Just popping in for a quick post today, so that you know I’m still around. Lately it’s been a struggle to find the time to just sit and write. I love blogging – the connections with other amazing ladies, the creative outlet, the challenge of building something myself. But it is definitely difficult to accomplish with two little ones. I’m working on it.
Anyway, today I’m sharing some other things that are going on lately: July 2017 edition. This year is not slowing down for anyone! I feel like before we all know it, it’s going to be fall, and we’ll be scratching our heads, wondering where summer went. Slow. It. Down. Please.
So lately I am:
Praying: For me to be able to manage life better. I feel like I’m constantly in reaction-mode – do you know what I mean? As in, doing everything at the last minute, dealing with everything in crisis mode, and feeling overwhelmed by it all. I think I would have so much more to give if I could step back and look at the bigger picture.
I’m working on it by taking a course from my friend Gina Poirier called Chaos to Calm. The goal of it is to manage stress, but I’m finding it also deals with lots of practicals for busy mamas, like balancing life, getting time for you, and taking care of yourself so you can take care of your family.
Listening to: The Moana Soundtrack. A lot. And we’re all memorizing the lyrics – Theo almost has all the words to “You’re Welcome” down, and I’m pretty proud of that fact.
Wearing: Dresses and skirts whenever possible, because it is HOT, people.
Reading: Psalms, still. I’ve been meditating on the Psalms since Nolan was born, because I feel like that gulp-ful of scripture is about all I can handle at a time. But it’s enough – seeing the amazing character of God and how he works in the details of our lives. How he views us, and every little thing his Word does for us. I think I could camp here for a while.
Other reading? Not so much. I never even finished the books I started at the beach over a month ago.
Looking forward to: My 30th birthday next month! It’s a little nerve-wracking to be starting a new decade, sure, but I think I’m ready for my tumultuous ’20s to be over. The past ten years have meant so much in terms of growth and maturity in my life. And while I’m not trying to stop that kind of development, I’m hoping I can face it a little better and it won’t feel like such an emotional roller coaster from this point on.
Attempting: To take care of myself better physically. To eat better, drink more water, and get a decent amount of sleep in a night, which is probably the hardest for me. (I’m a night owl.) My body has handled a lot of abuse over the years, because I just didn’t consider it important to get good sleep or to eat well. Now I’m seeing how it affects me, and thinking, hey! Maybe a little self-care wouldn’t hurt, actually.
Watching: Supergirl. I’m a superhero movie/show nerd at heart. But I’ll take any recommendations for a new show below! Let me know.
Exploring: My own town! The past few weekends we have actually been making it out of the house (!) and checking out festivals, museums, and farmer’s markets. I keep forgetting how many resources we have right here. I’m letting my town impress me a little, and it’s kind of fun.
Wishing: We could spend the rest of the summer at the beach.
What are you up to lately?