I’ve wanted to write for weeks, months maybe, but just haven’t been able to formulate the words. Even as I type, my mind is swimming with thoughts, ideas, questions, fears, and the 18 things I could be doing instead of sitting here writing. A lot has happened since we talked last. A dear friend lost … Continue reading We can’t stay here.
Tonight I am writing from my bed. Which sounds cozy and nice but actually I'm hiding out in here with the door closed and a candle burning because I tried to shampoo my own carpets and now they're not drying and my house stinks (don't worry I've called in professional help). What started as a … Continue reading Avoidance and Self-Sabotage
My house is just a continual rotation of clean and messy. Tonight my kitchen is clean (if I don't include the desk that's covered in papers and random items that need a new home), but there's laundry all over my bedroom and the bathroom hasn't been scrubbed in longer than I care to admit to … Continue reading This much.
I just spent the last 20 minutes reading through my old blog posts. Turns out there's some good advice in there. Ideas and truths that I needed to be reminded of. Sometimes I get tired of the work. I doubt myself. I find myself swimming in thoughts like "sure bravejoy is a good idea, … Continue reading Confessions of a hypocrite.
I unintentionally took a break from writing. I didn't mean to not write anything for a month. I'm not sure if I had nothing to say or too much to say and the idea of trying to put anything in to cohesive text was overwhelming. The jury is still out, but either way I'm back. … Continue reading “So, how ARE you?”
So it was my birthday this last week. Twenty-freaking-nine. I'm unsure of how this happened. I mean I was just freaking out about turning 25 and now I'm on the downhill slide to 30. To the person that warned me these years would go quickly I'm sorry for not taking you more seriously. Anyways, rather … Continue reading Taking Stock
This is for those of us that are feeling tired. Tired of the work. Tired of the hurt. It's been 8 months since it all fell apart. I've grown. I've learned. I've cried. I've laughed. I've walked the #bravejoy walk. I've chosen to face the pain. To choose joy. And it has been so worth … Continue reading Arms Wide Open
So there's all sorts of stuff happening in my life and I'm learning so much in my relationship with God, BUUUTTT my baby turned three last week. So just humor me while I have a moment over here. This kid. So. Much. Joy. Incredibly curious, FULL of energy, and getting sassier by the day … Continue reading Humor Me
I'm probably an optimist to a fault. For instance, I am usually overly optimistic about how long things are going to take and how much stuff I can fit into one period of time. "It's probably only going to take me 45 minutes to get myself and two kids, fed, dressed, packed, and out the … Continue reading Optimistic
I've been sitting here for 30 minutes trying to decide what to write and well . . . I've got nothing. I was challenged this weekend to live with depth in my relationship with Christ. And to do that, I need to know Him. And for me, the next step to knowing Him is knowing … Continue reading At least it’s short