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Figuring it out one day at a time.


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Thankful Thursday: Peace in the storm

I was just looking through some photos and came across these pictures of Linc and I watching a thunderstorm roll in this weekend.  I am not sure why but it just seems like one of those moments that was special.

I believe it was one of many firsts for us.

I have been so stressed lately.  I just feel like I have so many pressures right now.  The end of a school year, the purchasing of a home, starting grad school, my brother/nanny/roommate/friend is moving across the country, and I have somehow acquired another heartbroken semi permanent roommate and her dog.

I just need to remember that all of these things are blessings.

The summer has almost arrived.

I am fortunate enough to be able to buy a house for me and Linc.

I have the opportunity to go to grad school so that I can get paid more (knowledge is overrated, money is my motivation, sorry but I have to be honest).

I have a brother who lived with and loved my son wholeheartedly for the first 9 months of his life, I don’t think I could have asked for anyone better to watch over him while I was at work.  He will be missed , but we were lucky to have him while we did.

And, I have amazing friends who have always been there for me (and goodness knows, I have needed it), and I am glad that I am able to return the favor.

I can choose to focus on the negatives, and be stressed, frazzled, and angry.

But I won’t.

I choose to be thankful.

Did i mention that my friends dog isn’t potty trained…

I know you all wanted to see my gross feet 🙂

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I wish I was better at this…

My best friend had a horrible break up with her boyfriend of one year.  Her mom called, and I immediately went over to help.

I am bad at this.

I never know what to say.  I am naturally a quiet person and it is really difficult for me to say the right thing.

And I’m not a hugger.

I tried an awkward pat on the back but it was just that, awkward.

I just seriously suck at this.

She is going to stay at my house for the next few days.  I am glad that I can be here for my friend, she has always been there for me.

I just wish I was better at this.


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And I’m Off…

Today I am leaving.

I have left a lot this summer.  It seems to be the trend.

If I am going to be honest, it has a lot to do with not wanting to be home.

Things are rough. Marriage is rough.

And I don’t know if I can do it anymore.

I just need to get away and think.

I need to get away with good friends and people I trust.

So hopefully I can find myself again.

The North Woods of Wisconsin has been a sanctuary for me in the past.  A place where I can find myself.  Find God.  See God.  Talk to Jesus.  Listen to his voice in my life.

A place of solitude, and of peace.

I will journal everyday, I will read, and I will write.

It is not that I do not have time to do those things here, I have loads of time in the summer.

There is just too much noise.

Be still and know that I am God. – Psalm 46:10

I think that verse is taken out of context a bit, but it still makes tons of sense to me.

I need to be still.

And I need to know.

Not necessarily that there is a God, but I need to get reconnected to Him in my life.

Be still.

The plan is to canoe and camp.

I’m psyched.