Friday, August 31, 2018

Monthly Reflections | August

Wrapping up the month and sharing what I've been up to in life and on the blog. What is your favorite moment of August? #currently
Since pulling the plug on my online life earlier this month, I've spent the last several weeks regrouping, praying, reading, studying, and resting both my tired body and restless mind. From one side, a chronic case of mono hit me hard, knocking me off my feet with exhaustion, while a bad bout of depression swept in quickly after. You know that saying "when it rains, it pours"? It's felt like hurricane season over here.

Monday, August 13, 2018

Simple Gratitude | 135

I'm sharing my #gratefulheart on the blog. What are you grateful for today? #gratitude #feelingthankful
"If you want to see the sunshine, you have to weather the storm." - Frank Lane

It's been a hard week. I am definitely going through a stormy season in my life and am learning some big and difficult lessons in it. Before this year, this kind of emotional weather would probably have made me want to run in the other direction, but I'm trying to practice patience, lean into the pain, and wait for the sun to shine again. It's not easy, but I have faith that if I keep trying, something good will come out of it eventually. 

Wednesday, August 08, 2018

Always, Sometimes, Never

15 random things I always, sometimes, or never do.

I've been doing a lot of heavy writing in my freelance and academic fields, so I wanted to share a post that was purely for fun. I did one of these random facts posts about two years ago and it was so interesting to think of some of the quirky habits I keep. I'd love it if you jumped in on the fun and shared something you always, sometimes, or never do in the comments below! 

Tuesday, August 07, 2018

What I Read | July

A look back at what I read last month. #ASGbookshelf #whatIread
It was quite an interesting month, as far as los libros are concerned. I started the month off feeling very underwhelmed by what I was reading. I wasn't connecting with anything and grew bored quickly. Then, about halfway through July, things started looking up. I picked up a new stack of books and was thrilled with them all. This stack included a few children's books, a book about personality types, and my two highlighted reads for the month.

Monday, August 06, 2018

Simple Gratitude | 134

I'm sharing my #gratefulheart on the blog. What are you grateful for today? #gratitude #feelingthankful
After unplugging from all electronic devices this weekend, including my laptop, I am feeling rested and relaxed. It's amazing how much stress and chaos all those gadgets bring into our lives, even if we only check them occasionally throughout the day.