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Inspiration, Nashville

Let’s Get Reacquainted

Nashville, it’s not you, it’s me. Really. I see myself slipping into a quiet, homebody comfort with you after seven short months, and it is completely unacceptable. You have so much to offer, and I need to be taking full advantage of everything.

Yes, I’m taking new classes, trying new restaurants, hiking new trails. It has been wonderful, but sometimes doesn’t feel like enough. I’ve got free time to fill and have started a springtime bucket list of adventures for us. (Some of them have already been checked off, but need to be revisited.) Continue reading…

Inspiration

Resolutions

new year resolutions

I don’t usually make New Year’s resolutions. I’m terrible at keeping up with them, and the only one I’ve ever been successful with is keeping my wallet clean. (Seriously, if you ever saw it before, you’d know it needed to be done.)

This year, I’ve decided to put a couple of things on the 2017 To Do list.

  1. Write in my journal for at least 10 minutes each day
  2. Read at least one book per week

There are definitely other more, shall we say, existential resolutions to work on. Things like saying “yes” to pretty much every invitation, overcoming some of my more introverted tendencies, living with grace every day, and so on. (The list could really go on forever.) But for now, resolutions one and two are what I’m committing to.

Truth is, by attacking some of the more profound goals, I’ll have more to write about in my journal. More life experiences to relate to the books I read. Maybe realize a few more “full circle” moments. None of that sounds half bad.

2016 was a tough year for a lot of people. I know my coastal “liberal elite” friends and I have been looking to 2017 with some trepidation. Hopefully everything on my proverbial list will make this year everything I didn’t think it could be and more. I welcome the challenges, the changes, and the growth.

Hopefully this time next year I can say everything was as successful as my wallet.

 

Music, My Jesus Year Challenge, Nashville, Travel

The Next Chapter

Holy cannoli it has been a while since I wrote. I could go into great detail about the past two months – so much has happened – but I’ll just try for a semi-modest recap.

1. I moved to Nashville. Leaving Los Angeles was so bittersweet, I would never be able to find the words to adequately describe it. I drove the Penske truck to Bloomington, with my stepmom following behind in the Subaru, and we made a few fun stops along the way. After a few days in my hometown, my mom and I trekked the rest of the way to Nashville to unpack.

carhenge

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Inspiration, My Jesus Year Challenge

Days 214-251: A Little Bit of Awesome

Awesome

I guess I never really stopped to think about how blogging would not make my list of priorities as I count down to my final days in Los Angeles. I won’t say I “should” make time for it; therapists are always telling you not to “should all over yourself.” But I MIGHT want to consider making more time for it so I can look back on this time and transition for posterity’s sake. I mean, why not? Future Erin thinks that’d be pretty awesome. Continue reading…

Inspiration, My Jesus Year Challenge

Days 159-213: Changes & Challenge “Fails”

adventure begins

Wow. I haven’t written in a LONG time, and yes, I know had bad that looks for my Jesus Year Challenge. A lot has been happening over the past couple months that I couldn’t be super public about (not that there are tons of people looking at my lil’ ole blog). But, now that it’s out in the open at work, I can say on the internets for all to read, I’M MOVING TO NASHVILLE! Big changes ahead as I prepare for the next chapter. Continue reading…