I’ve had this blog for quite a while now—nearly three years without a single missed week, which is incredible! Writing some posts have been much more difficult than others, due to the chaos and ebb and flow of life. But, at the end of the day, I am glad I have a continual online presence.
In the past nearly three years, I’ve given you all but a small glimpse of my life here and there. I still stand by each of those posts. However, consider today’s post a smorgasbord of small life updates, if you will. There are quite a few things I’d like to tell you that I personally do not think would fit into their own post or I do not want to fit into their own post. So, here goes nothing!
First, a few weeks ago, I mentioned I wanted to bake some chocolate chip brownies. Well, I got to yesterday. Yay! I set aside a few for my husband and I and had him send the rest to work. It’s always exciting to be able to accomplish something I’ve been waiting to do for a while.
A small part of me always likes to see just how long it takes me to accomplish said goals. It didn’t take me nearly as long to make them as I thought it would. Granted, I had some pressure to do so. But, it was a good pressure. Besides, it gave me an excuse to bake, which is more than fine by me.
Second, in that same regard, I have recently realized baking isn’t just an every now and then hobby for me. It is a true passion of mine! Perhaps, that’s why I’ve talked about it more on here, recently. I just didn’t know it quite yet.
Honestly, I always feared that I wouldn’t have any other passion in life besides writing. Yet, God answered my prayers! He planted a deep desire in my heart to bake, especially for others. This realization taught me that I could never live in an apartment without an oven now. This baking loving fool needs an oven. If you’d like to hear more about what made me come to this realization, comment and let me know!
Third, as of a few weeks ago, I discovered I will not be graduating until December 2018, instead of October 2018. I’d love to tell you this did not come with its fair share of tears and frustrations. But, it did. Eventually, I found peace with my decision to prolong my graduation date.
Pretty much, I made the decision to take an extra course to meet one of my requirements instead of suffering through two, higher-credit hour courses just to get done sooner. I know God has a plan and purpose for this delay, even if I may not understand it or agree with it.
I am slowly working to crush the idol of school in my life, guys. It’s a work in progress. God seems to use the things I want most to teach me He is ultimately in control, that my plan is not His plan.
Fourth, the health problems I spoke of a few weeks ago were not the typical flu that swept the nation. No, in the past month, I’ve dealt with what appears to be gallbladder issues. After countless appointments and tests, I am fairly confident what is wrong with me. Thankfully, for right now, I don’t need surgery. Although, it is not completely off the table. I’d appreciate prayers for improved health! I am sure I will give another update if my circumstances change.
Lastly, I would like to simply say welcome to all my recent followers. And to those of you who have been around since the beginning, thank you! To all of you, thank you so much for taking the time to read my words. I hope and pray that this platform, this sharing of my heart and life, encourages even just one of you. Most importantly, may this blog be a constant reminder that God deserves all glory, honor, and praise.