Saturday, June 25, 2011

As I was outside working on painting our porch swing this morning... I got to thinking about how things, like me, take time.  You hear the expression "I'm not perfect- but God isn't finished with me yet."
That's how restoring an old house is... it's not perfect- but we're not finished with it yet.  There are still SOOO many things that need to be done, redone.  But so much of the joy has come in the process- even the times when you can't WAIT for that part to be over... but once it's done, you forget all the work it took and you get to enjoy the beautiful results- the fruits of your labors.
It's a wonderful thing, really.  If it's worth doing, it's worth doing well.
I encourage you to enjoy the process- and remember- God isn't finished with you- or me- yet. :-)

Friday, June 24, 2011

I am finding it hard to get back into blogging- trying to think of what to write about that anyone might actually care about... what's so interesting to me, though, is that we all actually like to read about other people's lives, no matter how mundane it may seem. It's sort of like driving through a quiet neighborhood at night and glancing in people's lit windows- just getting a brief, passing look at how other people live. (you know you do this, too!) I love to see what colors people have used on their walls, what furnishings they have chosen... just a flash of their inner sanctuary.
I guess blogging is kind of like that. You flip through blogs, reading a snippet here, a snippet there- just a flash of the inner workings of our fellow humans.
So, I guess, it's not so much WHAT I say- as that I say it... and just share snippets of me with you.
Enjoy my snippets. xoxo.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Life is such an interesting journey.... so full of ups and downs and sideways.  I am going to be 40 years old this year (next month...), and I am sort of grieving that fact.  A part of me is embracing getting older, being more OK with who I am, and I even feel pretty good about myself in general at this point... but then there is that part of me that wishes I could redo my 20's, with everything I know now, and take better advantage of that energy level, that enthusiasm, those legs without spider veins, that skin without wrinkles, that hair without gray.....
yeah, I definitely would have worn short skirts, heels, and red lipstick a WHOLE lot more!!!
I also would have figured out what I really wanted to do with my life, and been more proactive about it.
20 years later, and I am MAYBE finally figuring out what I want to be when I grow up.  I went to school for esthetics, became licensed, and am opening my own practice inside a chiropractor's office.
Think of how successful and established I could be if I had thought to do this even 10 years ago!! instead of starting from scratch at 40.....
but, that's where life is the journey.  You don't always know where you're headed.  Sometimes you end up on a completely different path than you ever would have imagined.
Sometimes, you end up on exactly the path you were intended for all along.
You just never know!
Keep journeying, friends- and I look forward to sharing my journey along with you.
Thanks for joining me! xoxo.