Everything Flows Onward

finding my dharma. living my dharma.

an ode to you May 19, 2008

Filed under: friends,life,thanks — Jenny @ 4:22 am

The sister.
The childhood best friend.
The newest addition.
The unexpected hero.

These people, in the last two weeks, have made me incredibly grateful, whether they know it or not. Everything from listening and accepting without judgment, to being there at the right time, to reminding me while everything changes and will continue to change, the bond never will. None of them are here geographically but the distance lately has melted away. Sitting here thinking about it, I’m finally realizing how lucky I am.

I hope I’ve given you all even a morsel of what you’ve given me recently. Thank you.

 

positive May 7, 2008

Filed under: adventure,optimism,words to live by — Jenny @ 3:08 am

There’s a lot of potentially positive things on the horizon. It’s a time to remember that there are ups after the downs. Some things carry more certainty than others right now but what’s more important is that regardless of what happens, it’s the getting there that’s offering me the most excitement at present. It’s good to be focusing again on the journey and not controlling the outcome.

“All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think we become. ” The Buddha

 

another mile marker May 4, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jenny @ 3:47 am

So it seems I let a month slip by without posting here. Whoops. Now we’re at month marker number 4 in Evansville. I wonder when I’m going to stop counting…

In the past month, I’ve definitely had ups and downs. Things are constantly changing and sometimes I struggle with that, but I feel like I’m getting a handle on it a little bit better now.

I’m going to start volunteering soon at a place called VistaCare. It’s a hospice that operates in the EVV area. I start some patient care training on Monday. I’m really excited about it. I think it’s going to feel really good to do something that makes me feel like I’m making a difference.

Things at CMC are going well. The French calls have quickly passed into the “just another annoying phone call” category. But I’m starting to meet and hang with more people that I work with and that alone is making the job about 30 times more tolerable. I even got a complimentary call the other day. Someone I spoke to called a supervisor to tell them that I (and I quote) “restored his faith in the credit union and customer service.” It was kind of neat and validating, in a lame, I-work-in-a-call-center sort of way.

I also got a new toy. The iBook was threatening to crash and take all my music and pictures with it, so I bit the bullet and bought a new MacBook, which I’m quite enjoying. Sissy and I have taken to video conferencing on Skype, which as been really fun. It’s nice to get to actually see here and sort of feel like we’re hanging out for a change. God love the internet.

So, right now, I’m feeling pretty decent. I had a good weekend spent with good company. I laughed a lot, and I think that’s a good way to start off month 5.