battles.




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.

5 comments:

  1. Starting the day right, thank you for the reminder. Too many times the silly laptop is the first thing I touch rather then the Word.
    Heres to staying truly connected!

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  2. ALL of this resonates with me. I definitely need to be intentional with my mornings, and I really have the itch to throw things away. Being a mom changes you, doesn't it? :)

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  3. paige: in more ways than i would have ever thought possible.

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  4. i should follow suit on that whole starting the day right. first thing i do every morning? instagram, e-mail & facebook. i should probably switch that to prayers, scripture reading & breakfast.

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