Justifying Sin?

Friday, September 27, 2013

It has been WAY too long since I have done this. what. the. heck. Time is flying. Alot alot has happened.. Here are somethings you might have missed!

*RJ started school
*I am offically a licensed cosmetologist (yay!)
*Found a job
*Quit my job!
*mom came to visit
*got another job!! :D

RJ is back to full time school full time work! Just typing that makes me exhausted...I'm grateful I married such a hard working man. He seriously is just awesome I'm lucky to call him mine!

I passed all my test, yayyy. I was so nervous and looking back I have no idea why. stupid test anxiety. Anyways so this was one of the reasons I hadn't posted for so long, I got a job. I just wasn't sure about the whole thing and even now I'm just going to keep it profession since my blog is public. I won't say the name of where I was working but I was SO excited for my first job. I got it so fast and I couldn't wait to get my hands in hair again! ( that sounds weird) Unfortunately as the days went by I was getting more disappointed and  more disappointed. I quickly realized this salon and me were not a good fit. After 5 weeks I left and was really kinda upset about the whole situation but quickly got on my feet and was ready to find the right place for me and my family! I researched all the salons in the east valley and their training programs. I toured, called, researched, asked around. I found a few I was really interested in. After listing the pro's and con's from each salon. & lots of praying!  I had a pretty good idea of which one it was going to be.

After interviewing there was one aspect I was really hesitant about. During the training they required you to work Sundays. I had told them in the interview that that was going to be a concern of mine because I do have a commitment to not work on Sundays. Even though I know some careers do require that & sometimes that's just life! I do believe this subject is definitely a personal opinion or preference. For me Sundays are my favorite day It's one day completely devoted to my family and church. What more could you ask for. It recharges you spiritually & mentally for the week. At least for me. To not have that for a few months to possibly six months straight  really concerned me. Not just to not be with my family and have a day off but spiritually. I believe strongly in keeping the Sabbath day holy and partaking of the sacrament also teaching my little primary kids I love! Thinking of not having that choice made me almost sick to my stomach.

I could not get it off my mind. I had a hard time thinking through this, I had a hard time feeling if I was being rational or if  I was justifying sin. I kept thinking "I'm not the only person, Heavenly Father knows my heart, It's only for a short period of time." Then as I'm thinking of these thing I kept thinking of my Brother in law on his mission in Mexico. One of the things he & his companion are struggling with are investigators working on Sunday. They have testimonies but won't come to church. Also I can not look over that black and white It's braking a commandment and that was my biggest struggle. So I prayed and prayed could not get it out of my head. Even though I knew it wasn't something I wanted to do, every time I prayed I felt good about it. I went to the temple to ponder and pray more about it and it still felt right. what. the. heck. I guess I'm going to have to live with out church for a few months.....Later that day I get a call from the manager, He says I have good news we've been talking and were going to try to make some exceptions for you on Sundays. Music to my ears. I could not believe what I was hearing I didn't even think nor expect them to make exceptions for me! what?! They haven't told me exactly yet what is going to happen. I don't expect them to give me every Sunday off I understand I have to sacrifice, but I am so happy to be with a company who cares and think of their employee's. I'm so excited to start working again. I'm so grateful for my Heavenly Father and the blessings I continue to see in my life. It just reassures my testimony and I know my Heavenly Father is mindful of me. I knew even if that job wasn't meant for me, Heavenly Father would put me where I needed to be but I'm glad it worked out how it did! Even though this was something small it definitely strengthened my testimony and helped me feel my Saviors love.  I know everyone has there own thoughts, opinions, and beliefs but this is mine and this experience definitely strengthened my testimony so I thought I would share.

So I am the newest employee at Toni & Guy at the Santan mall! I could not be more excited.


  1. That is so fabulous!! Congratulations!

  2. This is such an amazing post. And YOU are such an amazing person. Congratulations on your new job! That is awesome!


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