WHAT I ATE WEDNESDAY: Baristaing, A LOT

Good Evening all!

Tired is an understatement right now. I’m exhausted… But also so full of life and joy!

And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus. COLOSSIANS 3:17

This morning I woke at 5:30 in order to have enough time for a solid breakfast and Bible study before my busy day! My study was in James, and my breakfast was delicious– I blended frozen mangoes with cacao and topped it with hot oatmeal, peanut butter, and puffed kamut. I also had extra puffed kamut with blueberries and almond milk on the side. 


My first shift was at my own Starbucks location, and it was great. I love being on drive thru during our peak period and love any chance to interact with customers. On my break, I drank a venti soy cappuccino. And at the end of my shift, I had an amazing conversation with a co worker named Shae. I am blessed to feel so comfortable and be working with such genuinely wonderful people.

I had an hour between my morning shift and my next shift at a Chapters Starbucks, a location I love working at. I went to pick up my house key and then rushed to the next shift. There is something about the book store atmosphere and the smaller store that is so homey and makes interacting with customers feel so natural. I had such genuine and flowy conversation with basically every single customer and saw a lot of smiles! The day flew by and I felt so blessed. On my break, I had a venti soy cold brew coffee and a plain bagel for lunch.

After work, I had yet another soy cold brew, but this time with a pump of mocha. 


Krystal picked me up from work at 5:45 and we drove around for a while before picking up dinner at Freshii, a two minute walk from my new house. I had what’s called their superfood soup, which is just broth, quinoa, and a ton of veggies. 

Tonight I got to have Krystal, and my two beautiful friends from dance Kara and Laura over to see the house and catch up with them. They were so wonderful, sharing in my enthusiasm and delighting with me, and Laura even brought me a welcoming gift. In all of today I have felt so much love and genuine generosity, and reckon this quality as such a gift.

When I came home– home as in my parents’ house, and tonight is my last night sleeping here– I had a couple baby potatoes and a pickle for an odd snack. I’m getting all the rest of my things ready for tomorrow and very ready to hit the hay!

Thanking my Lord for a beautiful day… And praying into tomorrow that we are ever pleasing and serving Him. 

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