Did you ever have that feeling that you should take an opportunity, although it sounded like something that might not be your cup of tea (as in what you KNOW you can do)? I have several times. I have recently accepted a position as an assistant manager trainee. I can work my way into full management within a year–which is a great opportunity with benefits. I can do that job, so that is not the issue. I know I could easily get an overseas job once my TESOL course is complete. No problem…However something tells me that this is where I need to be for now. Sometimes what you view as a lesser opportunity gives you an opportunity to learn and to grow. This job is already doing this. I am learning to enjoy being “myself” again.
I love teaching. I love working with students so maybe this is my de-briefing from sergeant mode! Being a corrections sergeant caused me to “lose” that part of myself that allowed me to be a little more trusting. At times this is a good thing. At others, I often wonder. Everything is starting to turn green outside, and I am usually greeted by a blue sky, a decent temperature and a wonderful walk on my mountain. It is those times I spend up there that I feel most energized afterwards.
However I have another sanctuary I go to. Check this out…I felt an urge to go there earlier and do some more reading…
I like sitting on that rock that’s over the water too. This is just a place where I can go to get in touch with that part of myself I thought was lost–but is just sleeping from time to time. It is a part of my being that has lain dormant for too long in the cell I stuck it in for its own protection. There are springs that feed into the pond here and the lake that follows beyond the earlier shot.
Some of my ancestors were Comanches who rode along trails in W. Texas. They knew how to navigate the various lakes and streams in what most of the early settlers thought was desert land. They would follow these trails and the water supply all the way to Northeast Texas. The pictures I am sharing in this post were taken at Comanche Trail Park in Big Spring, TX. Between this place and the mountain, I can always get some “me time” in. I will go up to the mountain again when I get off of work tomorrow because I want to get a picture of that fox that is running around up there! However, this picture will have to do as far as the company I had:
I love feeding the ducks…I just forgot the food today! There is also another trail right across from this that leads down to another part of the spring which feeds the lake…When one stands in the middle where the spring flows across the trail, it looks like one is walking on water!
Well, I am about to head off for work again, but I’ll be in one of two places when I get off! If not at that park above, I’ll be here:
Anyway, have a great day! I know I will!