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My goals for the future is to obtain a teaching/librarian job, lose weight, own a house, and to travel the world.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Do Not Conform To The Patterns of This World

"Do not conform to the patterns of this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind."  (Romans 12:2) 

I first encountered this verse/quote during basic training at Ft. Jackson, South Carolina.  I was away from home, I missed my cat, the drill sergeant was screaming at me, and I was training to be a soldier. The "patterns of this world" was that girls cannot be soldiers or I was too shy therefore too hard or that Army is not the right fit for me.  The "transformed" mind is me getting stronger, faster, and more confident in myself and believing that I can do the impossible. 

 So where am I at now? I am a teacher that has never had a full time job, I am terrified of the "interview", and I have flunked out of graduate school (so much for becoming a school librarian) because I hate/struggle with online classes.  I am overweight, broke, and out of shape.  And I am officially diagnosed with ADD...I am unorganized, I procrastinate, and I rather read a book than clean my house.

I think it is time for me to remember this important lesson that I have seem to have forgotten.  I AM a teacher with a masters in education.  I may be broke but I am a faboulus cook, I can sew/mend clothing, I am resourceful, and I know how to create something from nothing using a little ingeniuty.  Also, knowing that I am ADD ensures me that I am not crazy or lazy but I am hard wired my way; now I have a basis to start from to move forward.

My new "patterns of this world" is not all of the things I have listed above but that I have left things unfinished.  Now I need to focus on "renewing my mind".  So what is the first step?