Books. I just finished Emily Ley’s Grace Not Perfection, and liked it even more than I thought I would. For school purposes, I’m finishing the classic Woolf novel Mrs. Dalloway— and having to write an essay on why it is an ineffective novel, believe it or not; finishing Sky Lee’s Disappearing Moon Cafe– also having to argue for its ineffectiveness; and reading a few 1930s poets, particularly WH Auden.
Music. Thanks to a lovely Starbucks co-worker, I am nonstop jamming to the new album by Odesza. I am also very grateful for this song.
Event. I am currently a bridesmaid for the very first time for a dear and special friend of mine, Emily. I just went to put my bridesmaid dress on hold today. It is so exciting to be a part of such a holy, unique, and beautiful process in her life.
Conviction. To be more selfless, and to be in Christ in order for that characteristic to be truly part of me more and more, only ever.
Romans 12:10 Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another.
Starbucks Order. Ever since I tried our raspberry and mocha together, it’s basically all I order. I usually get it as a soy Americano misto with one pump of each syrup and extra foam, and that’s exactly how I like it! My beautiful co-worker, Rachel, also invented this drink: a soy vanilla bean frappuccino with strawberry inclusions blended in. It tastes like a strawberry milkshake, so it’s my go-to when I’m craving something cold and frothy.
Health. My physical health is better now than it has been in years and years, and I am feeling that in every possible sense, so grateful to God for it. This is directly related to my recovery from eating disorders, and some tenacious things I have been learning the past few months. I’m really excited to blog about some advice I have on this topic when I am in an absolutely firm place physically– and I’m really on that path, praise be to God.
Moving. I am beginning to mourn the change that will be our little family of five girls no longer all in this house next year, as Beth and Autumn are graduating. But I am very grateful that Maddie, Mary and I just signed the lease for our new apartment that we will move into in September!
Relationships. What an “everything” aspect of this life. Most importantly I am pursuing my relationship with Jesus; so grateful for my always-growing relationships with my parents and sisters; my relationship with Johnny, and the way it’s grown despite and in the midst of long distance; and relationships with such beautiful friends, both new and long-time.