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My journey in the last couple of weeks/months

Posted: Sat Jun 01, 2013 11:33 am
by sweetbasil
Hello Everyone,

Someone of you might wonder where Sweetbasil has been doing?

My life is finally on a path to getting somewhere, especially being a full-time working individual. I didn't think that getting a job after college could be a challenge, but after applying to many companies, and getting interviewed for three, I felt lucky. Out of the three companies, I like two the most and I had my heart set on one of them. I was offered a job in TN, so I took on the journey of moving across country. Drove from Southern CA to Nashville; while driving to Utah, God and I had a conversation, I asked if I could steal one of those mystical mountains from Utah, but the answer was an obvious "No!" I then fallen in loved with Colorado; seeing the many rivers and mountains, brought a lot of nostalgia for Northern California. Ah, I couldn't leave Colorado without been greeted by a highway patrol; I was driving 5 miles below the speed limit on the fast lane and during rush hour... Oh boy, did I learned to stay on the slow lane, and even then, the trucks managed to passed me! I quickly learned to use cruise control to stay within the speed limit, and keep up with the trucks! The people in Colorado were super friendly; I thought my headlights were not working, so I stopped at a Ford Dealership in Glenwood, CO, to only be informed that I must have been doing something wrong! Here I go, I felt like I needed "Driving for Dummies 101" but at least they were nice enough to cleaned my windshield, and didn't charged my anything. The person wouldn't let me pay for my stupidity, so I convinced her to have some grapefruit that I took to give to friends.

Then again, I wanted to just steal a piece of Colorado and take with me, but my requested was denied. I stopped in beautiful NE; the place that is home to me. I don't know what it is about it, but I love this state, the rolling hills with content cows just makes my heart melt. I learned to check my gas tank more than I thought after running out of gas 70 away from the nearest gas station. All of these things happening in just a couple of days since leaving home... I then proceeded to my final destination; now the real meaning of my journey came to fruition. As I was leaving Missouri and getting closer to TN, my spirit seemed to become aware of something beyond my immediate comprehension.


I had a cleared description of what I was required to do in the job in TN;I met all of the people that I was going to work for and with, and I liked them. The job offer was decent for someone with little experience in the industry. My mind was sold on the idea of getting a part-time job on the side to make up for the difference in salary, so that I can have plenty to pay my student loan. In the other hand, all of this time, I have people tell me "listen to your gut, you'll know if the job feels right"; however, what these people didn't know is that my little "lighthouse" in my heart seemed to be dark for many years, and I didn't think I had that light that God has put in me to guide me through life's circumstances. As I got closer and closer to TN, it seemed like maybe the light was coming to life one more time; I arrived in TN on Saturday night, two days before my first day of work. That night when I arrived to Nashville, for some reason,I knew that it wouldn't be home for me... I felt terrible as I wanted to work for them so badly, and I need a job to start my life... I talked to my Mom and she listened carefully to what was going on with me at that moment; for some reason, my "boat" (soul) and "lighthouse" connected one more time and were guiding me to "shore." After sleeping on it, I decided that I needed to return back home. Another company in Minnepolis extended me a job offer, but I didn't know any of the details until after May 20th. Even thought there was this possibility, I knew that I couldn't put all of my eggs in this "basket" and that I needed to come back and start over... Feeling embarrassed and sad as I was heading back to home, I had the phone conversation with the company in MN; God seems to save the best for last... To my surprise, the job offer is amazing! I will be earning way more than I could ever imagined, and the benefits are a lot better. I must say, I believe that God wants me to be in MN. The MN job will be a challenge as I will be working with groups a lot, and I think there is still work and learning for me to do when it comes to group-work. It was such a sweet surprise to learned that God had this in the works all of this time. I am grateful to have had this experience because now I know that I still have the "lighthouse" that was given to me at birth from God to guide me in situations like this. I have always felt like I didn't have such light within me, but I sure was mistaken. Now, I am excited to start work on June 17th, just need to find a place to live in Minneapolis soon. This is a quick summary of my last couple of months... I hope that everyone is having a great May. I'll be in touch soon... Thank you for allowig me the opportunity to be part of this community!


Best,
"Sweetbasil"

Posted: Sat Jun 01, 2013 12:38 pm
by Big Muddy rancher
Congratulations on the new job. :D :D

Sounds like you could have used some help in "Logistics" on your trip east. :wink: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Traveling through those states you had rancher family in each one. :D

Posted: Sat Jun 01, 2013 4:46 pm
by Denny
Well WELCOME to MINNESOOOOOOTAAAHHHHH.

Posted: Sat Jun 01, 2013 5:39 pm
by jigs
how odd that you ran out of gas in Nebraska... going into Nebraska usually gives me gas....

Posted: Sat Jun 01, 2013 6:20 pm
by loomixguy
jigs wrote:how odd that you ran out of gas in Nebraska... going into Nebraska usually gives me gas....


BREATHING gives YOU gas, Jiggsy. :shock:

At least that's what your bride says...... :wink: :lol:

Posted: Sat Jun 01, 2013 6:24 pm
by Mike
jigs wrote:how odd that you ran out of gas in Nebraska... going into Nebraska usually gives me gas....


:lol: :lol: :lol:

Posted: Tue Jun 04, 2013 12:23 pm
by sweetbasil
Denny wrote:Well WELCOME to MINNESOOOOOOTAAAHHHHH.



Thanks, Denny! I am looking forward to living in MN; I have been warned about the winters, but it will give me a reason to shop for warm and cozy clothes.... A change is always nice...

Posted: Tue Jun 04, 2013 12:26 pm
by sweetbasil
Big Muddy rancher wrote:Congratulations on the new job. :D :D

Sounds like you could have used some help in "Logistics" on your trip east. :wink: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Traveling through those states you had rancher family in each one. :D


Hello BMR,
Thanks! Yes, I definitely could have used some "logistics" but sometimes I suck at coordinating my own personal "logistics."

Posted: Tue Jun 04, 2013 1:38 pm
by Faster horses
Sorry I missed this thread til now.
Good luck to you, sweetbasil. Just remember it is one big ADVENTURE.
Things will be different but with the right attitude most of it will be
fun. The other part will give you character. :wink: :P :D

Don't forget your 'family' here at ranchers.net!

Posted: Thu Jun 06, 2013 7:12 am
by Nicky
Good luck and I can't wait to hear about your trip to Mn!

Posted: Sat Jun 08, 2013 11:30 am
by sweetbasil
Faster horses wrote:Sorry I missed this thread til now.
Good luck to you, sweetbasil. Just remember it is one big ADVENTURE.
Things will be different but with the right attitude most of it will be
fun. The other part will give you character. :wink: :P :D

Don't forget your 'family' here at ranchers.net!


Thank you! I am sorry it has taken me this long to get back, but got a stomach infection, and was sick for about 5 days... Thank God for antibiotics!

Posted: Sat Jun 08, 2013 11:37 am
by sweetbasil
Nicky wrote:Good luck and I can't wait to hear about your trip to Mn!

Thank you! I am just back on track and feeling well again... My MN adventure starts tomorrow; I will leave So Cal and take the WY route, cross over to SD and get to Minnetonka where it will become my home for a while... I found a cute little place to live; last night it hit me that I won't have anything in this apartment but an air mattress and my clothes for a little while. I do need to get an ironing board to press my clothes and be ready to roll on Monday. "Luigi" is getting new oil before we take off tomorrow... More to come...