Wishing upon a shooting star...

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Tonight I was reminded of how it felt when I fell in the love for the first time. I can still see every memory as if I am watching it in a movie, I can still feel what it felt like the first time he grabbed my hand, the way I felt when you told me you loved me, and the way you planned our entire summer together. I wonder some days how you are, where you are, and if life has been good to you. I just can’t believe that someone I loved so fiercely is a total stranger to me now. I have never felt so comfortable in my own skin before and haven’t felt it since you left. You took a huge piece of my heart that day you called me and told me you had feelings for someone else. I have tried every day since to fix my broken heart and pick up those pieces. I have a hole in my heart from where you once were. I know that I will never be able to find an even greater love until my heart is whole. Each day I pray that the Lord helps heal my broken heart and keep me going on. It has been almost 8 years since I fell in love with you. It took me almost a year and a half to get over you. Each day, one step at a time, you will become a memory and won’t be an ache in my heart.

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Feeling lost in a world full of people. Wondering which way to turn, which way to go, and who to count on. I walk through each day with a smile on my face and a laugh in my heart, but then the silence kicks in. I hear those words no one wants to hear, “You’re not good enough, you’re not pretty enough, you will never be loved, you will be alone forever…” It goes on and on. I don’t know why I let those words sting my soul. I look up to the heavens and scream, “WHY?!” I am trying to trust in the Lord, trying to be patient, trying to be happy even when the silence kicks in. But it is hard. Whoever said it isn’t lied! I am almost 24 years old and I am lonely and tired of feeling that way. I keep telling myself that I need to learn to be happy with me and just me. I need to fight the silence and learn to find joy in the silence. It doesn’t help when the rest of my siblings found love at such a young age. But until the day that I find that love I have been searching for, I will take each day one step at a time. All it takes is baby steps… I will try and tell myself it will be okay. I have a love from someone that is much greater than I could have every imagined. I have the love of Jesus Christ. He loves me for who I am, for the way I look, and for who I will become.

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I go through these random phases of feeling completely and utterly alone. I am so ready to move home!!! It is not fun being here when you don’t really have a best friend that truly understands you. Don’t get me wrong, I have some good friends here, but none who truly know me. Ughhh…..trying to think happy thoughts. It is hard to not realize you are alone when it is all over the TV. Every show has couples in love. Whether it be a comedy, thriller, action, or scary movie. COUPLES EVERYWHERE!!!!

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Sometimes I just wish that people who have a high metabolism would stop saying how easy it is to lose weight. IT’S NOT EASY!! Walk a day in my shoes and lets have this talk again.

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Climbing Mountains

Today was a hard day for me. I try to be strong and keep a smile on my face at all times, but today wasn’t so easy. When people ask me what my biggest fear is, I can always come up with something super easy like, heights, sharks, spiders, snakes, etc… but the most truthful answer is being alone. I am so afraid that I will never find someone to spend the rest of my life with. Even though my father has told me that God has told him that he has someone special for me. Today while watching The Bachelor (I know…) I was reminded of that fear again. As I was getting ready for bed I began to become overwhelmed with sadness and had a feeling that I should read my Daily Wisdom for Women - 2014 Devotional Collection for today and it was amazing! The verse that went along with it was Psalm 27:1 “The Lord is my light and my salvation - whom shall I fear?….” It talks about when we are feeling low for whatever reason, we should turn to him because he is the only one who can truly help us climb the mountains in our life.

The daily devotion always ends with a prayer:

Lord, I will stay strong in You and will take courage. I can trust and rest in You. Whatever I am feeling now, whatever emotions I have, I give them to You, for You are my hope and salvation. You are good all the time, of which I can supremely confident. Amen.

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Day by day….

What did I do today? I woke up and relaxed for a while. Then I went and met my preceptor!!! I was super nervous!! I wanted to have a Day shift female preceptor but instead I got a night shift male preceptor. So today I was very nervous. I learn the best when I feel comfortable and there is something about a strange man trying to teach me that makes me feel uncomfortable. Anyways, today I met him. He was a little strange, but who isn’t?! I feel much more comfortable now, knowing that he is a very kind and relaxed person. After I met him I went to work for my boss’s going away party. He has truly been one of the best bosses I have ever had. I am truly going to miss him. Now time to move on and get ready for my last and final semester of nursing school!!