I am headed to Las Vegas this weekend for the long weekend and I could not be more excited!! Kyle and Ashley, some dear friends who live on the East Coast while he completes medical school, are flying out and spending some time with us. Bill and I desperately miss them and we can’t wait for it all to begin. Drinks, walking, sunshine, and great quality time. It’s going to be so great to spend time with just these two for 2 days straight!!
Next week holds a huge milestone for me, and I will officially be published as discussed awhile back on this post. A women’s memoir’s blog picked up my story that I entered in a 4th of July contest, and they are finally posting it. I am so honored and can’t wait for the 19th to get here so I can share with my family and friends in this accomplishment! I am hoping it brings more readership here and I can reach a larger audience - I want to encourage and empower as many people as possible. Being chosen has definitely inspired me to write more, and I am loving a new refreshed spirit for words. This post may contradict that, because I am not feeling very eloquent today; but generally speaking, I am ready to take my writing seriously again.
I have such a huge year ahead, and while finances loom over my head, I am so excited for what is to come! A trip to Seattle in February – including an anniversary celebration for me and a birthday celebration for my little brother Stephen, my parents visiting at the end of February, Bill & My (and obviously Christian’s) birthday in March, an East and West Coast wedding shower, and my wedding in September, followed by my honeymoon in Italy and London. What an amazing year ahead!
It’s so great to be able to see God laying out a path of blessing for me.
In the midst of my excitement, I feel disjointed. My brain is all over the place. I just am happy and ready to charge the year ahead. I am not going to worry about anything, because it won’t add a moment to my life (we all know I will worry a little, but I’m making an effort to change it up!). I am going to count my blessings and keep things in perspective. Sorry to leave you with this mash of thoughts on a Friday, but I am just thinking through my year ahead and processing it all.
Thank you for following me this last year, and please keep walking through this journey with me as the years go on. I appreciate it every time someone tells me they are reading what I write.
I try to be an encouragement in a sometimes tough life.
I try to be relatable.
I hope I am succeeding!