As excited as I am that today is Friday [even though I work from home and love my job there is a certain flair that Friday has for me], I am even more excited to share a little bit more about the blessings in my life right now. Of course my life is filled daily with all kinds of blessings from God but the below 5 are the ones that kind of stick out for me right now. Plus, I think it is really important to remember blessings like this, especially when our is going to hell in a hand basket.
I’m also linking up with Heather today for my first Friday Favorites post!
Blessing #1 – Time to re-energize
My time spent camping last weekend really helped me this week. I tend to get overwhelmed pretty easily, especially when I really think about the world and all the crap that’s in it, so getting away from all of that and life in general was really refreshing. Every morning that I got to watch the sun rise above those trees was just a quiet time to re-center myself and thank God for all that He’s done and continues to do in my life.
Blessing #2 – Family Time
Considering that just over a year ago living up the street from my siblings was still just a faraway dream, all the time we’ve gotten to spend together this summer has been incredible. I wish we would’ve been able to go out and do more, but just being able to see them daily and be a bigger part of their lives has been a blessing that I can’t even put into words.
I don’t think that they truly grasp my love and adoration for them but I hope to one day be able to full translate the depth of my love. These kids have been my #1 since they’ve been born and there isn’t anything on Earth that I wouldn’t do to make sure they are safe and loved.
Blessing #3 – Care Packages
Speaking of not being able to put into words, dearest Emily sent me this care package the other day and I teared up a bit upon opening it. Not only was this completely unexpected but it was also so heartful and thoughtful.
I don’t know about you guys, but packages and letters sent out of love are one of those things that just makes me feel so special. Emily didn’t have to go out of her way to send me this package of amazing homemade granola and her book, but she did it because she loves me and wanted to show me that.
Having this blog has been such a blessing in multiple ways but the people that I have met and became friends with are definitely the biggest blessing of all <3
Blessing #4 – A Healing Body
It’s taken longer than expected but my body is finally starting to heal from the damage I did to it a few months back. When I threw out my back in the beginning of the summer I thought it was going to be a two week injury, but my stubborness and unwillingness to stop pushing myself has slowed me wayyyy down. I was squatting 215lbs and deadlifting 220lbs before I got injured and have only just worked my way back up to 195lbs on back squat and 200lbs on deadlift.
I still feel a bit of a twinge in my hip some days, so I’m still scaling back on my weight and reps. I really want that 225b squat PR, and patience is definitely not one of my virtures, but I also want to show my body the love and respect that it deserves. I did this to myself – and I’m the only one who can put it the work to heal it.
Blessing #5 – Finishing My 1st Big Freelance Project
Banana Split Muffins – Chocolate Spiced Zucchini Muffins
It took longer than expected but my 1st big freelance project has finally come to an end. 100 muffin recipes later – I’m fairly certain I will never make another muffin again.
Chocolate Cashew – Chocolate Turtle
Ok so maybe that’s being a tad bit dramatic but after baking & photoshooting 100 different muffin recipes I am fairly certain that I’ve had my fix for a while. Side note – do you have any idea how hard it is to shoot 100 muffin recipes and make each one look unique? After a while I started to realize that some were looking the same so I had to do some soul-searching [also known as Pinterest searching] to figure out new ways to shoot them. Not. Easy.
That being said it has been such a blessing being able to test myself creatively. I’m hoping that I’ve learned a thing or two that will transate here on the blog, but maybe that’s only the case if its a muffin recipe 😉
Alright – I’m out friends! Hope you all have a beautiful weekend.
Name 1 current blessing in your life.