Hold on to me as we go,
As we roll down this unfamiliar road
And although this way may be stringing us along
Just know you're not alone
Cause I'm going to make this place your home
Settle down, it'll all be clear
don't pay no mind to the demons
they fill you with fear
trouble it might drag you down,
if you get lost you can always be found
just know you're not alone
Cause I'm gonna make this place your home
This song was my theme song when I first moved to Augusta. When people and places were new and strange and I had to use my GPS to find the nearest Chic-fil-A.
Now, four years later, I find myself in a new city yet again. My dream city. Colorado Springs. With both new and familiar faces. And yet again, this song continuously makes it way into my mind. I'm excited and nervous about what this new adventure holds. Yes, I miss the familiarity of Augusta, of my friends and my job. I miss living in a house and with roommates, I miss Boil Weevil cake and Saturday night game nights (I'll let you guess which one I miss the most). And on Sunday mornings I miss walking into a church filled with people I knew and loved.
I miss things being comfortable.
But there's excitement in what this new adventure holds. I'm excited to hang out with old friends and make new ones. I'm thankful to have been given the opportunity to live in the place where I left my heart four years ago. I've found a church and look forward to growing to love them as much as I loved my previous church. There are many joys to be found in the unknowns of this time.
It is for this that I have prayed for the last 5 years and the Lord has answered. So I will continue to walk with Him. I will continue to seek Him and trust that with time, this place will truly begin to feel like home.
... and if not, He is still good.
Remember that time I made a list of goals for the month of May and then didn't blog for the rest of the month? Haha, that sounds like something I'd do.
The month of May was so crazy with trying to find a new house, bridal showers and changing schedules at work. And while I've enjoyed the break from this page, I'm ready to be back this month! This month I have a few goals but, not too many since I'm just now getting back into the social media lifestyle.
>>guitar<< I've had a guitar for almost a year now and I really want to learn to play it. This month I will start being more diligent in picking it daily.
>>blogging<< blog at least 3 times a week and look into moving host sites. Anyone got any suggestions?
>>budget<< we're moving at the end of the month and with that comes a lot of expenses that I need to save up for.
What are some of your goals this month?
Day 6// Currently
reading Alias Grace by Margret Atwood. So far I'm not in love. This is a book that's been sitting on my bookshelf since 2010 and I finally made myself pick it up last month. It has been very slow in getting to the point. I will read half of it and if it doesn't get better, I'm going to move on.
eating healthy...for now. I told myself that I was going to start eating healthier for the rest of the year. I was one of my resolutions this year, but so far I've not kept up with it too well. So I'm breaking in my new Ninja, and doing my best to get some foods on the grill while I still can. I'm also trying to watch how much sugar and white flour I eat and it's so hard!
listening to the September playlist of the month. My two favorites on there are Difference Maker by NEEDTOBREATHE and You and I by Ingrid Michaelson.
watching nothing. I have three shows that I watch during the regular season and usually during the summer I just enjoy my freedom from TV. Although I have been resisting the urge to re-watch Once Upon A Time. Elsa's coming and I'm so tempted. I'll let y'all know if I give in to temptation.
planning my trip to Seattle in less than three months! I got permission from both bosses this week to have a week and a half off in December and I'm so excited! I haven't been on a vacation in almost two years and Seattle's calling my name. Plus my sister has lived out there since 2011 and I'm excited to spend some time with her. Perhaps I'll do some job hunting while I'm out there.
feeling exhausted. I just finished working 13 days in a row. This morning I woke up and seriously had no idea what day it was. But it's my day off and I'm so excited to spend it with friends! I think we're going to a drive-in movie tonight!
enjoying the few times I get to chat it up with some of my besties. On Thursday, two of my friends and I used Google Hangouts and we were able to laugh and joke with one another, something that was much needed.
loving this blog-tember challenge! It's definitely been challenging but I'm enjoying "meeting" new bloggers and seeing their passions for life!
thinking that it's time for me to get my guitar restrung. I popped a string a few months ago and I yet to have it replaced. One of my goals is to learn to play it one of these days.
thankful for sleep, days off and roommates who never fail to love me, to make me laugh and tell me when I'm being absolutely ridiculous.
craving a craft night. This doesn't happen often, but when it does I usually spend days on the couch with craft supplies everywhere! However, there are always things that don't get finished, perhaps this will be my first order of business.
What have you been up to? Have any plans for this weekend?
twenty-something, daughter, sister, friend, follower of Christ, lover of all things media. welcome to the journey girl trying to find her place