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.
The New year comes with the feelings of being able to start over, to clean off the black board a re-do any bad choices from the previous year. But before we jump into a list of resolutions, there's the party... which is always my favorite part.
This year, my roommates and I are the ones hosting. So naturally I've spent the last two weeks looking at Pinterest for any ideas I can get for decorating our house without overspending. And here are five of my favorite recommendations!
1. use your tree:: or at least some of the decorations. I bought some gold and silver balls to put into vases on our make-shift mantel. And since Christmas has past, they were less than $2 for 12 from my local Christmas store.
2. balloons:: even though we're no longer 8, balloons can still make any party look nice without costing too much. I'm planning on making this fun wall "collage" in our dining room.
You can also use them to display some of your favorite pictures from the year.
3. when in doubt, add glitter:: in the words of Ke$ha, "throw some glitter make it rain on 'em." Add this craft herpes to just about anything for a fun New Year's Eve decoration. You can even put it in the balloons. My favorite idea has been to put it on the champagne bottles you'll open at the start of the new year.
4. all of the kisses:: the candy. Almost everyone wants a kiss at midnight to ring in the new year and here's an easy way to make that happen... even if it is just chocolate. I even found some printables to stick on the bottoms of them to make them festive.
5. lights:: everyone loves a good string of twinkle lights right? Use these as part of a backdrop for a photo booth or just as a way to light up a room without using those over head lights (I think those are the worst).
I hope these are helpful for any fellow procrastinators!
Do you have any New Year's Eve decor hacks?
// day 2 // describe your ideal day.
Let me just start off by saying that my ideal day would definitely need more than 24 hours or I would have to be hyped up on caffeine in order to do everything I wanted to do. That being said, here's a dew things my ideal day would consist of.
waking up slowly - a big breakfast - someone else cooking and cleaning for me - infinite time to spend reading and study my Bible - a good book - coffee with far away friends - all things Harry Potter - a good run - a high of 75 degrees - lots of sunshine - a concert- crafting - plans to make no plans - seeing the sun rise and set ( I can't pick which one of these is my favorite yet) - cupcakes - and a campfire.
Sweet and simple would be the overarching theme of my ideal day. And the only work I would be allowed to do is stuff that I truly find joy in!
What would your ideal day hold?
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