So, a few weeks ago (more like a month but hey! It still counts right?!) I was given a free photo session from a very brilliant photographer, Thanks Haley at 831! Obviously, I am dying to show the world how good looking my SO is. Without further adeau-
I'll say she did a pretty great job with two funky fresh people. Whatcha think? Checkout Haley on Facebook at https://m.facebook.com/profile.php?id=257874044419876
This Monday is literally the bane of my existence. One credit hour will be the reason I struggle to piece together a new schedule. Statistics-I do not like you. I will not like you. You can't make me and i won't. My GPA does not calculate my worth. It doesn't say that I am compassionate, smart, funny or have great hair. It does not mean that I am dumb. GPA-you will not tell me who I am based off of your score. I am beautiful, humorous and full of life. I am witty and full of really good facts. I can walk, swim and ride a bicycle. I can cook and make a mean pound cake. My GPA does not say that about me. It doesn't say that every day i struggle to find who I am in the grand scheme of things. It doesn't say that I have a boyfriend who will give me his last penny if it was what it took to make me happy and keep our bills paid. It can not, WILL NOT, tell me that I am worthless. I am rolling with the punches in this whole college thing and I'd be rolling by myself if it wasn't for my Jordon. Thanks honey for all that you do. ❤️
Life is a funny thing. From the time you are born, every day is counting down to your date of demise. Time on a clock that doesn't stop and yet have you ever noticed only humans fear their last days? We count down to the next season, the next holiday ( I'm talking to you, retail industry!) or even tomorrow. Planners, organizers, smart phones, PDAs [do they even make those anymore?] all of these things keep our lives in a meticulous schedule that has to be kept. Animals have no meetings to be at, no schedules to keep, no time to beat-no fear of the end because humans are the only ones who live searching for tomorrow. It's easy to get caught up in the whirlwind of life. Stop and take the time that you're always rushing through today and take a breath and soak up this beautiful October weather (if you're in the south its a balmy 70 degrees and much more comfortable than the sauna of Summer). You're worth a little bit of time to stop and smell the roses. I'm guilty! With an iPhone, planner, google calendar, work schedule, school schedule and making sure the bills get paid on time, I don't even have a moment to think of breathing in those roses I mentioned. Yet, I know the stress may decrease if I simplify and press pause.
This past weekend, I learned an invaluable skill. I learned to not only crochet, but to crochet well. After I finished my first infinity scarf, although it was a little rough, something dawned on me; I am now a woman with a skill. It might not be a highly marketable skill for a future job but it is a skill nonetheless that has already taught me immeasurable values. When you are being formed in your mother's body, God is stitching your life and forming you from his own flesh and blood. He is giving you characteristics that will one day become a solid person with a good foundation. When you start a chain for a project, you have a needle and a ball of yarn that is nothing but yarn-but when you put thought an effort into it, it becomes something beautiful and one of a kind-just like you! Although some stitches may be loose or tight, even or straight-it is unique an beautiful, just like humans, not one piece is alike and each piece is unique and wonderful.
I am a woman with good grounding, uneven stitches, a few tight spots and some that are almost even. I am a work in progress, an unfinished project. Unique and beautiful-just how God wanted me to be.
Thank you so muh to my aspiring actor and one of my very best friends, for teaching me, watching me fail, laughing with me and helping me grow. One day I hope to see you on broadway!