I apologize that I haven’t posted in a while. A combination of some technical difficulties plus some pretty overwhelming life changes have made it difficult for me to post.
I have missed you, but unfortunately with my other responsibilities, I haven’t been able to connect as I’d like. So thank you for understanding!
Care for an update?
Right now our little family is in the preparation stage of a whole lot of life changes!
I’ll start with the best:
In January, Brandon and I are expecting our second child, a baby girl!
We are so thrilled to welcome this new little one into our lives, and absolutely can’t wait to meet her. Of course, with her arrival, we have some preparation to do to for this sweet little creature, which isn’t overwhelming in itself, except for the fact that…
We are moving the month after her birth!
We actually don’t know where yet, we just know our lease is up in February, and we are running out of room. So it is time to move.
So my time these days is spent:
Looking for a new home,
Packing up our lives with the goal of being all packed (except necessities) before Christmas,
Trying to be ready for Christmas early, as I know I’ll be super-duper pregnant during the holiday season and want to be ready for anything,
And of course all the other responsibilities of life and work, while definitely feeling the third trimester of pregnancy!
Please don’t misunderstand and think I’m complaining. We are both thrilled and immensely grateful for the blessings coming our way!
I’m just dealing with the age-old everything-takes-longer-than-you-want-it-to dilemma.
You somehow think life will go on exactly as normal when you take on transitions like this, forgetting that transitions take time.
So more than anything, this is my message for me and you today:
Life takes time. And that’s ok.
It takes time to prepare a healthy meal.
It takes time to select a thoughtful gift and wrap it lovingly.
It takes time to declutter your life and think about the lifestyle you’re working towards.
It takes time to clean your home when you have a toddler wanting to climb in your lap to read every ten minutes 🙂
As Americans, we tend to want to cram every ounce of accomplishment into a day, creating huge, unattainable to-do lists, and then feel bad when we fail to meet the unreasonable expectations we’ve created for ourselves.
Our default is to assume that getting the most out of a day means getting the most done.
But what if getting the most out of a day means getting the most out of every moment?
Living each moment fully,
whether it matches your plan for how the day was supposed to go or not?
This is what I need to tell myself during this busy season, when I’m trying to move forward, all the while feeling like some days, I can barely keep my head above the water of day-to-day responsibilities.
And I have a feeling that you, in whatever season of life you find yourself in, and especially as we head into the busy-but-beautiful holiday season, might need to hear it, too.
Life takes time. And that’s ok.
So in the spirit of “being ok” with life taking time:
I realize that for the time being, I can’t accomplish all the writing I’d like to do for the blog.
I really want to post twice a week, as I have been doing (truth be told, I’d love to post even more than that!) but I’ve got to be honest with myself and admit that, right now, once a week is all I can handle.
I also will need to give myself grace to not have a strict deadline. So though you’ve grown accustomed to me posting on Mondays, for the next few months, I’ll be aiming to post at least once a week, but it might come Monday, Friday, or any day in between.
Thanks so much for being patient with me as I navigate these exciting, but time-consuming, changes in my life!
Today I’d like to hear:
In the spirit of “Life takes time. And that’s ok,” what is one moment or area in your life that you could slow down in? Is it taking time out of a busy workday to take a 15 minute walk outside? Or pausing to sniff and sip your morning coffee instead of bolting it down? What is one way you can make the most out of the little moments your day bring?
Until next time!