Wow. It’s been eight months and I haven’t posted anything… I’m so very good at this blog thing, aren’t I? Well, I’ve certainly had some life changes since… goodness… January?!
I suppose the first big thing is that I turned 21 in April. So that’s a thing. No – I don’t feel more grown up. And no – I don’t feel different. But that’s okay. I’m okay with some things staying the same.
After that, well… that’s a little harder. You see, a week later JoAnna and ended our relationship. I haven’t really made an announcement or anything, not because I was ashamed, but because I didn’t know what to say. I still don’t. I still blame myself, but I may always. I am vibrantly aware of my mistakes and I take full responsibility for each and every one of them. And I think that’s a good thing. But at the same time it was indeed a successful courtship. The object is to learn whether or not marriage would work out *before* you get married – And in that respect then we succeeded. Perhaps not in the way I had hoped, or wanted things to turn out, but so be it. To quote a favorite song of mine, “And even though it all went wrong, I stand before the Lord: a song with nothing on my tongue, but hallelujah” Because that truly was my heart’s desire – To please the Lord. And even though moments were the complete opposite, many more than I want to admit – That was and will forever by my one goal: To bring glory to Christ.
A few months later I took a trip with my sister, Hannah, to the East coast to visit my extended family out there! I’ve never really traveled before so it was so much fun! First we spent time in New Jersey(I got to see the university I plan on graduating with!) and spent a good deal of time just taking in the history! My great cousin was a curator at the Revolutionary War museum in Trenton, New Jersey – So we had a special guided tour! Honestly, the vibrant history that seems to pour from every tree and stone is humbling!
After a much too short of time, we said our goodbyes and took a train to Connecticut for our Cousin’s graduation! Good fun was had by all, and new and wonderful friendships were forged in the 100+ degree weather that graced our trip and exploration of New Haven! But undeterred we braved the elements and treated ourselves to burgers and ice cream! Oh! And there was cat with a sixth digit so he had widdle mitten hands!
While we were there, Grandma gave us another special tour! We got to see all of our Dad’s childhood haunts! Including where he learned to make the best pizza! It’s a family favorite as well as a Friday night tradition!
Eventually we had to get back onto a plane and fly back to rainy Washington, but not without a brief stop in Boston to see an old friend, ride the subway and drink a few gallons of coffee!
Since that trip my life has pretty much been a whirlwind of work, but that is trending to slow down, for which I am thankful for! I’ve had to put school on a slow back burner for the past month and that’s been a gnawing feeling at the back of mind, so I will be happy to get back into the thick of my studies as my work load eases down!
It’s been a crazy eight months, but here I am. Onward to more adventures!