In Between

You may have noticed this space has been a little sparse lately.

To be perfectly honest, friends, I haven’t wanted to write here for some time and that has been so hard. This blog is like a sanctuary to me. In many ways, my heart and my soul have been bared in this space over the past year as God both wrecked me and restored me.

Since I began to blog about things more personal, rather than the superficial pop culture articles I wrote back when I first started blogging all those years ago, I’ve learned something about myself.

It’s really hard for me to write on a whim.

As much as I wish I could pop out post after post that both inspires and encourages, I just can’t. Try as I might, I just can make this space look like the rest of the lifestyle blogs out there who have seemed to master weaving their faith together with topical/promotional posts.

When the Lord moves me, I write. When He teaches me, I write.

It’s not that the Lord hasn’t been teaching me in this absence. On the contrary, He has been working so hard in me these last few weeks.

This school year is hard. The Lord has entrusted 16 children into my care this year and oh, how their needs are overwhelming. I long to have all of the answers and somehow find the magical intervention and visual aid that will solve the developmental and behavioral struggles we face.

I am weary. By Friday afternoon, I am lucky to be able to string coherent thoughts together. Hence why the post is a little on the ramble-y side….

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Currently // Vol. 9


Welcome to September! This truly is one of my favorite months because it holds the start of Fall and the start of cooler temperatures here. Hallelujah! Check out all of the currently updates over on Anne’s blog!

Reading // Lesson plans? I’m more than a little bummed that a broke out of my reading rut towards the end of the summer…only to have it ruined by my going back to work. I spent Labor Day weekend in the mountains, though, away from cell service and internet so I was able to read Present Over Perfect by Shauna Niequist and make more headway on The Happiness Dare!

Trying // To stay awake. I wake up early to get to work, you guys….

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Currently // Vol. 8


Welcome to August, also known as the month that all teachers dread. Just three more weeks until I head back to work to prepare for my fourth year as a teacher and I’m not ready! I may act like I will be going back to work kicking and screaming but truthfully I am excited to get back to more structure and I will be bringing copious amounts of coffee with me. I wake up early during the school year, guys. Anyway, I am back to link up with Anne this month for the Currently linkup so enjoy!

Hearting // Netflix! I probably should be embarrassed by the fact that I have literally watched all seven seasons of Gilmore Girls, like, at least three or four times since it hit the site but I just can’t bring myself to be. November 25 will be a dream, you guys. I also have been taking sometime to catch back up on The Vampire Diaries ahead of the eighth and final season this Fall. I watched TVD faithfully for the first five seasons but got out of it somewhere during season six. The recent announcement of the show’s end has me super nostalgic and I figure I should catch back up so that I can watch the final season. But seriously, I loved this show and it actually led me to some of my closest friends during my early blogging days….

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Currently // Vol. 7


Happy July, everyone! I’m pretty sure I say this every month, but where has the time gone?! 2016 is seriously flying by. I’m linking up with Jenna and Anne, as I do each month, to share what I’m up to currently.

Toasting // Hm. I’m not quite sure what I’m toasting this month, other than the thought that we’re one month closer to Fall? Fall and Winter are my jam, you guys. Boots, crisp air, and Christmas…what could be better?

Going // To the beach (next weekend!). I’m honestly not that much of a beach person (get me a cabin in the mountains any day), but my aunt invited my sister and I down for a quick weekend trip so it should be fun! Hopefully, my family and I will get up to the mountains for a day trip too soon.

Smelling // This is a hilarious prompt to me, especially since we’re in the thick of summer. Truthfully? We’re all smelling a bit sweaty down here in the South. It gets HOT here, you guys. But I’m also smelling the scent of backyard grills and fresh flowers, so that makes it all better.

Wearing // Unless I have somewhere to be where I have to actually look put together, I’m pretty much always wearing athletic leggings and a tank top. Not quite the “athleisure” trend, but just my attempts to be comfortable and not sweat through my entire wardrobe.

Wishlisting // Hm, I’m really not sure what I would be “wishlisting” this month. I have been obsessively listening to the five singles that Needtobreathe has released (especially Hard Love and Happiness), like, every single day and I am counting down the days until the full album is released (on the day my sister and I roadtrip to the beach…score).

What are you up to this month?

Currently // Vol. 4


Happy First Hump Day of April! It’s time to share some current things in my life with the Currently linkup, hosted by Anne and Jenna!

Making // Plans! Summer is around the corner and I’m currently praying into the possibility of going on a mission trip with my church in late June. It may not happen, but I’d like for it to! I am also taking a course from UC-Santa Barbara online this summer as part of the Child Life certification process and a couple concerts are in the works as well!

Wishlisting //  Is it weird if I still make a birthday list? My birthday is about a month away, so I’ve been scouring the interwebs for some birthday treats! Does anyone else automatically write off every purchase as an early birthday gift leading up to their birthday?

Cleaning // Everything! There’s so much in my life that needs cleaning and organizing. 2016 is definitely the year that I finally manage to declutter my life.

Posting // Not nearly enough! Like I said in my April Goals post, I’m definitely trying to get back to a regular posting schedule and editorial calendar. I tend to need to be super inspired in order to write anything and even though I know I don’t have to post regularly, I still like doing it.

Tasting // Passion Tea Lemonade! I love this treat from Starbucks year-round, but there’s something about having this drink in the Springtime that seems so right. I’ve been busting out my Passion Tea K-cup pods and mixing it with lemonade to keep in a carafe in my fridge.

What have you been up to currently?

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