loving Heavenly Father who is there to guide me along when I do hit those brick walls. 

If there is anything that has stayed constant since becoming an "adult" it has been my faith.
It has been my testimony. My knowledge of the truthfulness of the restored gospel.
Even when everything seems to be going wrong, I know it will all end up right as long as I stay on the Lord's side. 

And so... that is the lesson I have learned:
Trust God's timing.
Oh, and stop taking things for granted. 
I'm working on it :)

All my love,
Aleigh Joy

1 comment

  1. your thoughts are wonderful! your blog really is the cutest! xo