The first month of this new year has come and gone and I’m just now beginning to settle in. It’s hard sometimes to find your grove when you can still feel the rocks underneath your feet from past hurt and failure. What I am learning along the way is that people aren’t perfect. If I continue to look to man to meet my needs I will always be disappointed. I am learning to be gentle with myself as I navigate my emotions, which fail me more often than not. I continue to press forward, rocks underneath my feet and all, knowing that He goes before me and makes my way straight.
It’s been a few months since my last monthly update. After reading Mary’s post, I remembered how much I enjoyed writing these. From now forward, these posts will be a place where I can share my reflections from what has transpired the previous month, as well as what I’m reflecting on going forward.
Here are my January reflections. Enjoy!
Loving: Watching Dr. Quinn – Medicine Woman on Amazon Prime. I love this show!
Planning: Getting ready to celebrate my daughter’s high school graduation in June and our 30th wedding anniversary in August. I can’t believe I will just have one child left in high school after June. They grow up so fast! We are hoping to get away to San Diego for a few days to celebrate our anniversary.
Reading: During the month of January, I read When I’m Gone by Emily Bleeker. Another Kindle freebie, this book reminds me a lot of the movie PS I Love you. I enjoyed reading it. I also started reading Chasing Slow by Erin Loechner. This is right up my alley with my One Word “Simplify”. But really, there is so much needed heart work captured in this book. Really enjoying it so far.
Shopping for: Stocking up on essential oils. I recently begin purchasing oils from Plant Therapy and so far, I love them. They are much easier on the pocket book. They have an Oil of the Month subscription which I will be trying out for a bit.
Excited about: My new journey in scripture writing. I’m in Psalms and it’s been such a blessing so far.
Singing: “You never give up on me.” I’m sure this line is written in a lot of songs, but I’ve just been reminding myself of this truth.
Learning: To be gentle with myself.
Wishing (Praying) for: A dear friend going through family struggles.
Here is one of my favorite photos from Instagram last month: