Friday, January 17, 2014

The Best is Yet to Come

How is it already mid-January?! I feel like last night was New Year's Eve. I guess it's true what they say: time flies when you're having fun!

Here's the truth, everybody. I have had major writer's block for the better part of a month. Seriously. Writing a 5 page literature review last month was torture. Now I need to somehow add 8 sources and 3-5 more the next week. I'm telling ya, they really make you work for a graduate degree. But guess what else? By this time next week (well, let's be'll be about midnight next Friday) I will be turning in my FINAL RESEARCH PROJECT. For my masters degree. Then it's all done. Over. No more school. For now. Whoa.

In addition to the lack of love for my literature review, this blog has also been a bit neglected. There are a few reasons for the silence. First, I've been busy. Between the holidays, a very special weekend visit, school/research, and having to pick up extra hours at work, I have been really busy. Second, I'm trying to enjoy my days-- every minute of them, really soak up this season. I know that means I should be making time to write about it, but, truth be told, I haven't wanted to. I'm not really sure why. I think because I have enjoyed talking about it so much, and living it, that by the end of the day, I don't even have the words to express myself.

However, a lot has happened in the last month. And while I have a few ways to look back on it all (photos, messages, written memories), one of the things I love about this blog is having a running record of big events in my life.

A few of the things I want to remember about this time in my life:
- My faith is stronger than ever, and growing ever day.
- I have learned to truly love and trust myself.
- God brought an amazing man back into my life, and I have no intentions of letting him slip away again.
- The most amazing part of the holidays is being able to spend time with those you love.
- My brothers are incredible men, and I am so proud of both of them.
- I have the best, and most supportive, parents in the world.
- You're never too old to call your mom sobbing.
- When you meet new people, you can tell immediately when you've met a life-long friend.
- Work isn't always going to be fun, but it will always teach you something about yourself.
- I am a much happier person when I fuel my body right.
- Distance doesn't really separate good friends.
- You can always go home, but you can also make a home anywhere.

And that's all she wrote. For now. Maybe I'll find my voice again when school is over...