OTS by Jess: Day Two

“Serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice with trembling.” -Psalms 2:11

I spent the better half of yesterday with my boyfriend’s mother. I think this will be a sweet time of bonding with her. To be in a place that feels like home was exactly what I needed yesterday.

But then today came.

It wasn’t an easy day. I went at it with the best of intentions. However, I found that as soon as I sat down at my desk this morning, all of my drive drained out of me. It was as if reality had hopped into a semi and decided to run over me like roadkill.

I was reminded of a sketch by Dane Cook where he talks about feeling as if everyone is out to get you. I believe he said that at one point, “you feel a tap on your shoulder, you turn around and you know who’s back there? The world. The world is back there.” Today the world was behind me, waiting for me to trip up.

Now, I do want to clarify that I have a wonderful job. A job that I absolutely adore. A job that makes me happy even on my saddest days.

Today was just tough.

On the drive home from work things got better. Martina McBride’s song “I Have Been Blessed” came on the radio and it was as if she was singing the song of my heart. I truly have been blessed. Aside from having the necessities, I have a great job, a wonderful family, a phenomenal boyfriend, and astounding people around me.

One of those people is my friend Sarah.

Quick plug: You can follow Sarah’s blog at http://lovelovelovesar.blogspot.com/

She is a wonderful woman who I have only known for about two years, but I feel as if I have known her for a lifetime! She is warm, positive, encouraging, smart, loving and hilarious. After having dinner with her I found myself becoming more and more excited for the time I now get to spend with her.

After dinner was a run. Let’s just say it wasn’t as fun as dinner with Sarah. But it’s only day two and the first time back on the track is always the hardest. Oddly enough, my best run was the first time I laced up my sneakers after I had mononucleosis. Of course, I also ran with my boyfriend so maybe that helped. But I digress.

I was also able to talk to my boyfriend today. He officially starts training tomorrow… Therefore, tomorrow starts the real test. Today was a huge day as I look back at it. If I chose to mope around in the feelings that I had this morning, I would have set a terrible precedent for the rest of this time.

Every day is going to be a day of service, but the beautiful thing is that every day is going to be a day of rejoicing as well.

How was your Day 2?


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