Monday, August 27, 2012

{Life Update: A Major Brain Dump}

So feel free to completely ignore this post all together! 

There're no cute dating ideas. No DIY projects. 

This little blog is really a family journal for Wendel and I. Every now and then, I just need to type everything in my brain down, so I can remember where I was at during this time of our lives. 

So like I said...ignore this post...I'll actually be back this afternoon with another post all about bridal shower games!

On to the goods of this post...

I have felt so drained lately! Nothing in particular that is draining me! I'm just drained. 

I've been working non-stop in my classroom...which is a complete and utter joy to me! 

I. Love. It! 

I'm so excited to be preparing for my little ones. I'm excited to get them in this classroom and watch them grow this year! 

On the other hand, I also miss doing DIY projects on the house, and am feeling overwhelmed with ideas and project lists. 

I have learned over the past few weeks that I am doing one thing wrong. 

I am working to rest.

Sounds normal right? Well I'm learning not so much. 

Wendel and I have been members of a pretty incredible church here in Cincinnati for almost 5 years. Crossroads has a completely different take on "church"...

It's a "church for people who have given up on church, but not on God" 

The series right now is on "how to love your job."

I thought this would be totally unimportant to be because I LOVE my job! This would be more for Wendel who works for a family business which can be stressful at times. 

Well just as God does...he spoke right to me. Like got right in my face, and told me how it was. 

I need to work from rest. 

How can I give all of myself to my sweet, precious kiddos when I'm exhausted? 

When I'm drained? 

I just can't! I need to be resting in order to do the best in my job. 

Another thing God made sure to hit me in the head with... 

Sometimes, you have to do the grunt work, in order to get the glory. 

Right now, I am totally focusing on the looks of my classroom. But who cares what my classroom looks like if I'm not planning enough. Who cares if everything is organized if my classroom management is out of whack. Who cares if my bullitain board is cute if my activities aren't age appropriate. 

None of that cares! 

So my room is done. Done. I'm going to spend my next few weeks praying over exactly what I need to teach. Praying that I reach these precious ones, and they feel successful in my classroom. Praying that my lessons are exciting, fun, and educational. Praying that my activities help to grow them in their skills, and their knowledge. Praying that I help them see that they are truly special, one of a kind, and loved by so many people. 

And one last thing God slapped in my face this morning. 

Focus on the now! 

If you don't know me, then you need to know something about me. 

I can't wait to be a mom. Really!

I. Can. Not. Wait! 

But lately, I've been talking so much about that time of our lives, that I'm not fully enjoying our current blissful newlywed life! 

So...what am I going to do with all of this information? 

1. Rest. Easy enough, right? I'm going to take time to do DIY projects that I love! 
2. I'm going to stop focusing on the outside appearance of my classroom, and focus on the little things, like transitioning from calendar time to centers. 
3. Live in the moment. Soak up this time sans kids, and enjoy alone time with my cute, adorable husband! 

Okay...enough of that! 

Come back this afternoon for more fun! 


  1. I didn't ignore it :) I think everyone has a tendancy to over-do it once in a while. It's figuring out that you need to slow down just a bit so that you can recharge and really accomplish something that's important.

    1. I hear you! Now it's just trying to actually do that! Thanks for reading!

  2. bit so that you can recharge and really accomplish something that's important.