When I let myself imagine life with summers off, I start to count all the things I could get done. Do you know how many home projects I could get done if I didn't have to work? Do you know how many blog posts I could write? How many pictures I could take with actual daylight? How many new recipes I could try in my new kitchen?
It's no wonder that I was starting to get very jealous of my friends that would soon be enjoying their summer vacation. Then God did that thing he does - he reminded me how blessed I am.
Do you know what I did last Friday? I went to an amazing studio to shoot a product video. Yup. That is part of my job. Ya know what another part of my job is? To edit that footage into a brand video. I can officially add "video editor" to my resume. Crazy!
Do you know what I did today? I worked an 11 hour day - for fun. Yup. For fun. There are days when I miss teaching (not because I miss teaching, but because I miss the kids) but I am loving this job. There are days where my job is stressful and I worry that I won't be skilled enough to do what needs doing.
Do you know what else? Even when I move to my new home, I'll only be 15 minutes from the people that matter most. I'll also have a backyard for the dog who matters most.
My experience with teaching wasn't easy. There are many things I would have changed, but God knew better. Because of where I lived and worked as a teacher, I fully understand how amazing my current job/home/life is.
So, while I dearly miss my summers off, I am so thankful that I love my job. While it's not easy to wait for my new home, I am so thankful to have a job I love that pays the mortgage. While it's not easy to get up everyday, I'm so thankful that I work with amazing, kind and friendly people that I laugh with every. single. day.