If I were you, I would stop reading me. I can read the news to be depressed. I write to express and process. I hope that I am reflecting Jesus as I go through good and bad moments in life. This is my intention. I came to this conclusion because, if I was going to brag about what God is doing in my life, if I was going to talk about his wonderful blessings and grace, then I was going to have to share the hard parts. The parts that aren't so great. Right? That's how you tell a story!!! I was lost but now I am found. I was blind but now I see. How effective would it be if I just say, "I see?"
I'm going to be moving soon. I hate moving. This is a stressful thing but I believe that it will ultimately be a blessing. I pray that God lead us to a good place to lay our heads and I pray that it all works out for us. This is a stressor for me because it may be a hard transition. Why are you so tired, Elle? What's going on? Well, there's that.
I'm working out. I don't like working out but I'm not getting any younger and my kids are telling me that they would like me to be around for a while so... I'm going to the gym. What I tell myself to get ready for the gym is: Elle, think about the incredible "Revenge Body" you will have when you tone up!!! Look out world, it's not ready for a thinner me!!! LOL!!! Just kidding. I'll probably always be thick.
I'm almost ALMOST done with my last degree and the whole thing is super stressful. I don't even want to take an orientation class after this. I'll make an allowance for Bible Study but THAT'S IT!!! Here is my for real, legitimate prayer. I just want to finish. That's it. I don't even have to finish well. I just want to finish it and be done.
I keep on thinking about how happy I will be when I'm done with each thing on my plate. It's like running a race and crossing the finish line. It was hard going but I will have done it by the grace of God. I claim victory. I pray for strength. But Man, as I went over my last posts, I could see that I wasn't a hundred percent. Definitely in my feelings. So... I took mood enhancers (broccoli). I drank (water, I was dehydrated) and I took to the streets (or the treadmill to work on those toxins). I think this is what self-care is all about. Love you guys!!! Keep on praying.