It's been almost a month since I've been home. I'm still enjoying every single day. No living situation is perfect by any means, mine included. In my time here, I've definitely done some growing. I am learning to let a lot of things just "roll off of my back". If you know me, you know I'm generally not one of those type of people. I don't deal with change well and rarely let anything roll off of my back. I hold onto things until I burst out in anger. But the things in my living situation that I'm getting used to are so small and really don't matter too much in the big scheme of things. Like my title says, the good outweighs the bad by a far amount. I won't list those small minor details I'm getting used to, it's not worth it. Instead, I will list the good:
Like how much I just love the scenery I see every single day. The weather has been beautiful. There has been a few humid days (where I was bothered), but overall I'm handling the weather pretty well. It's so green here and I'm just not sure what to do with all my excitement. I love, love, love living in a small city, it's such a drastic change to where I lived in Arizona.
I feel healthier, my skin looks good, my hair looks good. Overall, my health just feels better. I am eating healthier. I may not exercise every day, but I get my butt outside every day to do something. Once a week, I get a good workout in and mow the lawn. I'm pretty sure lawn mowing dancing is a good calorie burner. I love mowing the lawn, seriously. And due to my outside excursions, I'm rocking quite the tan. I rarely wear full shoes and flip flops are my shoes of choice.
I am very thankful for my GPS, but for the most part, I've just tried to figure out how to get places on my own. In Phoenix, every one used to the freeway to get to a different city. Here, people rarely use the one major freeway. Instead they use the county roads. I like to call the country roads, because they are out in the middle of nowhere with nothing but farms. Driving down the road at night, you have to be very aware of your surroundings. It's pitch black, with only your headlights shining. Hitting deer is a common occurrence here and you drive a little slower at night on those roads. Because you never know when one will run across the road.
The greatest thing of all is living with my dad. I can't explain the love I have for him and how it's grown since I've been home. It's funny to see that some of his mannerisms are ones that I've done for most of my life. We are a lot alike. It's weird living with him, (I was raised by my grandparents), but I feel so content at the same time. I feel I am right where I am supposed to be, growing more every day. He's far from perfect. But hey, so am I. It's nice being so near family and my best friend. I can just hop in the car and see them whenever I want. I love that.
I'm still looking for a job. I won't talk about how many jobs I've applied for, but trying to remember to trust God. He will provide in His timing. I am working really hard on remembering that.