Wednesday, October 10, 2012

f a l l [ing]

Hello friends. It's been awhile. Apparently I needed a serious blogging break. It was one of those things that just happened. Dealing with all the stress of everyday life got to be so much that I let everything else fall away. This has been a season of learning just how much I need to simplify my life.

In the past month and a half my favorite coworker gave her notice and left the company; which leaves me flying solo in my department. Needless to say that has added major stress to my life. I've really had to step up and take on many extra responsibilities all while dealing with serious transition. It's exhausting, but it hasn't gone unnoticed and I've received some recognition at work, along with a very positive annual review.

I also had the pleasure of actually taking some vacation time and going on a road trip with Ashlee down to California for my dear friend, Janelle's wedding. It was a quick trip, but we managed to squeeze in a stop at Ikea, spend time with our friends, Jenny and Megan, and a make a fast day trip to San Francisco. It was quite the whirlwind weekend!

Oh, and BIG news! I MOVED! I finally, nearly three years later, moved out of my parents' house. PRAISE GOD! It's been a long time coming and for months I could feel that a change was coming. I knew that I needed something different or I would sink into a deep depression and finally the moment came. At the beginning of September Ashlee found an amazing apartment on Craigslist that is in downtown Boise. It's so charming and quirky, I absolutely love it! So a few weeks ago (in the middle of work chaos and vacation) Ashlee and I moved. It has been crazy trying to get all settled in, especially with our cats, but I think we are just about done arranging and decorating. It's finally starting to feel like home.

It looks like my last post was about Kathy's sentencing. I guess it's fitting that I'm writing today because my mom received a phone call from Kathy earlier this afternoon. She was moved to a correctional facility immediately following her sentencing and has been adjusting to her new normal. Today we learned that Kathy's case has been accepted by Idaho Innocence Project and it sounds like her case will be reopened. Praise God!

I got the news at work so with that, plus stress and it being the sixth anniversary since my Grandpa passed away, I completely broke down. What a day! We are praying fervently for Kathy's redemption and that God will be glorified.

I'm hoping that most of the crazy is behind me and I'll be able to start blogging regularly again. I've sure missed that and a few other things I've set aside during this season. I'd love to share a tour of my new home and fun photos from my trip. I still might lay low for awhile, but I wanted to pop in and say that I'm still here. So until next time: remember that this season is only temporary-so take it for what it is, learn from it, grow in it and enjoy each moment.