Thursday, June 21, 2012

Thanksgiving in June

Sometimes I wonder why I live such an incredibly charmed life. There's no other way to describe it: I live an enchanted life. I'm not saying I've never had problems, but when I really examine things closely, it's almost embarrassing how blessed I am. I am ridiculously blessed. Besides having had a happy and productive upbringing, I also have an exceptional family, glorious friends, a job I love, outstanding co-workers, a beautiful place to live (Salt Lake), sufficient food to eat, good health, warm clothing and shelter, a great ward, a healthy testimony, a cute little kitty, and a whole kaleidoscope of other odds and ends that God threw in there for who-knows-what reason.

Honestly, why me? Why should I be so lucky?

I'm grateful for my life.


Schmath said...

I feel the same way about my life. It kinda scares me, though, because surely there is some huge trial around the corner. I'm definitely due for one.

So what is it that you do for a living? I want to say that you're a librarian, but maybe I'm thinking of someone else?

Betty Edit said...

Yeah, I kind of worry about that too, but I guess we just have to enjoy what is right now, eh?

I am a proctor; I proctor exams. It's not actually as glamorous as it sounds, but I do love the freedom in my job of being able to use my creativity and emerging computer skills to create documents, websites, signs, forms, etc. to benefit the workplace. Plus I love the people I work with, and I love the work environment. My job actually puts me in a better mood when I get there, which is why I stay at this job instead of trying to get a better-paying job (with benefits) that would make me want to punch myself in the face every day just to get out of work. I am opposed to doing things I hate to do, even if it makes more money--the money isn't worth my emotional well-being.

I am getting my degree in Library and Information Science, and I'll be done with that in December (assuming I pass the last two classes). I'm not sure what I'll do after I graduate, but I'll probably end up more on the digital side of things, rather than in a traditional library. :o)