Feels kind of strange writing this today when I am at one of my lowest times in a while but I’ve been mulling over how to best put into words my “angel story” and here it is…I always come back to a couple key phrases my grandmother was known for saying:
“If you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans” & “God doesn’t give you any challenges that he doesn’t know you can overcome”
I’ve gotta say that both of these rang SO true for me this last year or two. Whenever I had a plan, something would come up and throw a great big monkey wrench into it sending me down a completely different path. As for the later, well I think everyone can agree that 2020 was full of some pretty tough challenges and BIG changes! It was the events of 2020 that lead me here and although its not at all what I ever would have expected or planned, I feel like it’s a pretty great spot and right where I am meant to be.
That doesn’t mean that I didn’t love my last job. I did. It could be frustrating sometimes dealing with the occasional client who could be as challenging to reason with as a 4 year old who doesn’t want to eat their veggies but it was never dull. And I loved working in music, going to the shows and hanging out with eccentric characters and musicians. I also had a wonderful boss, who is as much a friend as he was a mentor to me and for years I could not imagine working anywhere else. But 2020 threw that monkey wrench in and detoured me to a completely different direction.
I remember thinking when I first met with Rev. Mary that maybe this was God bringing me back in, admittedly, I had gotten a bit distanced from my family church for reasons that are far too long to explain now but it felt right. Maybe God was bringing me onto a new path, one that is better suited for this point in my life when I need that welcoming and loving community of St. Michael’s more than ever. Call it an angel gently nudging me onto God’s plan but however you call it, I am grateful I listened.