This bloggy is a place for me to escape. I typically write when I should be doing something else (this particular moment I should be showering, doing homework, or getting gas so I can drive to Junction in an hour... but whatever) in an effort to relieve some pressure and momentarily drift into a world of opportunity and irresponsibility.
A quick shout-out to the weekend I had-- Thanks to so so many for being a special part of my life and aiding my preparation for marriage. Thanks especially to Steph, Allison, and Lydia for planning and throwing the perfect shower (complete with my favorite chocolate chip cookies...which, by the way, I ate way too many of in high school and continue to do each time I am home) and involving so many of the women who mean so much to me and who have been an integral part of shaping me and helping make me the woman I am today. Thank you also to Mom, Dad, Sarah, Mark, and the man I love the most--Nicholas R. Brown, for being so great and wonderful and fun.
A few things that allow me sanity in this time of distress:
1. Sleeping past 8:00. PtL for Tuesday and Thursday for that reason. The rest of the day may be crazy busy and full and stressful and annoying... but seriously, getting to sleep until 8:15 or 8:30 is pure bliss.
2. Free time. I have none of it. But the few moments I find in which I can stop, watch an episode of Glee or Grey's Anatomy or most FN shows, again, bliss. I should be doing one of the 43 papers and/or projects that are due, buttttt I can't. I just can't!
3. Time with the people I love. I spent this weekend at home, seeing many of those who know me on a deep level and are a huge part of why I am the way I am, taking in the element of home, and making the most of time with those I love. I am going to Lincoln to do the same this coming weekend, with the newer set of family and friends, whom I am so grateful have been placed in my life to love and be loved by.
4. A God who never leaves and will always wait, regardless of how hard I try to handle and control things. He waits. He is still. He is peace. Thank you, Lord, for being the calm in the storm, the light in the dark, and the promise of everlasting eternity and hope.