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A Busy Life – Who? Me?

My life has been taking extreme turns the last few weeks.   To begin with I have started a new job.  I won’t tell you a whole lot about it right now, other than it deals with service, can be done part-time, and should get me out of being on disability in about a year.  That has had me going from doing very little and having a free schedule to actually having to plan out my days and keep some notes on what I need to do and when.

“Oh, but Scott, why would give up a life of luxury and freedom?” I hear you all thinking I have gone nuts.  Why in the world would I try to get out of disability when it took so very long to get on it to start with?  The answer is pretty simple:  I would like to hold my own and get ahead.

Being on disability means that I am sorely restricted in any extra income I may make.  What I have had trouble understanding is that to lose my disability I only have to make about 60% of what I am making while on disability.  Since disability just allows me to kind of glide by on finances by the skin of my teeth, there is no way to live on the amount I would be making if I lost my disability by the minimum amount.

So, I begin to look for work that will pay me, at least, what disability is paying and that I can handle in my physical shape with my fatigue so low and my balance off and… um … something else…oh yes…my memory.

So, I turn to God and prayer and intention to help me.  The result has been something coming along that I enjoy and should turn out to be good for me.  When I am more certain that it is going to do what I need for it to do, I will clue you all in.  While almost all of you are among the most positive people I know, I just don’t want some outside (or family) comment to derail me with negative problems.  I hope you all understand.



A New Start

I think that I need to begin again with this blog by letting everyone know what has happened since the blog stopped almost 2 years ago.

I had a stroke in May of 2010. I nearly died, in fact, I may have for a moment or two. During that time and the recovery afterward (which is still going on), I discovered that my faith in God had increased and things were much more clear. I have come to fully believe that “everything works out in the end. If it hasn’t worked out, it isn’t the end.” The first part is a Bible verse; the second is my own understanding of how it all works. That being said, I managed to return to my love of teaching at the New Castle Alternative School in August of 2011, only to have to stop last Friday (February 10, 2012) due to health problems. I am now on disability and supplementing it (trying to) through my life-long love of being a published author. I am now 3 days into my newest journey and have submitted 2 stories with a 3rd one in progress.
I would love to hear your stories; stories that let me know where you are on your journey. Make no mistake: I fully believe God controls it all; I think He just changes how He does it all the time by allowing us to make choices. That is what we do, make choices, all the time. There are reasons and He steps in constantly to help us and all around us reach our collective goals, spiritually, and, I think, other goals, by offering us opportunities and using both our acceptances and rejections to show all another, more beautiful way.
Love you all,

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