Love, Juliebug
It's that time of year birthday! This year I've turned 41. No shame. For so many years I struggled with my age. It was mostly due to a preconceived idea of something that should have happened by that point. Or, it was due to my anxiety about growing older. This year I've been trying to enjoy each moment. That's not to say I've been successful but I'm in process and that's okay.

Here are some things I've learned this year:

  • Perfection is not only not required, it's not real.
  • Take each day a moment at a time.
  • You are not powerful enough to ruin God's plan for your life and that's a good thing.
  • Be who God made you, not who you think people need you to be.
  • Celebrate each year you're given because many aren't given that chance.
These are seriously things that God has been whispering to me for a long time until that whisper turned into a shout. "I hear you, I do." I still struggle. I'm human. Those things I listed may seem cliche to some but they are words I still need to read every day. 

So, I thought you might too. Have a great day! 
Well, it's official. Our house is on the market. Suddenly it has all become very real. If you're just tuning in, we are moving to Arizona. Yes, again. It has been five years since we made the trek from Arizona to Wyoming and we have no regrets but still, we feel it's time to move back.

This is not to say it will be easy. After all, we have an amazing church and friends that are family. And yet, we are thrilled to be moving back down near family and good friends there. God has truly blessed us wherever we've lived and I am so thankful.

Please say a prayer that our house sells quickly and that we find a place to rent that is perfect for our needs. Throughout all this chaos I've had to keep reminding myself that God is with us. He is in control so when I feel out of control it is still okay. I'll keep you posted as I can.

Okay, I know I've done a few Christian artists and the reason for that is I am a Christian. However, my plan is not to strictly use Christmas music. That being said, this week's pick is also Christian. Tonight is my daughter's first concert ever and we are going to see Sidewalk Prophets. I cannot wait! So, here is one of my favorite songs by them. It is called "The Words I Would Say". Honestly, they have so many amazing songs but this one particularly hits me each time I hear it.

If you've followed my blog for any amount of time or know me personally you may know that I tend to fear the unknown. I want to know the plan. I want no surprises. How boring is that? Very. Many times, because there is no way to know the future, I end up stalling and not taking a single step forward out of fear. So, this phrase honestly helps me put things in perspective. Curiosity is to be celebrated right? Fear, not so much. So, instead of freaking out and fearing the unknown, let's try to look forward to it with excitement and curiosity. I think it would be a game changer.