One Month Ago…

IMG_6474One month ago was the craziest, best day of the year.One month ago seems so far in the past, and also like it just happened. One month ago Gayle married Patrick.

When people say their wedding day went off without a hitch, I internally think: LIES. There is always something small (or big) that can and will go wrong.  Thankfully nothing terribly tragic occurred on 08/01/2015. Little things I wished I could go back and change, I know I can’t. Why stress anymore?

I am so thankful for all the friends and family who gave up their Saturday (and so much more than that) to help prep for the wedding. The wedding would have happened no matter what, but it was so much sweeter (and less painful for me) because of all the help.

Also, I during the wedding planning my new favorite phrase was learned:

“If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.”

HOW TRUE IS THIS!? Ugh, so true. I am so thankful for planners in my life- and not only planners, but decision makers. I love you all.

Since I was in the wedding, I didn’t get a lot of pictures, but here are a few I did get…and when Gayle shares more pictures I will too. 🙂

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Living in a Wish World

It’s been a whirlwind of a summer: from losing my job to gaining a brother-in-law to getting a new job! Right before Gayle’s wedding I was offered a job, and then a week after her wedding I started it. 🙂 Talk about God’s perfect timing- just enough time to plan and focus on her wedding, and then time to recover and spend with family after.

When people ask me what my dream career would be, I have no answer except that I want to be able to share hope. My prayer has always been that this new job God has for me would be one where I can leave at the end of the day knowing I had helped someone. UGH, sometimes I am so crazy happy about how good to me God is (I know, I should always be, but sometimes it’s just way way way more than others). My new job is program assistant at Make A Wish NM- which means I get to help coordinate wishes! LIKE A GENIE (also FYI my car’s name is genie, so this is just an all around cool thing).

I’m only on day 2 at Make A Wish NM, but I love love love it. My new coworkers are so sweet and encouraging *(then again, it’s day 2). We had cupcakes and Starbucks on my first day as a welcome (they know the way to my heart). I left yesterday and today feeling that (even though I’m only still in training) good was done, hope was received, and encouragement spread. Naive and a little ‘Kimmy Schmidt‘ of me? Maybe. Even if that’s such a sunshine and bullshit way of thinking, I truly believe it. I am still in awe that I am a part of such an outstanding organization.

Things that turned me on to the organization:

So if anything changes about how much I love Make A Wish NM, I will let you know. Until that point though, assume I am enamored with it and that work is going great. ❤

A Letter From The Past

On the 5th I opened my email to discover an email from myself. What?! Inception?! I completely forgot that one year ago, I came across futureme.org– a website that allows you to send your future self a little (or long) message. It was such a perfect and much needed reminder of how important it is to take time for yourself, but also that we need people. (*also how crazy is it that Gayle and Patrick just got married and it’s been 1 year since they started dating!?)

Dear FutureMe,

It’s been rough lately. I can’t remember the last time an introvert day was had. I hope this week you’ve had one- just one really long Satellite coffee day with Jesus and a good book or journal. This week is the week of Kourtney’s wedding- it’s the week Gayle started dating Patrick- it’s the week Taylor moves overseas- it’s the week of everything. I’m writing to remind me to love the LORD always- keep HIM as the important thing in life- never lose sight of HIS grace. Share the good news through words and actions even when you haven’t had a good day to recharge.

It’s been easy to get sucked into the lies lately- everyone is getting married- or everyone has a partner, but me. It’s ok. How have I been serving and honoring God through this time in life? I hope in a year I can look back and say I did and I continue to do so. Fingers laced!

Call LANAY! Call ALEX! Text Dudek! Keep in touch with these ladies- they love you and need to be reminded how amazing and important they are.

It was also so perfect because Lanay happened to be in town visiting family, and we were going to have breakfast together that morning. I was able to share the email with her, and we talked through how important it is to NOT believe the lies that I’m alone in life. Alex also called me that day to confirm her trip out here in October. I am so loved, and God is so good to constantly be reminding me of this. After reading this email, I immediately sat down and wrote another one. A year from now, I hope I’m in a different season of life, but regardless of where I am or what I am doing I pray I am serving God and that I know I am loved.