A Week Full of Blessings

This week has been a great week! Lots to celebrate!

I am enjoying my new job. The first three weeks have been all about acclimating to the new job. Learning about all the different aspects and responsibilities. This last week, I have been assigned to multiple projects. I am even getting to take part in a workshop this next week, which is a great way to learn more about the company!

Wednesdays are days I have started to look forward to the most! During lunch on Wednesdays, I get to fellowship with other women that are believers. This last Wednesday was a time to get to know one another while we planted herbs. (1st and 2nd pictures above) We got to choose from a variety of herbs. I picked lavender and rosemary.

Did you know that…

Lavender = Devotion

Rosemary = Remembrance

I knew flowers had different meanings, but I did not know that herbs had different meanings as well.

After Wednesday, I got inspired by planting these herbs. I decided that I wanted some greenery for my desk at work. Just a short trip to Hobby Lobby and I was able to get supplies to create a terrarium. (3rd pic) All the greenery is fake. I still think it livens up my desk. A couple of my coworkers made hilarious comments:

  1. I love young people. They do all the cool stuff.
  2. Are you moving in?

No, obviously I am not moving in at work. I have lots of stuff on my desk because it can be a great conversation starter. I want to be able to get to know the people where I am working.

Lastly, the bonus to working where I am is there is a Starbucks blocks from the office. When we had a cold front come through, of course I needed to go get a hot drink. (last pic) Lol!

Hope y’all are having a marvelous weekend!

Until next time…

Bethany

Friday Favorites

#1 Podcoin

Podcoin is an app where you listen to podcasts for rewards.

I started a new job a few weeks ago and have become addicted to listening to podcasts again. Love this app!

10 = 2P

After a week of listening, I am at 109P. I am going to use my points for a $5 Starbucks Gift Card (just 1900 to go 😂).

If you love listening to podcasts, why not? Right?!? Earn rewards! 🎉

Here is a code that you can use to get started: Bethah8r

Use this code when you sign up and get 150P! 🎉

**App available for iPhone and Android users.**

#2 Rose Gold Glitter Sneakers

I know these are or were really popular. I tend to doubt how $20 sneakers can be super comfortable to walk in.

I park and walk four blocks to and from work everyday so I needed to find some sneakers for walking. My feet are small. I wear size 5 or 5 1/2.

I went to Target to buy sneakers, but they do not carry my size. I ordered these rose gold sneakers. They are really comfortable!

Bought them through Jane.com

(This website is a resellers’ website like Zulily. Deals come and go. These sneakers are a popular item and are sold frequently by different resellers or boutiques.)

Hope y’all had a great week!

Until next time…

Bethany 🌹

Prayers and Jalapeños 

How many of you have allergies?

Today was my day for the ultimate allergy attack. I have recently started a new job so this was an adventure of how to work and be productive while feeling horrible.

Early this morning in SA there was a small front that came through. Lots of wind! Felt great, which is uncommon. Wind = Sinus Problems for me.

Midmorning, I started to have a sinus headache. Then I suddenly felt my left eye burning from the wind. Seriously people, my eye was bright red and burning. As I felt my eye beginning to burn, I asked my coworker if my eye was bright red. Yep, it was. There were no eye drop in the med kit at work so I just rinsed out my eye with water. I felt a lot better!

I was still in so much pain that I was crying involuntarily.

What would you do if this happened to you?

Not only did I say a short prayer after I rinsed out my eye, but I also said Phil 4:13 out loud to myself. Then I texted my parents and sister and friend Alicia to pray for my relief. After all, I needed to get back to work at full speed! So what happened…right?

Within 5 to 10 minutes, I received most of my relief. Prayer is a powerful tool in the Christian walk. Do not underestimate what God can do when you pray (and to clarify, pray in complete faith)!!

Thank the Lord lunchtime arrived pretty quick, and I was starting to feel better.

Of all thing to have brought for lunch, I had Chuys poncho nachos. I had plenty of jalapeños, pico de gallo, and guacamole to put on them too. So sorry if this is making you hungry.

Did you know that if you suffer from sinus issues spicy foods help clear your sinuses? I covered my nachos in all of the left over jalapeños. Yes, Chuys jalapeños are super spicy. But they really helped.

If you would ask me today what things I am really thankful for, I would tell you prayer and jalapeños.

What an eventful day! It turned out great!

Phillipians 4:13, “I can do all things
through Christ, who strengthens me.”

– Bethany

 

 

Thankfulness

A lot has happened since last time I wrote my Gilmore Girls’ blog post. Big and exciting news!

Let me start at the beginning, I am so thankful to have found a great church to be plugged into. I love how friendly everybody is, and how encouraging they were to me when I was trying to find a job!

Through networking at church God blessed me with a new job! Woohoo!

These days networking is a huge part of finding a job. If you are in the place I was, applying to jobs everyday, with random interviews, and you are not having any success. Then I encourage you to network like crazy! It is all who you know! Really!

One of the men, at the Alamo Ranch Oakhills Church campus knew a friend who had a company that was hiring technical writers. I had done similar work and had the experience  to get the job. It was the most exciting thing to have received that call back message that asked if I wanted to accept their job offer!

I love the people where I work! Great atmosphere! I learn something new everyday, which I love!

Anyway…

What are you thankful for?

“If you don’t think you have any blessings remember your heart is still beating.” – (Not sure who the author of this quote is but I just love it!)

I am thankful for:

  1. Church
  2. Family and Friends (that did not stop encouraging me when I was unemployed)
  3. Friends I met through church
  4. Networking
  5. A NEW JOB!!! Woohoo!
  6. Parents that pray for me everyday.
  7. My nieces that give me a laugh when I need it via FB.

Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with family or friends or both!

– Bethany 🙂