And So Life Starts Again7:00 AM
I don't know if you noticed this, but summer is over.
*screams of horror*
I know we've been back in school for a few weeks now (three for me), but things have just started settling in and feeling like summer is really, truly over. The weather is changing. Schedules are changing. We're getting back into the rhythm of school and youth groups and cold weather and other projects.
And I'm tired already.
Several different kinds of tired. Sleep-deprived tired (I blame the writing), summer's-over-and-now-homework/schoolwork-is-a-thing tired, emotionally tired, and so on. Tired. In a lot of ways it feels like life is starting up all over again after a summer of doing
Looking back, I learned a LOT this summer. Stuff went down this summer, both good and bad, life-changing and stressful. It was a wicked-intense summer. Missions trips and summer camps and friends and family and writing and everything else. Wicked-intense, and wicked-awesome. And now it's over.
But here's the deal that I'm rambling about: I feel okay with dealing with life now.
I know how to breathe easier when it feels like drowning sometimes.
I feel safe in the knowledge that I consumed enough books this summer to make up for all the books I'm NOT going to read while school is a thing.
I connected with people this summer.
I connected with God this summer, and isn't that the most important thing?
I started to figure out just how this whole life thing is going to work for me, which is pretty terrifying because I'm a whole lot of scared nerves when it comes to life/the future.
I started managing my own writing in a way that makes me more productive, working out goals, scrapping those goals because I way overestimated my own sanity, rewriting, and rewriting some more.
I started to work out my writing style and figure out what I'm all about when it comes to this writing thing.
I found Twenty One Pilots. And maybe someday I'll blog about all that that band means to me and why they're so important, but not today. (For now, just listen.)
I had awesome points and mental breakdowns and it was all cool.
And now life is a thing again, as I stumble out of the haze of summer laziness, and I don't really mind it.
I'm sure this is going to change by the time this post goes up, but hey: let's rock this life thing.
One more thing, before you go.
My 1-year blogversary is happening near the end of this month, somehow, which I'm freaking out about just a little. I'll get all sappy and talk about this year of blogging on that day, but for now...I'm going to make that post an interview, in which the lovely readers interview yours truly. SO. If you have any pressing questions about me or the blog or anything like that, here's your chance. Take some time to ask a question or two, pretty please? :)