Currently: March 2019

Happy March, friends! Happy Ash Wednesday as well. (Also, on a side note — somehow Lent snuck up on me. I knew it was coming and yet, it came as a surprise).

March is always an exciting one for me, as it is my birthday month! Today I’m joining Anne in Residence to share what I’m currently up to.

March 2019

Currently: March 2019

Thinking about what to give up for Lent. I am thinking maybe I will instead pick up something because there isn’t really anything I am convicted about that I should up for Lent. Honestly, I don’t care about sweets that much. I don’t watch too much Netflix or TV as life is so busy. Coffee, well, I’m addicted but don’t feel like I need to give it up. So maybe instead I’ll spend extra time in prayer for the season of Lent.

Reading Lysa Terkeurst’s newest book, It’s Not Supposed To Be This Way. This book? It is speaking right to my heart, so much. I love it when you happen to read a book just at the right season. That’s what is happening with this book right now. I have only read Uninvited from Lysa Terkeurst before; but I have to say, this one is so, so good. Like, so good. I recommend you read this if you are facing any disappointments or hardships right now.

Books finished recently:

7 Myths about Singleness by Sam Allberry
Whispers and Wildflowers by Sarah Beth Marr
On the Come Up by Angie Smith

Buying a new car very soon because mine did no pass the inspection yesterday. As it turns out, there is a part in the sub frame (???) that is all rust. The guy found this one out when he hacked a hole in there. Then, to show me, he hacked another hole in there… 😭 I was going to buy a new car this summer anyways. But I guess I will be buying it, like, NOW. As it turns out, though, it’s not exactly easy because there are so many options!

Making myself a promise to buy fresh flowers every week. (Or, when summer comes, to pick some wildflowers every week!) I just love having some flowers in my home. Honestly, it improves my mood so much every time I catch a glimpse of the flowers. Given the happiness I get from these flowers, I think it is worth the money to buy some every week. Right now I have some lovely blush pink carnations.

Accomplishing a big thing this month: choosing to take care of myself and putting myself therefore first. I haven’t done this a lot in the past, so I am only learning it now. But I’m trying to listen to my feelings and exhaustion, and putting my needs first for a while. So far, I have said no a couple times and I have been so proud of myself!

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  1. I love the idea of buying fresh flowers each week. I don’t do it, but I love the idea! LOL

    I’m in agreement about spending extra time in prayer – you can never go wrong with that!

    Lysa’s book sounds awesome. I so admire her vulnerability. I need to add hers to my TBR list.

    By the way, the scenery as I drive down the road looks very much like your picture. Perhaps you are from the heartland, too?

    1. I so recommend adding this book to your list! I am only a few chapters in but that is mainly because every chapter touches my heart so I want to make sure I’m getting everything when reading it.

      Hahah, that’s so funny the scenery looks so close to what you see every day! I live in southern Finland so I wouldn’t have thought it would look so similar to somewhere else. 😊

  2. What a lovely promise – to buy fresh flowers every week. Maybe I could shoot for once a month. I love the flowers in the house – but rarely ever buy them “just because”….which is a shame.

    1. I would so recommend buying flowers at least once a month! I used to rarely buy them for myself because it felt kind of odd to buy them for myself “just because.” But then I realized just how much I love it, and how it adds happiness to my home and life. So totally worth it!

  3. Love a birthday month! Enjoy 🙂 And I think buying yourself fresh flowers every week definitely counts toward taking care of yourself. A good policy!

  4. Fresh flowers every week sounds absolutely lovely! And I’m so happy you’re learning to care for yourself, it’s something we all need to learn sometimes.