These girls, always.
How long can I live in denial of summer ending? Those crunchy leaves I’m starting to run over on my bike, they don’t exist.
— CT Studd
There was a rose and note on my windshield this morning. I joyfully pedaled to church and my boss came, too. I wasn’t late. I enjoyed fancy VIP food and football last night. And Halo. And to back it up even more, the weekend started with a fabulous time of prayer, healing, and worship at VCC.
And I’m trying to enjoy these things as they are and not fret about my “world” coming to an end soon. To enjoy life in every season and under every trial…most of the time.
— C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity
— C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity
you don’t let me fall. I would very much like to run away right now but even then I wouldn’t have peace because the burden of “you’re not doing anything to get anywhere” would be weighing so heavy. I have less than a month to figure life out. The two doors that seemed like gifts were nothing but explosive bombs of “YEAH RIGHT.”
contain my excitement about the fact that the one and only TM is going to be here this month. It’s like a long-lost part of my life is returning to me. I get to talk and smile and hug and laugh with someone who was there for that. And then dream and visualize and pray about the what’s next.
omg, someone stop me.
in this day and age, I would hate my classmates more than I did.
But they all hate each other and themselves, so, there’s that.
has been “no” so many times I can’t bring myself to believe that now, with so many things seeming unfinished, it could be a “yes.”
I am not getting my hopes up no matter how nice of a door it seems to be. I didn’t even ask for it and I’m not even sure I want it.
Job #2 ends this week, and…
Job #1 ends next month.
There is a blank space before me. A peaceful, directionless state. I have absolutely no idea where I’ll be or what I’ll be doing. I thought (keyword “I”) thought this seemed like a good place to be for another year while I prepare for the next, but maybe that isn’t so.
I don’t know if I’m going to work with junior high or high school this fall, but maybe it’ll be neither. Maybe I’ll never meet my ELL student. But maybe I will. Maybe maybe maybe.
Just another thing to throw into the incredible whirlwind of chaos and another reason to be baffled by peace.
1. Spent an afternoon jumping off the harbor into Green Bay.
2. Stood outside during a rainstorm full of lightning and thunder to watch an incredible sunset.
3. Jumped off cliffs into Lake Michigan, which was so cold it sent our bodies into shock and bruised our knees as we tried to scramble out as fast as possible. Worth it. Every time.
4. Kayaked from Peninsula to Washington Island.
5. Experienced the American Folklore Theatre.
6. Went to a candy store every day.
7. Slept and ate in a cottage.
if you want to comfortably wear skinny jeans.
I’m not going to want to come back unless it’s to a new job.
itunes has got it all wrong the hottest single of the year is me
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