Hey friends! It has been a while since I have posted on here! Firstly, I just want to say HAPPY 2020! Yes, I know I am late, but I hope this new year has been off to a great start for you all!
With the newness the year brings, I have a pull to do some changing. This little blog is a fun, and freeing way for me to write and connect with others. So I feel like I need to do a little changing to it.
For so long I have been so afraid of what to write. Afraid that it may come off boring, preachy, or whatever. I guess for all of 2019 I let fear freeze my joy of writing. So I just stopped. I stopped writing what was on my heart, and boy was it exhausting! Continue reading “Things Are Changing”
I turned 30 last Wednesday and I decided to reflect and list thirty things I’ve learned over the years. I’m not going to lie I have been so down about saying goodbye to my twenties. They were filled with pain, heartache, growth, new life not just in giving birth 5 times, but new life for me as well. I’ve been stretched and pulled in many different ways. I walked a thousand different paths in trying to find myself.
I flailed and fought through college in a career path that wasn’t for me. I learned quickly in A&P after poking and prodding with a cadaver whose name I cannot remember — that the body had way too many body parts and muscles, and bones that I care to even begin to try and name. I realized that path just wasn’t for me. So I dropped out, cue the violin music and feeling like a failure. I couldn’t quite figure out what my “calling” was. “Oh you are still young it will come to you.” Continue reading “An Ode to My Twenties & 30 Things I’ve Learned Since Turning Thirty”
I just thought I’d check in with a bump date. I’m 27 weeks. I’ve finally given up on wearing scrub tops at work, and resorted to stretchy long-sleeved shirts, and loose fitted tops. I also caved and bought a belly band, for the back pain. The baby moves nonstop and that’s my favorite part. At night in bed when everyone is sound asleep I like to keep my hand on my belly and just feel the movement. It has become our special time that I look forward to every time I lay down. Continue reading “27 Weeks & Life as A Working Mom”
I wrote this on my instagram as I was reading through Genesis, and wanted to share it here. I hope it blesses and encourages you as we embark on a new year, May we never forget whose we are. Continue reading “Fix Your Crown”
This is a little embarrassing to admit but I forgot my age. The other day my mother reminded me of my age, and it hit me. This year I will actually be 29 and not 28. Even closer to 30 than I thought. Let me add, there’s nothing wrong with getting older it’s actually a blessing. But I thought by now I should have it all figured out you know. Right after high school I landed a job as a secretary in a hospital that I love. I also went straight to college, but add in some heartbreak, and I blew it. I spent a lot of time flailing and trying to keep my head above the water. I was hurting and so lost, and instead of leaning into the pain I ran from it. I consumed my days with long shifts at work, and eventually gave up on college. I had no clue what I wanted to do career wise. I thought by my mid twenties I’d have it all figured out.
I gave myself this silly little mental deadline on when you should have it all together and boy was I wrong.
Continue reading “When You Feel Like You Have Nothing To Show For”
How fitting that my very first blog post would be about healing and hospitality. Let me first start by saying that I broke my ankle on February 27th. It was an ordinary day of picking up my eldest daughter from preschool and grabbing lunch. I was walking down the steps at home carrying my son in his car seat. I missed a few steps and twisted my ankle. I felt it pop beneath my weight, but thankfully my little man was left unscathed. There I was in agony on the bottom step right beside the baby gate(the irony I know).
Continue reading “Healing and Hospitality”