This is a late post today. I spent Saturday sorting through photos. There are so many photos that I’m not even 1/3 of the way through. I spent Sunday with a migraine and deeply into a Korean drama that had me crying through most of it. (Not a good thing when you have a migraine.)Today is the first chance I’ve had to actually sit down and write since last Wednesday.
I have been talking a lot about thriving on the blog so I’m going to change up this “Currently” post and start sharing what it is that I’m currently doing to help me thrive.
Studying… the book of Ruth
Reading… Writing in the Margins (I didn’t finish it the last time I started reading it.)
For Me, Myself, and I (Physical & Mental Wellness)
Weighing… 219 lbs. I’ve lost 10 pounds since Thanksgiving.
Reading…Thin Within (Judy & Arthur Halliday)
Eating… more vegetables and less junk food. I have been eating about 1 salad a day for a little over a week now.
Drinking…more water and not drinking soda. Today is the first day that I am giving up soda and replacing it with water. It is something that I have done before, but this time I’m determined that it will be a lasting change.
Using… Progessence Plus. It is an essential oil blend by Young Living. I’m using it to help balance my hormones. Since I’ve started using it, I’ve lost 10 pounds and I feel more energetic.
Exercising… no. While I have taken small steps to increase my activity level throughout the day, I still haven’t started an exercise program.
Watching… yes, I’m still watching Korean dramas. I just finished one called I’m Sorry I Love You that left me in tears.
Crocheting… a hat and scarf set for someone that I think is special, but whether I ever send it to him is yet to be seen. J
Learning… about my personality type and being an HSP.
For My Career
Right now I’m just trying to write everyday and to be creative in other ways as well as learning some new skills. I’m not sure what direction I want to go when it comes to my career. I do have some ideas (probably too many) and I’m having trouble making a firm decision. I will admit that there is a big part of me that just wants me to try to do all of them.
I’m also working on getting better organized. Since September, I have gone from having 2 rooms in my parents’ home down to 1 room. I had 1 room that was my bedroom and one room that was my office/living area. Now both are in the same room because my other grandmother is supposed to be moving in with us sometime soon. I’m now trying to turn 1 room into a combination bedroom/office/studio/living area. It is kind of like a tiny house concept without the kitchen or bathroom.
For My Relationships
I really haven’t started doing a lot to help my relationships thrive. I’m just trying to be more aware of my actions and how I use my words with others especially with my grandmother.
I am also looking for ways to create “community” without going to church. I know that being an active part of a local church body is important (if not vital) for a growing Christian, but because of the health of my grandmother actually going to church on Sunday is not possible for me. I will also admit that I’m hurting right now because of the church. I feel like I’ve failed the church, but I also feel like the church has failed me. I feel like the church has forgotten about me, like I’m invisible. I know that being part of the church isn’t about me. It is about being obedient to the Lord, but it is hard to want to be a part of something that greets you warmly on Sunday morning and then forgets about you the rest of the week. I feel like I’ve failed the church because I can’t seem to get past my own hurts and personality to reach out and ask for help and community again.
Well, I’m tired and crying now so I think I will end here. I’m sorry to leave you on such an unhappy note, but I promise that tomorrow’s post will be happier.
Love in Christ,