Amanda Dorough | The Beautiful Journey

My 3 Things Update: Three Weeks In

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Hello friends!  How is your summer going?  It’s hard to beleive July is almost over!  Where does time go?

This month has been a busy one for me.  Lot’s of working, not to mention I turned 28 smack dab in the middle of the month.  Only 2 years until 30.  Ewe.  I guess I’ll have to deal with it.

Thank you to everyone who has encouraged me as I’ve started this journey toward living better and living completely for God.  It hasn’t been easy, and I know it wont always be, but I can already feel a difference, so here we go, and update of sorts.

1.  Being in the Word daily- I won’t lie, at the beginning this was a difficult habit to follow through with.  The first week I tried reading my bible on my break at work but I found the time to restrictive not to mention some days I didn’t even get a break, so that didn’t work.  Then I moved on to reading my Bible before I go to bed at night, and I think that’s the best fit for me.  I’m more of a night owl anyways so that is when my mind is working it’s best.  Currently I’m doing a Proverb a day as well as going through the book of Mark.  Then on top of that I’m also reading from my Jesus Calling devotional and going through the Disrupted devotional I got at the Mexico retreat last March.

I’m slowly getting into the swing of things.  I’m still having a hard time getting it done on Saturday nights (because I’m always hanging out with my new bestie and we get so distracted!), but other than that I’ve been good about setting aside time.  And I must say, I can definitely feel a difference between the days when I do my devo and the days I don’t.  Those days seem to be filled with so much more of the fruits of the spirit, and I like it.

This is my town

2.  I need to be healthy-  This is by far the hardest of the 3 for me.  I like ice cream, like, a lot.  Originally I was doing well in the food department.  One day after work I stopped over at Winco and bought only produce.  It was awesome.  But then the middle of the month came.  My paycheck was teeny because I took a week off for Mexico and then all my bills were due.  No fun.  So I had to resort to what was left in the pantry, aka a lot of carbs.  On the exercise side of things on the other hand I’ve been getting in a least 3-4 walks a week either by myself or with my dog.  My weight has been fluctuating because of my thyroid issues so I don’t think I’ve really lost any weight yet, but I know that will come.

Turning 28

3. I need to stop talking about becoming an EMT and just do it + find a new job-  My original goal was to try my best to get into the EMT program for this fall quarter.  However, I realized that the chances of me getting in considering the late date of application were slim to none (because it’s first come first served and they only accept 28 per quarter). I decided to lower the stressed out yoke I was caring regarding this and put it off instead until winter or spring quarter.  Another deciding factor in putting off EMT school is the fact that I may be getting a new job!  I don’t want to say anything yet because I’m still waiting for my my background check to come through, but it’s for a great Christian company that I’m excited to work for!

So I guess that’s my update.  God is so good.  He’s definitely showing me his provision and his heart through this whole process and I’m so excited to know more of him!

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Author: Manda

Hello! I'm a lover of Life, travel, Jesus and all things colorful! Follow my blog at www.amandadorough.com

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