How joyful the simple things in life are.
I have been updating my new blog with my new adventures here in Oregon! Feel free to follow the new one because I no longer post on this old one anymore!
(And hey, you’re beautiful!)
I like to doodle on chalkboards on my Friday nights!
I Got It This Time
Okay, now here is the correct link to my new one:
This way I can follow others now. Having more than one blog on the same e-mail was too confusing so I fixed it!
Yay! Can’t wait to see your lovely faces on a new dashboard!
Whoop There It Is.
I finally made a new blog.
The explanation and all that jazz, plus some new posts are already on it.
I am content and happy.
(Yes I realize it is the same URL. It is because I changed my old one and made my new URL the same so I would still remember it) <-Okay, that was confusing even to me.
But I promise its new!
YAY! Good news friends!! Finally after weeks of knowing I can now announce that The Lord is sending me this summer! I am SO blessed to have received a summer long internship for Young Life at Creekside in Oregon!! I get to do what I love so much for my entire summer as the Canopy intern! The Lord is SO, SO good. I am ecstatic for a summer filled of dancing, joy and serving!!
“Whatever you have commanded us we will do, and wherever you send us we will go. Joshua 1:16
There’s nothing better than listening to some City and Color on the way home at midnight with the roads completely empty and the skies clear.
What a great way to end my day.
No matter what, family will always be the best Valentines ever. I constantly feel so blessed by the amount of love they have shown me and given me my entire life.
I need to create a new blog.
One that is contains more of who I am now and less of who I was then.
I like that idea.
What should I call it? (Update: Maybe Joy Triumphs?)
I have these days where I constantly find myself saying “I have no idea how I am functioning.”
This weekend was busy to say the last. Homework filled. Event filled with a little bit of life squeezed in there somewhere. I don’t know where yesterday went between student teaching where I gave my first lesson plan and young life where I gave a talk. Then I have to do homework until the break of dawn and then wake up just a few hours later. So it is Tuesday and I have classes all day, then go to work and then back to class.
It is safe to say that exhaustion has played a key factor in my last few weeks.
Then all day today I kept saying “I don’t know how I am still functioning.” Because I am so dramatic like that!! Hahaha. Its okay I like to laugh at myself too.
But now I am sitting here like, yeah I am exhausted but God has also brought me SO MUCH joy in these last weeks with a side of strength to keep on keeping on! I have so many reasons to rejoice and be grateful and dance with joy!
I feel like I talk a lot about how I am so exhausted on here, but let me tell you something: God brings joy and that TRIUMPHS exhaustion.
Joy is SO good.
Well this picture is 3 years old and then you come across it and you’re like welp this is creepy when you see the notes on it.
And then me friend Kira stumbled upon another version and posted another one here that she randomly found.
I wonder how many others are out there..
When 60+ kids show up to club…
The first time that happened as a high school kid, I was like
And now as a leader I’m like
I could live simply.
In an apartment with only one bedroom and bathroom, a lack of kitchen and maybe a small family room. As long as I had colorful window panes that opened up to fresh, beautiful flowers every single morning that I woke up.
I would love that.
I think to live simply is to live happily.
The first sip of soda after a hard week of work and the nails that always seemed to be filled with dirt & cement.
Someone asked me tonight if part of my heart is still there. I replied without a hint of hesitation, “Of course it is.”
And then my heart missed it a little bit more.