A few of my favorite things 

Summer is over. We have started school again and are anxiously awaiting cooler weather. Toward the end of the summer, I realized something. I had not read an entire book all summer long. I love being inspired, growing, and learning while reading. I love the way that God can speak directly to me through a book that may have been sitting unread in my home for months. I used to be the reader of our house. Otis has since taken that title from me. Even he mentioned that he hadn’t read as much over the summer as he had hoped. My second realization is that I hadn’t taken a picture with my camera in months. I love taking pictures. I have taken plenty of photos, but I had only used my phone. That  shocks me! The busyness of life had distracted me from some of my favorite things!
-the unfinished fence in the backyard

– the 37 loads of laundry that need to be done

– that white trim that I have been meaning to put a fresh coat of paint on

– cleaning out my closet

– the never ending list of house projects

These are a few things that are not my favorite, yet they consume my mind and time. 

I read a quote on Pinterest this week that basically said life was not meant to be lived in survival mode. Society has created this rush and pressure- everyday is a new chance to cram in as much as we can and push ourselves harder than the day before.
….but at what expense….???

I have a stack of books that I am planning to read THIS MONTH. I have also used my camera numerous times and have been surprised by how much I missed it. 

Everyone is in transition mode right now. We are transitioning to the back to school routine and also (hopefully) about to transition to cooler fall weather. Make time for the things you love. Don’t let time pass you by while you are just struggling to make it. Don’t live your life in survival mode, because really what kind of life is that at all?!?

  

About jfulford01

Hello to anyone taking time form their busy lives to read my blog. I am a wife to an amazing man, who I am blessed to serve alongside in youth ministry. I am mommy to two amazing kids who I am privileged to be able to homeschool. This blog is out of my comfort zone and certainly me trying to be obedient to Christ. I love Him more than I care about my own comfort or awkwardness. Hopefully, this blog is honest, real, and transparent. I'm not a big fan of fake. The Lord is using it to bring growth to me...and I pray that in the process something about my crazy beautiful life might also encourage others.
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