Sorry I’ve been a little MIA around here the last month. There is a lot going on in life these days and I’m excited to finally be able to share it all with you guys! That’s the basis of this post today, a little life update from me to you!
Feel free to comment below a few fun new things in your lives these days as well! I’d love to keep up with all y’all are up to, too!
Alrighty friends, here goes….what’s up in my life these days broken up by categories:
Curtis and I just celebrated 3 years dating!! HOORAY! I’ve mentioned this in a few posts on the blog but he and I are both quality time driven people so to celebrate this year we literally just carved out a little time the Wednesday before the actual day and left work early and had a picnic! I didn’t take any pictures but guys, just know it was the best.
My dad wrote a book! I have been so excited to share this with you guys but I was waiting until the final copy was all ready to go and it is now!!! I’m thinking about writing up a full ‘about the book’/review kind of deal on the blog some day soon…let me know if you’d be interested in reading that before you purchase the book (or after 😉 ). If you are interested & don’t want to wait on that review, you can get your copy here right now!
I just got a new job!!!! WOHOOO! This is truly, an answered prayer, y’all don’t even know. I will now be working for the same company I’ve been with the past 2 years, just in a different role. I am VERY excited to get that ball rolling and just do something a little different (for the first time since I graduated college over 2 years ago! AH!) Not that I didn’t enjoy my last job in the mailroom…I did! I’m just very excited for a new opportunity and to be able to move up within a company I’m already invested in.
My anxiety has been okay the past few weeks. It doesn’t happen very often that I experience anxiety-free days, let alone anxiety-free weeks; so the past couple of weeks have been such a sweet blessing*. Also this is honestly the most hopeful I’ve felt in probably the last year, especially with this new job on the horizon…that has helped my overall mood a TON. Very excited to see what the future has in store!!
*Disclaimer: Obviously I know anxiety comes in waves so the fact that I’m feeling this way now and feeling oh so hopeful probably won’t last and I am well aware of that but I’m just trying to choose to celebrate the good things as they come, for as long as they’re around…everything in seasons, remember?! 😉
I’m learning a bunch in this area right now. God is really cool you guys. Two of the biggest lessons about the Lord and just about life I’ve been learning recently are…
- Our lives are literally just a journey of learning things about who God is and then also about who we are because of who He is. How cool is that??? Like seriously, every single thing that I learn in life whether it’s about dinosaurs or about the intricacies of the functioning of the human heart, leads me closer to fully understanding the heart and the work of our Father. Is that not the coolest thing in the whole world or what?
- God wants for us SO much. He wants good things for us and he wants us to prosper. I think somewhere along the line I formed this idea that God was angry with me unless I acted within the lines of whatever I defined as “good” and “perfect.” And since I obviously can’t be perfect all the time (or ever really) my relationship with God has felt more like me needing to tip toe around the bushes of my emotions, my thoughts and my actions rather than feeling the freedom to experience them as a messy human and knowing confidently that God will still love and care for me not only despite those things but because of those things. Y’ALL. That’s so beautiful and so, so healing.
As you’ve probably noticed, I haven’t posted anything on here in almost a month lol so sorry….life has been changing a lot recently (as you can see in what I’ve written above!) and my blog has taken a less prominent role in my life for the time being. There isn’t really much of a cause of that, I think partially I am just out of practice and getting back into a creative head-space to be knocking out 1-2 posts a week while also working full time and trying to have a life, is not something I feel I’m really able to do right now. I’m learning to be okay with that truth and not being too hard on myself for not being consistent & just having grace knowing that I’m no less great because I am admitting to being too busy to say yes to doing something like this haha.
Not sure when I’ll see y’all next just because this blogging thing is kind of taking a back seat as I enter into this new season of life but I’ll see ya when I see ya sweet friends!