Blood, Sweat, & Tears

Heads up: I am going to start backwards (with the Tears part of the title). Try not to be confused by this. 🙂

One of my favorite people to work with gave her Two-Weeks’-Notice approximately two weeks ago (do you see where this is going already?). Bear with me as I try and word everything correctly. I love this woman. We will call her Michelle for this story. Michelle recently gave her life back to her Savior. She was so ecstatic, and she could not stop talking about her experiences and her congregation and her new church and her new life. Working with her allowed me the opportunity to jump on this journey alongside her and listen to all sorts of God things happening in her life. Again, I LOVED working with her. Long story short, Wednesday was her last day and I did not get to give her a proper goodbye. On Tuesday afternoon I said, “See you later.” Those were my last words to her. If I would have said goodbye on her last day, tears would have come with this melancholic word. She took care of me and made me feel comfortable at all times, and for that I am grateful. She made me laugh and smile on days when I didn’t feel up to it, and for that I am grateful. She reminded me of what it is like to be a new believer with a Heavenly Father who just wants to love on me all the time, and for that I am grateful.

I am happy because Michelle has great things in store for her future, and for that, I am grateful! I wish you the best, pretty lady and I will definitely “See you soon!”

From Michelle to me; she knows me so well. I will miss her thoughtfulness.

This past week has been a hectic one. Whether it’s tax-related, school-related, work-related, or even church-related, I have been sweating through the workload. Full-Time Student, Full-Time Employee is a tough title to maintain! I have been running from school to work to church to the post office to appointments to banks, and the list goes on… I have had no free-time, but I don’t feel it.

Although I have zero free time at hand, I feel free.  

You want to know the secret?


So do I. 


It baffles me. Sorry I couldn’t help you with your question.


I will now be jumping to the next subject: Blood. 

Donating blood is important, so here is my one and ONLY tip for donating blood: eat before you do so. I learned this the hard way. After donating blood at work (through the Children’s Hospital mobile donation station), I almost passed out. This had to have been one of the scariest feelings I have ever experienced. Michelle found me nearly passed out in the break room and called a nurse for help (boy, was I relieved). The nurse brought me juice and snacks galore, and my pale skin returned to its original rosy-cheeks-color. That was the long-story-short version because I am exhausted and my fingers are tired of typing so much for me. 

Have a great weekend, bloggers! 

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