One day she decided to stop letting her fears hold her back, and from that day on, she flew.
(I love this phrase, which I first saw on House of Belonging and DeAnn Art instagram)
Last week, I was absent from the blog for the week, but this is what I was up to …
Start with a roadtrip, add a car full of loved ones, journey to a place filled with people you love, add a shimmering pool of water, a hot summer sun, goggles and music and lots of fun, and it suddenly feels like summer. Those are the days of life which are the very best.
This summer has been a mix of time doing the fun things with my boys — time at amusement parks, and basketball games, and fishing and cutting grass and gardening — and preparing for other big changes looming on the horizon.
Today, I start a new job, my first in corporate America for more than 17 years. I’ll be wearing dresses and jackets and heels for the first time in a long time, and doing things I enjoy doing in a formal environment. I’m excited to combine my love for words and communication and marketing for a corporation with its cutting edge technology.
It is a new adventure.
There is something about summertime and blazing blue skies, and storms which roll in on the horizon. There is comfort in the midst of change to see the sun rise and set each day, regardless of what else goes on around us. There is a hand which holds in balance the uncertainties in our lives, which carries us through to the next breath, the next day, the next season. Faith is what holds me in and through change, and in and through each day. When all else is stripped away, that hand is there still to guide us.
I heard this said about a week ago and it has stuck with me.
“Beautiful girl, you can do hard things.”
And the phrase I quoted at the top: “One day she decided to stop letting her fears hold her back, and from that day on, she flew.”
We can fly.
Have a wonderful week filled with the best parts of summer — of loved ones and warm sunshine and the knowledge that you can do hard things!