new path trivia

Did you know…?
…boiled peanuts are the official state snack of South Carolina
…South Carolina produces more peaches than Georgia, the great “peach state”

…this year’s freshman class will graduate 10 years after I graduated high school
…the last class of students from my undergrad will graduate in May
BaylorBound…I’ve been to more IEP meetings in the first month of my internship than in my entire practicum experience (and it’s not even the spring!)
…I’ll be working with preschool kiddos & high school students this school year

challenges and change

For the last several months, I’ve been hesitant to post.  I want my words to add good to the world, especially in such a public realm like the internet.  So in a time of high stress and low patience, I chose to stay relatively quiet on this blog.  Out in the “real world,” I didn’t follow that trend, and I spent a lot of time whining and complaining, which I regret.

This semester/year feels like a completely different scenario.  I come home every day with things I want to post here on the blog.  Since I’ve been too busy to write down all the exciting things that are happening, I talk my husband’s head off at dinner or call/text my parents instead.  I’m thankful that those conversations have transformed from, “How am I going to get through this last semester of grad school?” to “I am excited about what’s coming next!”  What a blessing that is.

Continuing with the them of change, there’s a saying in Georgia, “If you don’t like the weather, wait a few minutes and it will change.”  Life changes too quickly to focus so much energy on worrying about what we dislike.  In my seasons of waiting for things to change, I’d like to have remembered that more often.  While excited about what’s to come, I also anticipate that there will be more stress and challenges along the way.  This time, I want to do a better job at viewing stress as an opportunity to grow through challenges.

 

How are you handling challenges and change in the season you find yourself in today?

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april goals

March flew by, didn’t it?  Check out the post for updates on March goals and what’s to come in April.  Be on the lookout for 101 in 1001 updates as well! I’ve checked some exciting things off the list this month!

March Goals

  1. Get out and go:
    Accomplished! I went to the Waco Farmer’s Market several weekends and enjoyed the sunshine!
  2. Cultivate a sense of peace in my home:
    work-in-progress
  3. Get ahead in my academics:
    Thank goodness for Spring Break and getting ahead!
  4. Write some letters:
    oops! I carried around note-cards all month and didn’t manage to write one note.  We will carry this over to April!
  5. Spring cleaning:
    We got a lot done in this area this month! Still de-cluttering and preparing for our move in July!

April Goals

  1. Get out and go:
    This goal went so well that I’m keeping it around.  April will be a great month for spending more time outside and enjoying life there.  Adding to this, I want to make time for reading the Bible outside.  God’s word in God’s creation.
  2. Write some letters:
    Carrying over this goal from last month.  School should be more calm in April, so this will be a great month for writing snail mail to friends.
  3. Health kick:
    I started making green tea in March, and I’m not sure why, but it makes me want to have a healthier month in April.  Let’s start with cutting back on soda!
  4. Preparing to move:
    It’ll be good to continue sorting through things and donating items that we don’t need to take with us to South Carolina.  Hey, maybe I can even pack a box or two!
  5. Take more photos:
    I used to take photos all the time, and I loved it.  This month, I’d like to get the real camera out (less iPhone photos!) and take more pictures–nature, puppies, family, anything!