Thursday, March 1, 2012

Crawling Out from Under the Rock that is My Job.

These past two weeks have been a whirlwind!

There have been a lot of changes (all great things!) on the job front. Unfortunately, I've been buried under a pile of work, and my blog has suffered as a result.

After sending in my applications to dental school, I fully relied on my faith, knowing that I would be content with whatever God had in store for my life. I felt such an overwhelming peace about my dental school rejection, despite the fact that I had worked unbelievably hard for two years, stressed over every single Organic Chemistry exam, and paid almost $1,000 to send out my applications.(Not to mention all the money my parents forked out. I owe them my first born child.)

I have a vision for my life that includes family, love, happiness, integrity, and hard work. Those things are not dependent on my job title. Whether I would become a dentist or remain an administrator, I knew I would approach my career with passion, energy, and professionalism.

In my opinion, you are where you want to be.

If I wanted to be a dentist, my next steps would be to re-take a few classes, re-apply, and wait it out.

Instead, I've chosen to stay at Duke and see what's in store for me here. My gut feeling tells me that I've made the right choice. I know I'm being vague, but there are some awesome opportunities that await me! I'm very excited about the direction I'm headed.

When I was applying to dental school, I always felt like I was pushing fear aside. Fear that I wouldn't succeed. Fear of too much school-related debt. Fear of sacrificing four years of my life. Fear that the "right" choice wasn't really what I wanted.

Don't get me wrong - I wanted to get in. I wanted to be accepted. I needed the validation of knowing I was smart enough to be a dentist.

Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans.

I spent two years planning to become a dentist, and now my life is consumed by my job at Duke, my baking gigs, and my blog writing.

As my mother would say, who woulda thunk?

My blog writing may have taken a back seat these past two weeks due to my job promotion, but it will be back in full swing pretty soon.

Thanks for sticking with me despite my irregular blogging and my numerous cake and cookie posts.

Love you all.

kel

2 comments:

  1. Marlow3/01/2012

    I'm so glad that you're happy with the outcome and the future! I firmly believe in trusting in God's plans, although that's not to say that I haven't been like...HUH?

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  2. Kelly Lawrence3/01/2012

    Thanks April! :-) I know you've been in a similar boat recently with a lot of heavy decision weighing on your mind! I hope all is going well with school!

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