You know what we haven’t done in ages? A Monday must-reads. How sad. As a blogger I spend A LOT of time trolling the internet, reading other blogs and I’m always blown away by how much creativity and inspiration is out there. Google holds the answer to just about every question you can think of. I don’t know how our parents and grandparents survived without it!
Anyway, I decided that I am bringing Monday must-reads back but having it once a month: a monthly must-reads.
Because there is too much good stuff on the internet that I gotta share it with you!
Hi, My name is Megan and I have an online shopping addiction. Seriously, university has made me pick up some terrible habits. I can’t help myself. Especially when you get the sales notifications sent right to email inbox…what’s a girl to do?
Yes yes yes and amen. Isn’t it just such a struggle in life to not compare ourselves to others? I know it’s not just me. Especially when there is something you are striving for and you see others already there, holding your dream in their hands while you continue to grasp at thin air.
But remember this: stay in your lane and be a cheerleader of others. You have something unique to offer, don’t let jealousy distract you from your own journey.
Seriously, sometimes being an adult is exhausting. Which I found out yesterday as I was ugly crying on the car ride home from church (see below for the rest of that story.) But don’t fear friend. You are not alone.
I need all the advice I can get when it comes to surviving my twenties. And that’s the beautiful thing about friends and mentors…you get to learn from their mistakes! Thanks Caitlin for taking one for the team, we love you.
Overwhelm, something I am oh too familiar with. It can feel like you are drowning and there is no cute lifeguard or floatation device in sight. If you are feeling overwhelmed, take a step back and remember these things.
Who else is a busy busy bee right about now? Yep same same. But being busy doesn’t mean you can’t take care of yourself. In fact, when you are busy you SHOULD prioritize self care even more to avoid burning out.
Remember: self care isn’t selfish. You can’t pour from an empty cup!
I have recently realized that I have been setting these crazy high expectations for my friends and getting really disappointed by none of them being good enough. I have learnt that being a better friend is something we can ALL work on. Sometimes we gotta hold our friends at arm’s length and extend grace towards them.
It’s like my old mate Bob Marley says: “Truth is…everybody is gonna hurt you, you just gotta find the ones worth suffering for.”Everybody lets you down...you just gotta find the ones worth hurting for. Click To Tweet
Currently I am 100% a single pringle but this post still felt really relevant to me. Society often teaches us to belittle and undermine men when it comes to “un-manly” things like washing dishes or housework.
But that’s not a biblical attitude and it sure as heck isn’t one I want to live with.
This is just beautiful. God’s love is everywhere and when you seek him with all of your heart you really will find Him, right Emily?
For the laughs:
I am #blessed with how great my flatmates are, but number 20 (lack of ventilation when cooking fish) is definitely a cause of consternation among us. One of my flatmates is a vegetarian and says that he smells fish much stronger than the rest of us, so whenever we cook it he is less than impressed.
One time he had his washing hanging up in the lounge and fish was cooked…and he then had to walk around in fishy smelling clothes, I wish you could have seen his face!
And lastly, a little lesson I have learnt recently.
So there I was driving home from church ugly crying…but why? This is gonna sound completely pathetic and wimpy of me but it was because of a parking garage.
You see, my church is right in the city centre so they hire out a parking garage for us (muchas gracias.) But the thing is that this parking garage is like something out of my worst nightmare. It is a two-storey block of solid concrete hell.
There are poles in arbitrary places, small concrete ledges, tight corners and iron grates. It feels like it was literally designed to test your driving ability and I am afraid I am lacking in that area.
Last time I drove out I got my tyre caught on the edge and the hubcap fell off and I have been having nightmares about it ever since (I wish I was kidding.)
So the entire church service I was panicking. I could hardly concentrate and by the time I got back to my car I had worked myself up into such a state that I was shaking. You might think I was being a little dramatic…but let me tell you, this parking garage has inflicted much damage on cars over it’s lifetime…it has the battle scars to prove it.
This is the first time in my life that I have said “Jesus take the wheel” and meant it literally (we can all laugh about that now.) Somehow I got out of that wretched place…praise the Lord and then had a teensy meltdown.
But you know what, I’m not embarrassed about my little wobbly (okay maybe a little.) I have learnt that I can do hard things. I can overcome what seems impossible. I can trust God. What seems hard now will become easier over time.
Here’s to facing our fears and becoming better people because of it!Here's to facing our fears and becoming better people because of it! Click To Tweet
Now tell me…
Have you had any little meltdowns recently?
What did you do in the weekend?