Have I told y’all lately how glad I am that you’re here?
(I’m really, really glad. Like, this glad.)
Thanks so much for reading. Grab a cup of something hot and stay awhile!
I’ve been a bit silent on Facebook, Instagram, this blog, and well…just about everywhere over the past few weeks. The radio silence started off with our trip back home to the Philadelphia area. I was trying to be as fully present and engaged with our family and friends as possible for the short time we were there. And, that was successful! We had such fun times with our people and made really wonderful memories. Looking back on that whirlwind trip to the East Coast has me feeling all warm and fuzzy, and anxious for it to be Christmastime, so that we can fly back and do it again! The Southern California life is a sweet adventure that I wouldn’t trade in, but man, oh man, there is no place like home.
After coming home, I went on a mini-break from social media. I took about ten days off just to unplug and recharge, free from comparison, distraction, or pressure to post and write. I think that the moment that social media becomes something negative or taxing on our hearts — that’s the perfect time to take a break. The fast was so sweet for me – I spent so much time with God, in prayer, and with my nose in a book. My soul desperately needed the rest, and now I come back to this space a little more focused, with gratitude, perspective + purpose. 🙂
My goal for this blog is to not only have a creative outlet where I can share my heart and play with words – but that it would truly be a place that inspires you to strengthen your heart, body, and mind…and to live with purpose and joy. There’s lots of dreaming and planning to be done in the coming weeks to make that happen – but I sure am thankful to have you along for the ride.
The days have been simple and slow this past week. They’ve even been sad, and challenging. We lost an aunt that we were very close to this past week, and her death felt even harder to accept being “alone” here, 3,000 miles away from our family. But we’re clinging tight to each other – and somehow, that makes these not-so-glamorous, not-so-perfect days, this real life, even sweeter.
I’ve got to scurry off to work soon, but I’d love to just share a few fun photos with you of what we’ve been up to lately:
Have a great week, friends! Check back on Thursday for another post. 🙂 XO