🎶 Hello… it’s me. 🎶
It has been too long, y’all!
I must first start by apologizing for suddenly disappearing around here! The last time I posted feels like ages ago and I have missed blogging so much. I wanted to hop on here today and give a quick recap as to what’s been on my plate lately, explain a little bit as to why I haven’t been blogging these past few weeks, and hint and some exciting news to come!
What I’ve Been Up to Since My Last Post
I posted a guide to Part 1 of our Maui trip, and then left ya hanging! Sorry. The worst. Well, it was my birthday that same week and I had written a birthday-themed post for that Wednesday. Well, to be very honest… my birthday week turned out to be a really tough one for me. And suddenly the happy and light-hearted post I had written about turning 29 didn’t match my mood that day at all. It wasn’t genuine to what I was actually experiencing while turning another year older and so… I deleted it.
Instead of blogging on my birthday, I went and got my hair chopped off! I love it. I’m so happy I made that spontaneous decision and it certainly helped boost my mood that birthday week! Though that week was challenging for me personally, I still felt very loved by my friends and family and was grateful that I took time away from the internet and focused on those around me that cared for and celebrated me well through a few not so great circumstances.
By the end of my birthday week, life simmered a bit and I was so grateful to have our trip to Nashville, Tennessee to look forward to! Both Sam and I have had Nashville at the top of our bucket list trips and I am so happy we made the decision to go! We absolutely loved it and had the most amazing time there! I can’t wait to share all about our stay in the vibrant Southern city, but I need to get Part 2 of our Maui trip up first! Yikes. I promise these posts are coming! These blue and white stripes galore photos are from our time there! Don’t I blend on in? 😉
What Else Is New?
To summarize the past month, I’d say it’s been a true roller coaster. And now looking back on all those twists and turns and ups and downs, I’m sitting here with tears in my eyes reflecting back on the good and the bad. Because really, beyond just this past month, this entire past year has felt like one big roller coaster. Okay, actually… make that the past 3 years. I’ve tried to be as candid as possible on this blog of mine while continuing to find a balance of privacy, but gosh… it’s just really been a really hard season of life.
I never want my honestly in that to be taken as negative or that I’m complaining (because I do have so many blessings in my life to be grateful for), yet I also don’t want this blog or any other form of social media I use to portray that life is all pretty pictures. Because goodness sakes, so much is going on behind all those pretty pictures in ALL of our lives, is there not?
So yeah, it hasn’t been the easiest year. And not the greatest past month. And even though photos on Instagram show fun vacations, it hasn’t been picture-perfect in real life. I’ve missed blogging like crazy, but I’ve also needed time and space to deal with what’s been on my plate and allow myself grace in that. However, I do want to end this brief catch up post on this note:
I’m so thankful I’ve persevered through this roller coaster with my Savior.
I’ve been praying for change, a new chapter, and peace from God through this season of life and for what’s to come. I’ve clung to what I know to be good, but also fought through a lot of difficult questions to Him. I’ve grown a lot personally. I’ve thickened my skin, yet learned to grieve hard things that are certainly worth grieving. I’ve worked on this whole ‘patience’ thing, and it has not been easy for this stubborn mess!
But I’ve done it. And God has been good through it all, even when I haven’t been able to let my sinful self see it.
And with that…I have really exciting news to share with y’all VERY soon! (we are not pregnant.) But it will have to wait just a few more days!
Thank you for taking the time to catch up here with me today! Just felt like I wanted to clear the air a bit and I genuinely hope y’all have been doing well! I cherish and appreciate each and every single one of y’all. Thank you for being here with me on my little piece of the internet! You are loved!
Talk soon! xo.