isn't my husband so cute?
michael and i helped with escalate this past weekend at our church. the main focus was about battles... battles the youth face in school, home, work and just day-to-day life. it got me thinking about my own battles. i'm not going to go into great detail, but my top two that i'm really focusing on are: time management/productivity vs. laziness and comparing my life to others (in the blogging community as well as "real life")/trying to be someone i'm not. my life is not perfect... it is pretty great... but, i have things i need to work on.
so, some personal things i'm working on: starting my day right... not by checking blogs/instagram/twitter/facebook/pinterest, but by praying about the day ahead and spending time in Scripture. being myself... this is where the whole i want to live simple thing comes into play. i like nice things. i like clothes. i like to decorate my house. but, i want to keep it completely low key. minimal. i like it that way. i don't want to think less of my life because someone seems to have so much more fun. there's a lot of love in my home and we're a happy bunch. that's good enough for me.
some fun things: pinterest: this ties into the whole productivity thing. i pin things ALL.THE.TIME and don't do anything..... but pin. i want to start making the things i find. i'm going to try all those yummy recipes and make things for our home and for ellie. purging soon: i don't know if it's because i'm about to turn 25, but i feel like my "style" is changing. simple. so, it's time to go through the closest and donate some clothes and go through the house and de-clutter.
i'm pretty excited to face these "battles" and focus on getting back to the basics and seeing where God leads us in the next few years.