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Day 43

Teeter Totter

I've been busting my butt at work and was feeling myself drown in the workload and ingratitude. However, yesterday I was commended on my efforts from the last few weeks and today was congratulated on my accomplishments. It felt nice to be seen. I know it won't last long, but it's the recharge I needed after feeling like an overworked, invisible peon lately. I'm hoping for a raise when I mark my first anniversary here in June. It would be what I need to save up for a Technical Writing course, and then I can finally start planning on landing my dream job. I'd also be able to help Honeybun go to aircraft mechanic school or begin an education in electrical engineering - whichever he decides to apply to first.

"If your dreams don't scare you, they aren't big enough."

I'm finally starting to dream big again.

However, I'm nervous about Monday. It's Honeybun's trial. (See my "Face the Challenge and Wink" entries from January.) It seems like a 50/50 shot, and we're praying he pulls through. He barely drinks anymore (only socially, and only one drink) and has given up alcohol for Lent to repent. He's grown so much in two years.

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