Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Whirl Wind!

This week has been CRAZY, busy so far! I'm working at Anthropologie, and there is so much to learn there! Register training was on Sunday, and I seemed to absorb that like a spounge - however fitting room training was yesterday.... Oh. My. Lord.... I was SO not expecting that! Customers, one on top of the other, rooms to clear, clothes to process, people to greet, sizes to check, boards to write on, go backs to do....{gasping for air!} all while staying calm and collected, in an orderly, timely, graceful manner!

Ah... at the end of the day, I would say that I did fairly well {for a newbie}. In the moment, though... shoot me in the foot!

I am realizing the parallels between a retail fitting room and life, itself. {CORN BALL ALERT {AT LEAST I'M WARNING YOU}} I so often get caught up in the now, that I RARELY take a step back to see the progress that I have made, over the years. I know this is not a new concept that I am bringing to light, and I have shared before the importance of celebrating the small victories, but it is a re-occurring message that is being brought to my attention.

It is so easy to get lost in the hustle and bustle of LIFE, and we all too seldom, remember where we COME FROM, where we ARE GOING, and the DRIVING FORCE BEHIND OUR TASK.

Let's be honest, I begin things with pride and arrogance, and REGULARLY, I am reminded that I'm NOT living for myself. {And let me tell you, it is NOT an elegant process!!!} I have been bRoKeN and Restored through ONE channel, and that is God. I am living because He created me! He created me in His image, to bring Him glory. NOT to glorify myself, in my accomplishments - or anyone else!

What are YOU living for? Are you serving a higher power, or are you going it alone, to build yourself up? And if I may ask, are you really satisfied in and of yourself? I know I'm not.

I love comments and discussion. If your not interested in posting a comment, I would love it if you'd email me your thoughts!

Until Next Time,


Saturday, May 22, 2010

Details, Details!

"We must do well in our unique way in order to reveal the vast creativity of a God who loves to bring change through the most unlikely channels."

-Dan B. Allender

I am absolutely ecstatic about the doors that are being opened in my life!

Friendships are thriving, I have a new job with the opportunity to share my story and listen to others. LISTENING is the part that I am most looking forward to. I LOVE to hear about the things that are happening in other peoples lives. The big, the little and everything in between!

Take time to celebrate the small victories in your life! We have a tendency to skip over the details, but it is in the details that I {personally} get the most satisfaction.

On this post are some photos that I took last spring. My camera is a tool that helps me re-connect with creation, and to really appreciate the common details of life!

Sometimes, listening is being silent before nature, and absorbing the fact that someone greater, created all this for US!! A master artist. I would challenge you {the few readers that I have} to pay attention to the details! To stop and cherish the trees and the grass. Try to really wrap your mind around the miracle of creation! I can almost bet that it will blow you away, if you will let it! I hope that you will take this challenge seriously! {c'm on! it'll be really fun!}Once you've done this, I would LOVE to hear about your experience!! What is being revealed to you through the WONDER of creation?

I can't wait to hear from YOU! {{DON'T be shy!}}

Until Next Time,


Saturday, May 15, 2010

Like an Island

Sometimes it seems, NO MATTER how many friends or how much support- I can't help but feel alone. I'm not sure how or why, but I AM an island. Isolated.

Am I alone in this feeling?

There is a constant buzz of children at PLAY, and there is almost always someone to talk to - however, this lonely feeling is hard to sHaKe.

The last 6MONTHS have been lawyers, court, life changes and epiphanies. Now that there's a lull in the madness, I'm feeling the calm. {in a way that I'm not sure I'm ready to feel it...}Trying to find REST in the quite times is a REAL challenge! I want to be relishing in the PURE and SIMPLE fact that my life has settled for once!! I would love to cherish the time that I have with my sweet boys, and I do - I LOVE IT - but not with the fullness that I hope for.

I'm freaking out, a little bit, inside...

I have taken on MORE sewing projects than I can possibly accomplish, right now... I want to get lost in any and every thrift store I can find.... why do I NEED to be SO busy that I'm stressing myself out?

THANKS, ALL FOR LETTING ME VENT! If it's any consolation, I may not have found a resoloution, but I feel better now that I've gotten it out!

Until next time,


Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Just Me

{read on... these are the lamps that I found the day that I was talking with my friend}
I am an avid thrifty! I LOVE to hunt for treasures!!!

I often find myself MeAnDeRiNg through second hand shops, thinking up a story for the {select} pieces that I will call my own. [DORK ALERT!!!]

My typical "routine" for thrifting is:




*ART* {sometimes}




I was telling a friend the other day that I REALLY wanted to thrift some MILK GLASS LAMPS. And how I enjoy the satisfaction from actually finding things for myself! There is a gratification that comes with having a piece that is completely my own, something that would be HARD to duplicate...

that leads me to the depth of this post...

Every person {living thing} is unique to themselves. We are made with different strengths, different weaknesses, and individual ideas. We strive - no, no - we thrive on becoming individualistic or unique. {I may be speaking for my self, so please correct me if I'm wrong!!} We get caught up in what will set us apart from the rest. I tend to FORGET the fact that I don't need to try to be individual - I just am. I have been made special. {maybe, not the best selection of wordage} I am not someone that can be or will be duplicated. It is true that there will be others with similar trates, skills, etc. but NO ONE will ever be me. I believe that God has a very specific calling for every person! Just like my thrifting treasures, He's hand picked to be impossible to duplicate! He made me precisly the way that I am. Every strength, every weakness, every emotional and physical wound that I have... That is what sets me apart.

Saturday, May 8, 2010



Over the course of the last few months, {it may be safe to say the last few YEARS} I have come to realize the CoMpLeXiTy of my life and path that I have chosen to embark upon. My life is complicated, messy, hard to follow and just plain CHAOTIC! It's unknown to most {present company [myself] included} why I made, and continue to make the choices that I have... It is now that I am begining to see the bigger picture. The reason for all the stress. THE REASON IS SIMPLE: If it weren't for the "ratsnest" in my life I would not be able to see THE BEAUTY IN THE LETDOWN.

You see, to me this is not mearly a fancy TITLE for my blog, it is a phrase that has kept me searching for the hints, the hidden treasures that life {God} has dropped in my lap. This is my DENOUEMENT. Right here, {amidst the chaos, and the noise} I find peace knowing that I am learning, and GROWING into the person that I have been created to be!! That person is made to LOVE unconditionally, and to be there for those in need. Not only have my experiences shaped who I am today, they have opened my eyes to something powerful! One day, I dream of being able to help people through the tustles of LIFE. Until then, this will suffice! And I'm happy with it!


Wednesday, May 5, 2010

A Fresh Start

Hello blogging world!

I am at a crossroads, and a new chapter is about to unfold in my life! I am choosing to start this blog so I can share bits and pieces of my story with anyone that wants to join me!

If there is one thing that I have learned in the last year, it is that we are all part of something greater than ourselves. Something amazing! We are a tiny thread in a ginormous tapistry, called life. Please, join me on my adventures and epiphanies! I have a CRAZY life, so there will be laughing, crying and anything in between {boring}... I don't have a computer, but I will be posting at least once a week! Feel free to comment! Enjoy!