I’M ENGAGED! + Life Update

Hi everyone, as you may have noticed I have not blogged in a while. I have had a ton of stuff going on in my life! I actually just got a new job as a receptionist. I am so happy and thankful for my job and I am loving it so much. I am in an awesome work environment and I am so thankful God has provided me with such an awesome place to work!

Also…. a big announcement!

I’M ENGAGED!

Do you guys remember a few years ago about how I had started dating an awesome guy? Well he proposed! I am so thankful and so excited about this season of life and this season in my relationship.

I was looking at my Bible the other day and found a section where I had written about some of my main goals in life. My number one goal was to be a good wife someday. Now that I am getting closer to that phase of life, I feel so excited and honored that God has orchestrated this phase of life. I have been praying about it for literally years and I can’t wait to see how God uses me to benefit His kingdom!

Let’s talk more about my fiancé…

Bryce is such an awesome and Godly guy! Over the past few years, he has helped me become the person I am today. He is so encouraging and kind to me always. He is also super caring and sweet to me! Finally, he is my best friend. We have so much fun together and I can’t wait for a life with him!

I feel so thankful and blessed. I can’t wait to post more about my engagement and wedding planning!

Ecclesiastes 4:12

“A triple-braided chord is not easily broken”

Also!! Please let me know any books you recommend for engaged/ married couples! Along with this, let me know your best marriage advice! I can’t wait to hear what you have to say!

Start Romanticizing Your Life

Oftentimes in this social media filled society, we are obsessed with looking on other Instagram feeds and comparing our lives to theirs. We see our favorite influencers posting photos in beautiful clothes and traveling to beautiful places. We see people’s perfect college experiences, perfect relationships, perfect friend groups.

And we feel like we fall short.

My encouragement to you today is to focus on developing a visionary mindset.

Do what makes you feel happy and at peace. You are the main character in your personal life. Wake up, do your devotions, and make your favorite coffee.

I’ve been applying this concept of romanticizing my life so much lately and it has been an amazing coping mechanism during these rough times. I’ve always felt so annoyed about living in Indiana- but now I find that I am grateful for Indiana summers. This is probably my last one here, and I want to enjoy the Midwest while I finish up my last few months living here. I’ll always come home to visit, but I may never live in the state of Indiana again. So at night, I look to the sky and enjoy the sunsets only Indiana can offer. I enjoy my walks where I can look at the lakes. I go to the local ice cream places and listen to country music. I embrace the peace that only small-town living can bring.

Learn to embrace where you are at this very moment and appreciate it while you still can. Someday, it won’t be yours to enjoy anymore. Though God is constantly pulling us towards new, better chapters; he never says to only focus on the new chapters. He wants us to appreciate where we are right now and love the chapter to the fullest.

If you can’t find beauty around you, check your mindset, and be intentional on shifting it. I often hate the colder months and long for sunnier days. But who knows how often I’ll see snow again or curl up by a warm fireplace.

Be grateful when you wake up and maintain your best positive mindset, it will serve you well in the long run.