Ever since graduating college for real this time, nearly everyone I see asks me, “So, what are you doing now?” Friends, family, church members, acquaintances… all of them are interested in my life. It’s flattering, really. Whether they’re asking to fill the dead air in an awkward conversation or genuinely interested, I am flattered.
So, what am I doing now? I haven’t taken a lot of time lately to update you on the goings-on of my life the past few months. I graduated college after taking two very last minute classes (ugh) to complete my degree. I passed both of them, one of them just barely, and sent all the information to my school to be processed! I didn’t walk the stage again because I did it in May. 🙁 Since then I’ve been enjoying finally being done with school. No more anxiety on Sunday nights realizing I forgot to submit an assignment that is due at midnight. No more hassling with teachers that aren’t willing to help you out. No more writing. No more tests. WEE!
I am still working full time in the daycare. I should be buying a car in the next month or so and then I can finally be semi-independent. 🙂 I sold my car back in the summer and have been saving ever since. So if you know anyone that’s selling a Honda Accord or Civic in the $5000-6000 range let me know. 😉
My tentative plan is to buy a car, find a new job and move to Dallas by May 2014. Easy, right? I’ve been seeking out positions I think I would be happy in and that would feed my passions for blogging, fashion, beauty and the like and I’ve found a couple cool positions. I have applied for several remote blogging jobs part time and full time and hope to hear back about those. It would be a dream to be able to work from home and make extra money while doing my real passion.
As far as music goes I don’t have any leads and I’m not sure how to break into that scene. My passion has always been leading worship and being involved in music in that way, however it’s really who you know. As it is with any job, really. Finding a worship leading position isn’t like searching the want-ads in the paper or Craigslist. I think I’ll plug myself into a church wherever I end up and work from there. I know God has a plan for this passion and I trust that He will lead me where He wants me. That gives me total peace.
When I shared my Dallas plan with my parents they were like, “Cool,” at first. Now, my mom wants me to move to Tyler (35 minutes away and where I attended school. I eye-roll a lot at that.) That was my plan in the beginning: move to Tyler, see my friends graduate, figure it out from there. I understand her reservations about my moving to Dallas: I won’t know anyone. Who will watch my dog if I’m gone overnight? Who will help me if I get a flat tire? I WON’T KNOW ANYONE.
But to me that’s kind of the point, right? I have no ties anymore. I’m single and through with school. Once I buy a car I can go and do anything I want with this time in my life. I am free to get weird jobs and live cheaply. Clean start.
I have nothing against the places I’ve grown up in. They are special to me and I love them dearly. However, I need a new experience. Dallas has always been a dream of mine so why not? It will be scary, sure. I’ll be lonely, yeah. But maybe not. I’ll never know unless I try.
So that’s what I am doing now. Figuring it all out. This isn’t some revolutionary blog post about finding the meaning of life in your twenties. This is my life and it’s the dumb things I’m doing to try and be who I am. And to let those of you that are praying for me know more about me and my plans so that you can pray more specifically for me. If you pray for me, thank you. I need it and God has heard you!
Happy Monday. 🙂
4 thoughts on “What Are You Doing Now?”
Hey Melody! It’s been a long time, but this is Jessica Frazier from high school. 🙂 I have a new name (not married! It’s my moms maiden name) and a whole new life haha, but I still love keeping up with your blog. I’ve never commented or anything, but I felt like saying, if you’re ready to move somewhere new then DO IT! I moved to Dallas all alone, without even a place to stay! I was living in a camper trailer, testing the waters at different jobs, figuring out living arrangements. It was SO hard and scary. Luckily I did have one person I knew to help me, but I was so lonely for so long! I missed my friends! And being a grown up was hard. But I wouldn’t change it for the world. I have a great job and a little home with a wonderful boyfriend and a kitty. I have incredible new friends and I still have some of my old friends, too. I’ve made wonderful memories, had tons of new experiences, and I feel like I’m moving forward. I’m so blessed, but that first step was terrifying! I guess what I’m saying is, if God is telling you it’s right and putting this desire in your heart, GO FOR IT! He’ll provide everything you need. I’ve relied on Him so heavily and he has never let me fall on my face TOO bad. 😉 Good luck, and you can count on prayers from me!
It is SO good to hear from you! I am so happy to hear that you are doing well! Thank you so much for this encouragement. It was just what I needed to hear. God has definitely planted the Dallas seed in my heart and is slowly fleshing out the details and it’s exciting to watch.
Thank you for praying for me! I need all the prayer I can get. 🙂
You’re so welcome! It’s good to hear from you too, even though I do creep on your life through your blog hahaha. I know how hard it is, I just figured I could pass on a note of encouragement 🙂 Follow your dreams and best of luck! If you do move to Dallas, look me up. You’ll already have a friend close by!
Thank you Jessica! I’ll do that 🙂
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