One thing I’ve always wanted to do with my blog and Instagram alike, and one thing I strive to do even more so this year, is to show that there is so much beauty in the ordinary.
It’s so easy to be on social media and see people who are traveling the world and have these extravagant lives that are the furthest thing away from our day-to-day lives, and feel like we’re living a boring, ordinary, monotonous life. I’ve been so blessed to be able to travel and I do share a lot of those pictures, because it is so fun to take pictures and capture memories in those beautiful places, but that’s not what I do on a daily basis haha. My daily routine is pretty much the same as any other 21 year old college girl. Even amidst our ordinary, busy, and sometimes messy day-to-day lives, there is so much beauty and grace if we keep an eye out for it and sometime just make it ourselves.
Tuesday I woke up, read a bit, took a shower, had some coffee, was late to my first day of class (of course…), ran to Target, didn’t have what I wanted so ran to Michaels, got home, had lunch with JL, went back to Michael’s to meet my friend Tess and buy yarn, came back to my house, we made some wall-hangings, Pippa chewed on mine, didn’t finish mine, watched The Glass Castle, ordered books for school, went to bed.
Such a normal day with nothing crazy and not everything went 100% right.
But I woke up. God gave me another day.
I’ve got a sweet husband to make me coffee.
Coffee. Coffee in itself, what a blessing amiright!
Was late to class, but my professor smiled and greeted me with grace as I walked in.
Coupon at Michaels what what.
JL’s and my schedules give us lunch time together.
Back at Michaels I got to hear the sweet cashier talk so proudly about her son who had just written a book.
It was warm enough that we got to sit on the porch for a while and the sun was out.
Time with a sweet and dear friend.
Got to watch a movie I’ve been anticipating for a month since I finished the book.
Praise the Lord for Amazon Prime for ordering books.
I’m working on keeping an eye out for the beautiful things, but also working on making them happen as well.
It really was so beautiful to me to see the grace in my professor’s eyes as I walked in late. That was something I took notice of.
It was also beautiful to get to spend time with a friend and create something with our hands. That was something we planned and made happen.
I guess it’s just a little balance of both.
As good ole Hannah Montana would say:
“Life’s what you make it.”
If you wanna make a wall-hanging here’s what we did:
Go to Michael’s or Hobby Lobby for yarn.
(ALWAYS go with the app because at least Michael’s, but I think both, ALWAYS have a coupon whoop whoop)
We got about 6 different ones between the 2 of us. I’d say get at least 5 different spools (??) or yarn. Different colors, textures, sizes.
Go out in your yard and get a limb.
Then just start tying your yarn on it.
You can leave some just hanging, or braid them, knot them…just whatever you’re feeling!
We would double a piece of yarn then know it at the top where two pieces were hanging down (if that makes sense)
Then tie a piece on both ends to hang it. 🙂
**** I just want to make something very clear. I am not at all complaining about this day. It was a good day! All I want to show you is what a normal day for me looks like. I am extremely blessed with many incredible opportunities and trips that I get to take, but thats not what the majority of my time looks like. I’m in college, and that’s what my normal days look like haha, just class. I don’t want you to look at my blog and instagram and all I share be trips. I wanted to share with you what a normal day looks like, and how even in the normal days there is so much to be thankful for. It can be easy to live just waiting for the weekend or waiting for the next big trip/thing. Especially when I am struggling with chronic illness, it’s really necessary for me to find joy in the daily things that seem monotonous. Anything that I write to you guys is what I myself am working on and trying to learn myself. I hope you don’t feel like I’m ever talking down to you.
I was DYING at this picture of Pippa…..looks like she has no head hahaha.