life beyond the well…

Where’s Erin?


So, I really haven’t BEEN anywhere. I’ve actually been sitting behind a computer everyday, reading everyone elses blogs. I’ve made notes about things that I want to write about, but I’ve never motivated myself to actually write. I’m trying to do better.

What’s new with me? In this short time, I’ve been enjoying the post-grad life. I recently got a job! YES! PRAISE GOD! I’ll be working at Georgia Gwinnett College in Lawrenceville, GA as an Admissions Counselor/Recruiter. It should be fun. The faculty and staff there seem fabulous, and I’m working with a guy that reminds me A LOT of Archie Ervin. Should be good times. My start date is June 26. I’ll keep you updated.

I’ve also been learning a lot about myself in the past weeks. There has been so much going on, so it’s interesting to see how I’ve grown in the midst of that. One thing that I’ve realized, or have been reminded of, is how much I value time by myself. As much as I enjoy spending time with other people, I so value the solitude and the peace that comes with being by myself.

Another thing that I’ve realized is that I have a low tolerance for people who are inconsiderate and who hold grudges or are less inclined to forgive. This realization has led me to pray hard for people, but also for me to pray hard for myself, and how I react to them. I’ve learned that part of being a Christian and displaying the love of Christ is particularly important in how we react to people that we don’t like or people who get on our nerves. And as for forgiveness- it’s is a difficult thing. Something that can keep you up at night and eat away at your soul. My prayers for being forgiven and for forgiving others are consistent. And in all honesty, sometimes I don’t want to forgive.

I’m about to start a journaling project, and it’s going to be an interesting journey. I’ve never been one to journal…even as a teenager. I’m journaling in an attempt to get to know myself to better and to really come clean with what my weaknesses and my strengths are. To recognize where I have grown and where I need to grow. I pray that God will do something awesome with this project so that I can be used fully in the ministry that He has for me.

So…perhaps that’s all for now. Peace and Blessings!

“My food,” said Jesus, “is to do the will of Him who sent me and to finish his work.”
~John 4:34


Author: erin.almond

God-chaser. NC native, now planted in Jacksonville, FL. Happily married to a handsome church-planting pastor. I am easily excited by Jesus, education, cupcakes, Moleskine notebooks, and Pepsi. Overwhelmed by God's amazing grace, undeserving of His love and mercy.

5 thoughts on “Where’s Erin?

  1. Congrats on your new job!

    I have a similar issue with people. I really find it problematic when people don’t allow others to grow or change. Like when someone who hasn’t really chilled with you in years thinks they know you because they used to know you. And who says they even really knew you then?

  2. Whew Gene! You said it! I HATE that!

    Erin, I feel like how can we be GOOD friends and you not be a journaler??? That doesn’t make sense! LoL! Journalizing is great and I am glad you have decided to give it a try!

  3. Y’all are right. That DEFINITELY bothers me too. It’s so confining when people expect you to be who you were. If you don’t put those limitations on yourself, why would you put them on others?

  4. Twilla hates me…lol

  5. I was listening to Lauryn Hill’s unplugged CD this morning and she said, “Anything that is growing is dead.”

    Very obvious, yet we forget.

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