Are You Getting Better at Being You?

A little pencil marked the current you.
A crayon marked your past.
You were not measured according to your siblings, nor the kids down the street.

When you grew that year, it was compared to yourself.

If you compare your relationships, successes, education, beauty, athletics, or any other accomplishments, against anyone else, you are jipping yourself. Everyone has a different path and a different pace.

Do you feel discontent, ancy, or unsettled with where you’re at in life? Don’t you see how far you’ve come?

Look at where you have
moved,
traveled,
who you have
inspired,
loved,
helped,
what you have
accomplished,
overcome,
learned,
when you have
cried,
laughed,
grown,
why you have
changed,
pushed yourself

Don’t set a bar so high you can’t reach it. Look at the inch that you grew all those years ago, you were once so proud…now “its not enough”…stop focusing on the 1% and look at the 99%.

I tend to be so much more nit-picky about myself lately,
but recently I’ve been encouraged so much that I have begun using this thought process of what has happened in my past and my ‘yearly’ growth…
You’re becoming the future you.

“Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.”

25 days and counting

It seems as though all my latest posts have been about the concept of time…maybe its just because I’m overwhelmed with how time is flying and yet its steady, but it actually is slow, there’s just a lot happening…
yeah…

25 days until I marry him.

My parents are a huge blessing as they jump at every opportunity to serve and help, despite all the chaos in their own lives…which is a lot.

After all the events that have happened in my life, I can’t even begin to comprehend how to give appropriate detail without making this post a short story…
Beach hopping, new recipes, fireworks, campfires, food, friends, games, my girl nights, Indiana, band concerts, driving roads, working out, mattress shopping, meeting our new landlord for our first place, swimming, flowers, bike rides, and so much heart-to-heart time.

Even in those times where I’m worried, concerned and a little uneasy, I know that love never fails. I have heard so many couples say that the disagreements and misunderstandings are better with the one whom your soul loves than you think they are.
Disagreements are healthy.
Communicate.
Be the mature one and say you’re sorry.
Don’t assume anything.
They just speak a different language sometimes.
Draw each other close, even when your mind says to push away.
Don’t have people over at your house the month that you get married.
Liking and loving are two different forms of appreciation, use both of them.

The list goes on and on of the marvelous advice Mi Amor and I have received over the last 105 days of our engagement.

At this point in my life, I am trying to embrace the last moments I have living here in Poppins with a great group of young women. There are only a handful of nights left of singleness.

I’m so ready to entrust my life to Mi Amor, knowing that he will take care of me and that I will faithfully support him in his passions.

I’m growing up a little bit more…