Last year at this time I didn’t have a direction, there didn’t seem to be a path for me to follow, I thought God was absent, and maybe that writing wasn’t a part of my future. I was sick—stuffy nose, cough, sore throat, you name it—and worn out. Considering Christmastime is my favorite time of the year, beings sick was extra crushing. I couldn’t enjoy the holidays 100%. It’s just
Okedoke. So it’s been a hot minute since I’ve posted here. Since I’ve written a blog post, period. (April 4, 2018 to be exact, ya’ll.) A lot has happened in those 4 months. Specifically—summer. Summer is full of trips, packing, unpacking, dancing, sunshine, outdoor fun things, SWIMMING, river days, late-night laughs, etc. Basically, my fave time of the year. Yeah, I love fall and its oversized sweaters; winter wonderlands and
This winter has been long. We had reasonably nice weather until the very day winter started. But since then, it’s been crazy. Up one day, WAY down the next. Snow, no snow. Rain, sleet, hail, thunder, lightning, you name it. And I was fairly positive for a while. I enjoyed winter, when it was winter. Even had a summer-like break when we went to Texas for a week in January.
Hoppy EASTER! Five weeks ago yesterday, I logged out of Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. I used Lent as the ‘time frame’ to do it, even though it was a week or so after Lent started that I logged out. Here’s a few things I learned: The world does not revolve around Social Media. I do not need Social Media to be happy. My family is far more important than Social
I didn’t really used to like the weekends all that much. Unusual, I know. And I never really could put my finger on why. But I realize it now. Weekends meant slowing down. It wasn’t because we usually do laundry. Most definitely not because dad is home all day Saturday and Sunday. Not eve. Because we vacuum on Sundays! It was because we slow down and breathe. Everyone looks forward
Do you realize that waking up every morning is a miracle? The simple act of breathing, swinging your legs over the side of your bed and possibly – hopefully – sliding to your knees for a morning prayer. Those three ‘simple’ tasks that we so often take for granted are actually miracles. Some people can’t do those tasks so easily. Some cant do them at all. Well, see? When you
So, mom always tells us we don’t necessarily have to give something up for Lent. That it’s more important to make a change in your life. Well, in this case, my change did include giving something up. Social Media. It’s not because Social Media isn’t a great tool to connect with people – even people around the world! It is. And I have met lots of people, some whom I’m