Saturday, May 3, 2014

Laundry Day.

Well! After a long wait I moved into my apartment (finally). It is a lot nicer and a L O T bigger than my last one, which I like. The only downside is having to have roommates (which are no, because they are actually pretty cool) and my room which is teeny. It's right near the bus stop though, which is just stellar. Not going to lie, I've been kind of ticked off this week. I realized pretty early on that my new clinic was NOTHING like my old clinic at home and that I basically hated it, and disliked my new management. Long story short, I was set to quit and gave my boss my two weeks notice, only to find out that my coworker quit too, and DIDN'T give her two week's notice. Good looking out girl. JUST KIDDING. She's an absolute gem and she's just got MARRIED last week!! She's one of the cool ones there. Anywho! I was pretty riled up because now I had to stay through May. But then a few days ago, something incredible happened:

I was in the laundry room doing laundry when a black woman walked into our apartment laundry room. She smiled at me and I smiled back, and then after a few seconds I asked her: "do you just move in?" From there our conversation continued.. and I learn through her very broken English, that she just moved here to Utah from Angola, six months ago with her husband and 4 year old daughter. She just recently had a baby boy as well and he's only a month old. "What brought you HERE specifically?" I asked her. She told me it was to study. To learn English. I was so curious as to why of all places you would choose Utah. And then remembered why I myself chose it. She was so humble telling me about her experiences here, and by the end of our conversation I was sad to go. I walked with her back to her apartment with her and offered her my "English services" whenever she wanted! She opened her door and a cheery little 4 year old popped out and said "hi!" She was so adorable, I can't even. Anyways, hearing her experiences and seeing her faith struck a chord in me. I prayed super hard this week for guidance and I think it was just what I needed.

I sat down with my boss yesterday and shared my frustrations. He was totally cool about it which was AWESOME. We got everything straightened out and I am no longer "quitting in a month" (ridiculous). God knows just what you need and when!!



And folks, if you've got clothes piled up, take care of it. Because you never know who you're going to meet doing laundry. :)


XOXO 

Nat



How have you been blessed this week? Any crazy insights that have popped out at you?

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