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Thursday, May 21, 2015

This & That

Long time, no see guys! I have to admit that life has been pretty hectic lately. Between work, church things, the boyfriend and friends - I barely have time to get enough sleep these days. But don't let me fool you into thinking I'm not ridiculously happy right now! Life is pretty great.

Mother's Day has come and gone and honestly I'm glad it's over. It was difficult for me and I wrestled with the anxiety for about two weeks leading up to it. It's just a part of what comes after losing your mama - the holidays, birthdays, family occasions, etc. will be difficult, especially the first time around. Now that people have moved on with their own lives and aren't constantly checking on me, I'm left not really knowing how to feel sometimes or how to act with how I'm feeling about not having my mama around. My heart has been a little heavy throughout the process trying to cope, but yet still trying to look for the positive that can come from this situation. I am so thankful for bloggers (Katie, Jennifer) who, unfortunately, have gone through this loss before me and have helped me to know what to expect through their writing. The Lord has been SO GOOD to surround me with people who are nurturing and supportive of me, some of them in the smallest ways they probably don't even realize.

One thing that's been convicting me so much since Mother's Day is that I am my mother's legacy. I was her first born child, her only daughter and probably the child that was the least close to her ultimately, but I am still her legacy. I want to talk more about that soon, but not right now. (Heavy Topic Alert!)

Let's get caught up!

Two weeks ago I saw NEEDTOBREATHE, Drew Holcomb & Ben Rector in concert - so so good!

You like how I drop the BOYFRIEND bomb and then just peace out? A little suspense never killed nobody!! Announcing your relationship is official on the blog can feel like the kiss of death. But so far...boyfriend and I are good. So amazingly crazy good. (Pretty sure he doesn't read my blog, so I could literally gush about him for days, but I'll spare you.) You should just rest assured that I have not felt like this in a long, long time, years. Like since the Skye era. Knowing that it could all blow up in my face tomorrow is scary, but remembering what it feels like to be a smitten little kitten is worth it. Insert ALL of the heart eye emojis.


I apparently cannot get enough of TSwift and all the things she does. Anybody else completely in love with this song??

Finished Amy Poehler's Book Yes Please. I knew she wouldn't disappoint, but I was laughing out loud most of the time. My favorite part?

I've been partaking in quite a few happy hours lately. When spring rolls around and work days get long I really have to admit that I love to unwind on a patio with a cold adult beverage. Judge me, if you must.


Speaking of The Countess... I am so obsessed with the current RHONY season. I'm a little behind since life has kept me from DVR binging as much as I'd like to, but I just can't get enough of this cast. I think it's the best cast they've had in a long time! (Maybe minus Dorinda, not crazy about her.)

I can't promise that I will be posting very regularly throughout the summer, but you know I won't be able to keep my mouth shut for too long. In the mean time, I'm always available for stalking on Instagram & Twitter if you need more frequent life updates.

XOXO

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13 comments:

P!nky said...

I was so thinking about you on Mother's Day <3!

YAY boyfriend! And yay all the feeeeeels <3! Tswift is amazing and I am so digging RHONY!

Love you!

Georgia Glam said...

Can we get a pic of le boyfriend????? :) I TOTALLY get what it means to "announce" a relationship! I don't know what has happened, maybe it took T.Swift moving to New York and appearing "more mature" but one morning I woke up and I no longer hate her haha! That white jumpsuit she wore to the BBMA's - on point! Her bf isn't hard to look at either1

Jen @ South in the City said...

So so very happy that you are happy!!! I'm always here if you need anything! 😘

Christina said...

i'm so happy that you're so happy...in love!!! xoxo

Ashley Robyn said...

So stinking happy to hear from you friend. I am glad that things are busy but oh so good. Makes me happy for you because I know that you deserve every single bit of that happiness. One of the things that surprises me most about certain things dealing with my dad is that it's like my body knows when certain events come up. It automatically goes into the this robot mode that mimics how I felt and treated it during those times.

Ashley Robyn said...

So stinking happy to hear from you friend. I am glad that things are busy but oh so good. Makes me happy for you because I know that you deserve every single bit of that happiness. One of the things that surprises me most about certain things dealing with my dad is that it's like my body knows when certain events come up. It automatically goes into the this robot mode that mimics how I felt and treated it during those times.

Amanda aka Manda said...

Yay for concerts, boyfriends and happy hours! So happy that you're so happy!!

Micah said...

I love love love Ben Rector. Some days, I just put his catalog on repeat.

Pamela said...

I would love to see Need to Breathe!!

Amy @ Living n Learning said...

So happy for you girl. :) Not updating the blog because real life has you busy is totally acceptable. Keep on updating on Twitter & Instagram and I'll be a happy woman. ;)

Jo Elizabeth said...

Hi!! So glad to see you posting (and so happy). I hate what you're going through with the loss of your mama, but I think you're handling it like a champ. Excited to learn more about the boyfriend :)

Amanda Elizabeth - Meet @ the Barre said...

Stopping by to get some life updates! Glad to hear all is well and love the new name dropping ;-)

Erin Padgett said...

So glad that you're enjoying life and all that it brings! :)