March 10, 2015 (original post here)
I’ve been pretty absent from this blog and I have a vlog that I’m planning to edit to talk more about why I’ve been absent, but now I’m back. During my short time away, I continued to go to work and school, and if you read one of my more depressing posts, you’ll know that I wasn’t too happy with where I was. I mean I love ever element in my life, but it just wasn’t coming together the way I had hoped.
I don’t know if I’ve really talked about it before, but with my current job I was finding it more and more difficult to be happy with it. I mean I love my co-workers and I really do feel like they’re family, but I just don’t care for how tiring/long the actual job can be. I was also having a difficult time keeping up with some of my classes because I would feel absolutely wrecked after working, I wouldn’t have the energy to see if something was due or if I had a quiz/test coming up. I also missed blogging and reviewing makeup products. I run another blog reviewing new makeup products, doing first impressions, and every once in a while I try to film videos. Anyways, back to the point. I was doing things that didn’t make me happy and the things that made me happy, I didn’t have time to do.
When it comes to difficult times like these, I heavily rely on my faith (don’t worry, I’m not going to give a whole spiel about faith and how everyone should believe in something and blah blah blah – I’m not that type of person). However, I continued to work through it and I continued to practice my faith and then it happened. An opportunity came about where I would be able to cut down drastically the amount of hours I work, be able to use my off days to stay at home, and blog. So basically, my sister has down syndrome and she also has a bad hip (stemming from some of the chemo treatment she received about 5-6 years ago), because of all that (and some other factors), I can become her caregiver. Although I only have about 2 months before I (hopefully) graduate, this would be a great opportunity to focus on school, but also have a job that doesn’t require too many hours.
I’m thankful that I’m given this opportunity and I’m also thankful that my current job is wanting to work with me so that way I don’t have to completely leave. I think it’s amazing how some things work out and I’m so thankful and I feel so blessed that my family is behind me when it came to making my decision. As of right now, Friday will be my last day, before temporary leave, at my current job and on Thursday I’m planning to really begin the process to become my sister’s care taker.