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More Me Than I Used to Be

27 Apr

First blog post coming to you as a 26 year old. I know, hold the phone, alert the media, there’s a new 26 year old in town!

Ha, basically I’ve had a birthday since my last post. Turning 26 has pretty much felt the same as 25. No big deal. Until I started thinking about it.

I’m FOUR years from 30.

Yep. It hit me like a ton of bricks. Because when you turn 30 you’re supposed to have your life together right? Let’s hope that’s not the case…the odds of that happening are pretty slim.

Whatever, I’m just thankful that God has allowed me to see another year. Super thankful for that!!!

When I realized this, about a week or so after my birthday, I discovered something else… Within the last 3 months of my life, I’ve become more me than I used to be. As many of my readers may know, I got a new job towards the end of January. Leaving where I was and arriving where I am was like whiplash. The differences are night and day. For (nearly) three years I was in such an unhappy place. A place that wasn’t for me. A place that I wasn’t meant for.

Saying that my current job, location, company, supervisor, and coworkers are an answer to prayer would be a huge understatement.

My friend and business partner Cassi, said it best in a post she made on Facebook/Instagram the other day.

“in His time”

Those three words resonate with me to the core. For what seemed like a very long time, I waited for God to open the door to a different job. My husband and family kept saying, “it will happen in His timing.” And let me just say, when you’re in the middle of waiting, that is not what you want to hear. But I waited (…and waited, and waited, and waited…) and guess what?! In His time, He opened the door. I am so thankful and blessed.

So did you catch that I said Cassi was my business partner?! That’s right, I am now officially a Rodan + Fields Consultant! I could not be more excited about this!!! I started about two weeks ago and goodness have I learned so much. I’m still learning in fact. One of the topics that comes up a lot is “what is your WHY?” My “why” is because my sweet hubby and I can’t wait to build our dream house! We have the land and now we are itching to build our forever home. A place that will be ours. My hopes for this new opportunity is to speed up the saving process. Amazing how God gives us dreams and opportunities we never knew we always wanted. He’s such a good Father.

Speaking of my “why,” I also decided to join Weight Watchers. I’m 9 days in. I’m feeling so great and excited about becoming the best version of myself. It isn’t a diet and it certainly isn’t easy (lets be honest, it’s down right difficult!). But I can’t wait to get to goal and feel better than ever. I’m not doing this because anyone wants me to or has told me I need to. I’m doing this because I want to. I want to love the skin I’m in and feel as beautiful as my incredible husband says I am.

Through all of these new “changes,” I could not be more thankful for my incredible husband and family. I truly have the best support system ever.

I also serve the most incredible God. He is such a good, good Father. I am constantly in awe of His never-ending grace and love for me. Last thing, also since I “turned 26,” I have started getting so emotional when thinking about God’s love and the sacrifice that Jesus made on the Cross for me and YOU. When I was younger, my mom would just abutly start crying in church and I never understood why. She would always tell me, “I’m just so amazed at God’s love and grace.” I get it. Now I know, now I feel the same way. Side note, I have the best momma in the universe. Thank you to her and my Daddy for instilling God’s love in every part of who I am.

Blessings,

Mrs. Hannah D. 💜

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Everyday Joy

27 Feb

I haven’t posted in a long while and a lot has happened in the last month or so.

As we came into 2015 I began thinking with a slightly new perspective, “Everyday Joy.”

Don’t get me wrong…this life is and can be full of disappointments. I have been through very hard times in my 23 years, but it is important how we look at our everyday. Attitude can make such a difference in the situation you’re going through.

This year, for Christmas, my mom gave me a journal that says, “Everyday Joy Psalm 66:1” on the cover. I’ve received several journals throughout the years and I’ve always said that I would write in them daily. I do well for a while, then get busy and fall off the wagon! So starting January 1, 2015, I made it a point to try to write in my new journal every single day. Not necessarily a really long entry, just something that gave me joy or something that I was really thankful for that day!

So for the most part, I’ve done really well writing and documenting memories. It makes me happy to think back over the course of the day and remember things that made me smile. Since I’ve been doing this, I have learned that memories don’t just happen on big occasions in life. Memories happen every single day. Like on a Tuesday when you meet your family for pizza. It’s time together; laughing, talking, and cherishing each moment.

God has blessed me beyond measure. He gives us joy in the mundane, in the sorrow, and in the happy moments.

So find your joy today. Find it everyday. God can and will give you joy! Look for something each day that makes you happy. Life is so much better when you chose joy! Chosing to be happy and not complaining can not only change your perspective, it could also change the perspective of others around you!

“He fills like life with good things!” Psalm 103:5

Choose JOY!

Blessings,

Mrs. Hannah D. 🙂