{2012}: Days 228-236

I took so many great pictures on my trip to Portland that it was hard to narrow them down to one highlight picture from each day, and some days were more “photo rich” than others… but I did my best!

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{2012}: Days 223-227


The other night I was looking through old blog posts as I was trying to process my Project 365 pictures and realized something—it had been almost one month in between posts.  And not only that, my posts had been really sporadic all summer.  I guess that’s just what happens when I’m working a ton of 12 hour days with not much else going on in life.

I honestly don’t know what I did from May to August, except for work.  August was a really great month, though, because it came with two fantastic vacations and so much rest.  By the time September rolled around, I actually felt rejuvenated and so much less stressed!  This has been a bit of a rough year both because of work & some stuff that I’ve really had to work through and I was feeling really overwhelmed and depressed before my August vacations.  I can’t fully express just how much I needed that time off and how healing it was to be away from the everyday “stuff” that tends to weigh me down.

image from lifeway.com

I feel so much better prepared to deal with things now, and while a lot of it has to do with having time away, I can also contribute some of it to the new Bible study that I’m doing with some girls from work.  I posted a while ago about some of my insecurities and not really knowing how to deal with them, and some of you recommended Beth Moore’s So Long Insecurity study.  Thank you!!  We are on our fifth week of the study and are getting so much out of it!  I’m so thankful for the study and excited, though a little nervous, to see how God is going to use it in my life and the lives of the other ladies.

Hopefully I won’t neglect my blog as much this fall!

{2012}: Days 199 & 200

*Update* I realized that somewhere along the line, all of my pictures got mislabeled, so I’m going back bit-by-bit & relabeling them and finding the pictures that I lost!

I realized last night just how pathetically behind I am in posting my progress in Project 365.  I’m about six weeks behind.  Ridiculous.

So.  Here are two pictures I am ready to post.  The rest will come in small installments.  Otherwise I will have a post with about 45 pictures in one.  And that is just too much!

Day 199: Ugh. This house in our neighborhood recently became abandoned and the lawn looks absolutely terrible.

Day 200: This sweet boy welcomed a baby brother into his family recently, so I took them some dinner and was blessed to spend a special evening with some old friends.

I Did It!

I did something today that I’m really proud of—I crossed an item off of my 30 Before 30 list!

Today I ran a 5k that is also a fundraiser for the Alexander Center for Neonatology, and I actually ran it! Never before today have I run three miles together, and the last time I ran even a mile was well over a week ago. Honestly, I’m so proud of myself. I totally showed myself what I am capable of, and that I really can run! Even if I don’t catch the “running fever”, I will definitely feel more confident in my ability to run.

Now if only I could get my IBS under control, maybe I would do the 15k next year?