Note: It's slightly awkward to take a picture like this without blocking your face with the cell phone.
I feel kind of MIA these last few weeks but as seasons of life come & priorities get a little shifted. Right now I'm juggling a few new different things..new small group for marriage, new 6 week bible study, working hard to make exercise an everyday thing and really buckling down to get to that healthy point for me. I'm find myself not home at least 3-4 evenings a week right now & haven't had much downtime for home projects or crafting. I've been trying to focus more on relaxing & reflection when I can...it feels right for once. The control freak inside of me really hates this "off schedule" feeling but I'm trying to embrace it for what it is. Seeing that the themes for my year seems to be surrender & trust, I'm surrendering my controlish nature to God and trusting Him to open up new views on life and new vision for me.
Fun tidbit: I'm an anti-hoarder except when it comes to sentimental things. I love seeing things that remind me of little happy moments. My rearview mirror is an example. See the macaroni strands? Zeke made that necklace for me last year for my birthday. I also keep a strand with an elephant charm, a windmill charm, a charm from my dad, & a cross charm that's literally been in every car since I began driving. I joke it's my lucky charm - I've never gotten a speeding ticket. There is a clear sparkling necklace that makes the sun dance around my car on pretty days from my neice, and an way old air freshener that reminds me to "Be Free". It all makes me smile.
Want to embrace your self this year? Join up with some of us gals committing to a self-portrait each month.