Thursday, June 28, 2012

Ha ha ha!

My word count - 356...a long way from 1000, but it's a start.  Maybe I should set a goal for 100.

My Purpose

I haven't blogged in a while.  I think a lot of it boils down to remembering why I began this blog.

To share my journey.

A journey that sometimes feels like a hamster wheel.  It keeps going, nothing changes, and yet days still go by.

While there may not be giant changes, there are small ones.  I need to be thankful for those.

Today, I am a stronger person.  I am healthier.  I have surrounded myself with great friends who are strong believers and encourage and call me out when I need it.  I like my body more.  (That's a huge accomplishment!)  I may not be where I want to be yet, but each day pulls me closer.  I am proud of the work that I do as a teacher.  I am learning to not care so much about what people think of me and to be true to myself.  I still struggle, but I am realizing it quicker when I fall into that trap.

I still love my blog title. shows that it's a journey.  Thanks for continuing to join me on it.

How Hard Is It?

I have a friend who blows me away!  She inspires me, challenges me, and encourages me.  I don't know how she does it.  Other than the fact she is a believer and I firmly believe she understands the power of the Holy Spirit, as well as how to organize and plan her day well.

She is a reader, writer, creator, mother, wife, friend, daughter, athlete, cleaner, cook, and many other roles that I probably cannot even name.  Her daily goal of writing is 1000 words (if I remember reading that right on her blog).  She has a summer reading goal with her family, and I think she accomplishes more in the first three hours of the day than I do all day.

They (who they are, I don't know) say if you want to get better at something, you have to keep at it.  Today is my attempt at writing words.  How many, I don't know (but I will word count it at the end).

So, Ruth, thank you.