Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Summertime is here!

Hello friends!

I have missed you. I have missed spending the day thinking about what I will say to you. I have missed obsessing over the way my post looks and whether the amount of text balances well with the amount of words. Well, no more! I am back. I plan to continue my regular Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday posts. 

I walked away from my blog for two whole weeks, because things got supremely crazy with finals. Not only was I finishing school projects and getting ready for exams, but I was also starting my new job at the grocery store and moving out of my college apartment. Not to mention wedding stuff and visits from my mom and Sheldon's parents. Whew! Making it through those two weeks was a miracle. It is an absolute miracle that I have a job, a place to live and I did not flunk out of school. At the end of each day of those two weeks Sheldon and I just prayed for enough strength to make it through the next day of exams, visits or moving.

These are a few things that helped me make it through all of the papers, assignments and work.

- Prayer. Like I said, just asking for strength each morning and night.

- Take it one day at a time. Sheldon taught me this. Don't borrow worry from tomorrow. Just be grateful for the day you have and let the worries of tomorrow alone while you survive the current day.

- My mom. She came to visit for about four days right before finals week. Of course that is not the ideal time to host out-of-town visitors, but it was so sweet to have her encouragement and presence.

- Sleep. Each night I went to bed around 11, whether or not I had finished everything. I knew that if I didn't sleep nothing would get done the next day. The only night I let myself stay up til 2 was the last night of finishing an art commission after I had already finished finals.

- Sheldon. This man is my rock. You guys probably already know this if you have been following my blog for any length of time, but Sheldon is a good, good man. He is steady, thoughtful and kind. HE always puts me first. He helped me by making me food to take to work, picking me up after my late shifts and helping me move.

I am so glad to be writing this post from my new bedroom in the home of the same couple I have lived with for the past two summers. I rent out a bedroom and bathroom in their house. It is clean and spacious and lovely. I don't have anything else to move. I don't have school to worry about. Now I can focus on my job and the wedding and writing on this blog for all you lovely readers. See you soon!

1 comment:

  1. Yay! You're back! I'm so glad you made it through finals and are standing on the other side. Thanks for helping her, Sheldon.