Monday, April 23, 2012

Monday Thoughts

I like weekends.

I like the chance to drink 2 cups of coffee without them getting cold, to do things around my house, run errands, and plan/make dinner all before it gets dark.  Don't get me wrong--I love my job, but I really feel alive on the weekends. 

I'm starting to think that's a problem.

Do you ever feel like you're just living for the "next thing" in your life?  For the next weekend, the next day off work, the next summer vacation, the next season of your life?  For a thriving garden, chickens that lay many many eggs, a sparkling pool, a remodeled and decorated house, for babies and stay-at-home mommage?  Oh wait, that's just me?

What about now?

This is the time in my life where God has me married to the man of my dreams with no children, enjoying exploring life together in our fixer-upper home, working toward my grad degree, and working really hard in general. 

I'd love to think that someday I'll look back on this time in my life and see something like this:
*open and honest relationships with those around me
*putting all my energy into loving my husband
*eating right and putting a priority on keeping my body healthy
*learning new skills and trying things that scare me
*being a woman of prayer

Somehow I don't imagine I'll ever look back and say, gee, that was awesome...all that time I spent watching tv, that online presence I got so excited about, those sweet colored denim skinnies I scored for $1.50 that didn't even need altering because I ate so much holiday candy, that coffee addiction, and wow, all that sleep I got.

So where do I start? 

I think I start with getting off my duff and washing the dishes instead of hoping hubby is so inclined to wash a few when he gets home.  I think I start with opening my Bible instead of grabbing the remote.  And I think I start with saying no to my hormones and grabbing a high-protein snack with a low glycemic index.  And I start by grabbing my yoga, not to take a nap on the couch, but to actually DO yoga.

 Where does the Lord have you right now?  What do you hope to look back and see for this season of your life?



  1. i love this - you're right, it is so wonderful to be able to look back and see the hand of the lord in your life :) just found your blog and its super cute :) - love the pictures of you in the header :)

    1. thank you so much, Elisabeth!!! and thanks for stopping by!


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