The past five months have been incredibly trying. It seemed as though Murphy’s law was in full effect against us- everything that *could* go wrong, did go wrong. I said things to others I wish that I hadn’t, we’ve gotten more frustrated with each other than ever before, and have cried more together then any other time I can remember. Throughout these few months, I’ve benefitted from people sharing their own experiences and failures, as well as their shortcoming and successes in their marriages.
That’s why I am sharing with you today- not because our marriage is perfect, or because we have everything figured out… but rather because we don’t. The little bit of knowledge we’ve gained the past few months has been painful, but also beneficial and strengthening for our relationship together. Nothing I’m sharing is really revolutionary, but I’m hoping our story can encourage you no matter what relationship is dearest to you or where you find yourself in life.
So far, summer here is feeling a bit more rainy than I’m used to. In Charleston and Florida, summertime was full of 90-degree weather and drenching humidity. But in Asheville, it’s different.
On social media recently I’ve been seeing a lot of posts and questions about minimalism and living simply. There are a lot of resources out there, but a lot of what we see on the media & television is people taking what’s seen as dramatic, extreme measures to pursue a simple lifestyle. Before I continue, […]
Well, it’s pretty much officially summer. Yes, I know that technically the correct day is June 21st (the more you know), but after a three day weekend and warmer weather it only seems fitting to celebrate a little bit! Last summer was super great. It was easy to get out and do things because we moved […]
“The days are long but the years are short.” It’s a cliche I’ve grown up hearing, and now that I’m a mother I actually relate to it. It didn’t even make sense to me until another mom mentioned how she’s just now getting what that means- and in that moment it clicked with me too.
Max Patch might just be my favorite spot in North Carolina. If I wasn’t such a city girl, I’d totally want to build a little cabin on top of it and wake up every morning to the incredible view and silence of the outdoors. To be fair, though, one of the things that makes Max Patch so magical is the people there.
For those of you who don’t follow along this little blog, I committed to doing a 365 photography challenge- which is kind of laughable because in these 14 days of February I’ve maybe taken photos a whole three days. Oops.
Today, we move. No, we’re not going far away (literally two miles down the road), just to a bigger apartment in a slightly closer area to where we want to be. But it’s strange and surreal to be moving away from a place that has been ‘home’ the longest.
In November, we had the chance to explore the Northern East Coast a little bit. We stopped by New York City, visited family, and rested. I wanted to share some of these moments with you, because I learned so much in this trip and found rest.
For some of us, though, the New Year can be isolating. The better tomorrow seems impossible. A silent God, hopeless dreams and the reality of loneliness seem to step in the way of the excitement of the season because at this point, it really feels as though nothing can change. So we grin and bear it through the turn-of-the-year parties and resolutions, knowing things won’t change but deep down wishing they would.