My Two Steps Back

“I really don’t want to miss school,” is what my friend said when we all looked at our schedules to plan a trip. She’s a planner, organized and creative. Watching her live her life makes me want to buy calendars, storage containers, and Post-it notes. She’s focused and determined, but I know that there were […]

A Look Back at January & Turning 31

A Look Back at January & Turning 31

Every month, I’m looking back at the things I learned, loved, and lived through. I’m also looking forward at the next month. LEARNED It’s been pretty quiet on this blog lately. I’ve been savoring turning 31, but the truth is, I’m still not where I want to be. Progress is said to be two steps […]

When Things End

When Things End

I held onto a vase of dead daisies far longer than I should have. Throwing them out meant letting go of the beauty and freshness flowers bring into our lives. Sure, the petals were brown and the stems were brittle, but they still made me smile. Endings are hard. It’s tough to let go of what […]

Weekend Birthday Fun

Weekend Birthday Fun

Happy Friday friends! Today’s my last day of being 30, so I thought I would share with you my go-to birthday freebies for when your birthday comes up this year. I’ve always celebrated low-key, but I love my freebies and these are the ones I make sure to use every year. If you Google “birthday freebies,” […]

After All the Waiting

After All the Waiting

I had a dream about meeting a man who could have been the one. In the dream, I had to choose between him and the one God chose for me. I woke up before I could make a choice. In my first year of college, my professor and several students dispelled the idea of the one. […]

Weekend and New Year Fun

Happy Friday! I kind of miss the snow. My family went to Tahoe earlier this week and we’re all amused by the snow. It was beautiful and frightening at the same time. If you live with snow, kudos. I don’t know how to you survive, but the fun you must have! Meet Mr. Snowman (thanks, […]

In the Winter Months of Faith

In the Winter Months of Faith

We sit in the living, each one on a device. I’m writing on my laptop. My sister’s talking on the phone. My cousin’s on an iPad, and her husband’s on his phone. There’s a mattress on the floor and blankets and sleeping bags strewn about. Snow falls outside. Home is only a few hours away, […]