Highs and Lows

Lately, I'm struggling with:

long work hours.
a difficult schedule.
an overwhelming amount of things to accomplish, more than seems humanly possible some days.

But I am blessed by so much more.

Beautiful, ice-covered trees and time to appreciate them on my drive downtown this morning.
The prospect of a relaxing weekend.
 A job that provides.
The anticipation of the wheel-throwing lessons that I just scheduled.
Hot beverages that warm my hands and, somehow, my soul.
Wonderful parents who are always willing to listen and offer advice.
A younger brother who respects my opinion and calls to ask me to edit his papers.
The summery taste of citrus fruit on a painfully cold day.
A generous boy who is making dinner for me tonight, just because I've had an exhausting week.

Happy Friday, Friends. What are you grateful for today?


  1. This is like... EXACTLY my life right now. Nice to find your blog : )

    1. Lisa, I've been reading your blog on and off for a while and I've LOVED reading about your time in Russia. Even on the other side of the world, it's nice to read about someone else's experience with graduating from a small school, moving, starting a new job. Thanks for reading and leaving your comment!