Life has exploded in the past few weeks. Nothing directly concerning me, but all of which will impact my life in some way. I'll try to go as chronologically as I can.
1. My church has its own building now. We have been meeting in a community center, but now we have our own place! It needs a lot of work, but it's cute and small and just what we need.
The pastor has been talking a lot about what we're going to do with the building, about how it is a sign of our commitment to the community, and how our focus as a church will be amped up now that we have a place that is always available to us. This makes me nervous because I am a shy person, and am easily threatened by new people, which is totally my fault. I shouldn't even worry, because it's not like hundreds of new people will come on day one. I just have a lot to learn, and this will be challenging for me.
2. My coworker quit.
The reason is long and complicated, and mostly her fault, but I liked her. And in my line of work, that doesn't happen often, weirdly. Most of the women I work with are insecure, controlling, and catty. And now we have to hire someone else, which could be great, or terrible.
3. My youngest sister started college.
4. My roommate is engaged to my other roommate's brother.
They are a super cute couple and I'm happy for them, but the wedding is in early November so everything is going to be INSANE until then.
5. My mentor is moving, and so she wants me to consider one of my roommates to be my mentor, but she's recently announced she might be moving out to do foster care.
I don't know what I think about any of these things. The happy events I'm happy about, but none of them impact my life in a good way (except maybe the church building). I'm trying to process all this change, and evaluating my life and how I've caused pretty much no change for months. I've become stagnant, confused. It's an irritating feeling.
But, I have decided to do a special $20 commission month in October!
All of the commissions will be traditionally drawn sketches of ONE preferred character, and mailed to the client.
Slots will open October 1st, and are unlimited, first-come-first-serve until I cut them off. This is separate from other commissions I may open in September.
All proceeds will go to help my church's renovations.
Thank you all for your support and encouragement. God bless!