Sunday, December 27, 2015

Me | Christmas Toy Playing

I am no different than when I was 3 years old. I take forever to open presents and when I open them I really just want to inspect each present, do a little playing, try it on/test them out before I move on to the next gift. And, then after Christmas play with all my new toys. 

Well, at 27 I am really no different. I still open presents the same way and then spent all day yesterday playing with my new things, trying on my new earrings, scarves, necklaces... everything! 

This is just one of my fun new toys, but I have to say it is the cutest little thing I ever did see. I haven't actually used it yet, but I can't wit to make lots of fun memories with this little guy and then make super fun Pinterest projects with the photos. So excited. Just can't hide it! 

Thanks Paul and Dee Ann aka Dad and Mom! 

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Me | "She Will Not Fail..."

Day-to-day life can be stressful. And, it is really really easy to get bogged down in the same routine over and over again. I struggle everyday to keep up. I am constantly behind on editing, my blog needs a face lift, my website isn't anywhere near finished and my roots are showing a good four inches. That is my short list. I won't even mention the shape of my bedroom because it literally looks like an Old Navy exploded in there. My dining room floor looks like a Santa's workshop with wrapping paper and gifts spread out and stacked anywhere there is a spare inch of floor (disclaimer-- my dining room is tiny tiny!) 

However, with all of that going on there is always a few constants in my life. One of those is my God. He is with me always. When I am weak, he is strong. When I have doubts, he is there. When I wonder if I can ever get caught up or can I make it, he assures me that I can and I will. He is my constant source of encouragement. I want my business to reflect people back to him. That is my main goal every new year. I think back to 2015 and wonder if I did that. Did I show God through my work? Was I a Christ-like example in my sessions so that they will see and know the love of God? I don't know. I try and try and hope that if at least one person saw it then my goal for 2015 was complete. 

I have my moments where I know I am not in control. And, I fail. I over promise results that I can't deliver. But with grace, I get by. I am not perfect and will never claim to be, but lucky for me I have a God that loves. 

2016 will come with all sorts of new trials, new goals, new accomplishments and new things. I still can't believe 2015 is almost over and more than that I can't believe it is time to start working on the 2016 goals list. But here we are and here we go. Ready or not!