11.15.2015

A New Chapter

I officially have my own apartment. :) So many monumental events tagged along with this new life adventure. Although I am a tiny bit hesitant about this change simply because change can be scary, I am BEYOND excited for this chapter of my life and the things to come. My story is being orchestrated by the one and almighty God. I feel so thankful to be in the position that I am to be able to afford my own place and furnish my new space with my idea of 'rustic-chic-country-light-minimal-esque' style. (Yes, I can be somewhat particular with interior decorating; however, I have vowed to never spend a ridiculous amount on any piece of furniture or decor. I am proud to say I have been very budget friendly when purchasing for my place. I have also been saving to write in my Give Me Jesus journal for my first day in my apartment. So be on the lookout for blog posts regarding my #lifelivedbeautifully thoughts in my new journal. :)

I also will be writing about and posting photos of my apartment decor once everything is set in place. One of my absolute favorite type of blog posts to read are home decor and how to style an area on a budget. So I hope you enjoy too. :) Lots of exciting posts to come!

Now that everything is pretty much settled into the apartment and in its place for the most part, I have finally had a chance to sit down and document the moving day. Every muscle in my body seems to ache from moving everything...perhaps because I live upstairs which meant lots of lower extremity workouts? Oh well, it's never a bad thing to feel the burn. ;) Anyway, I am sitting at Starbucks as I write this because my internet is not hooked up until tomorrow. Sipping a white chocolate mocha with caramel drizzle. YUM.

First off, I want to say how blessed I am with amazing family and friends. I have always been surrounded by very supportive people and when it came time for moving it still proved to be true. I am so grateful for the help I had in preparation for moving as well as everything for the big moving day. As busy of a day it was on Sunday, I took every chance I could to notice the little things. We had three vehicles loaded down. As we were driving, I turned on the radio per usual, and the song that started playing instantly brought tears to my eyes. Happy tears as it reminded me of my dad. Actually, it was a song my dad played for me quite frequently when I was a baby and he has it recorded on a home video. "Everything I Do, I Do It For You" by Bryan Adams. You know how a song can sometimes just take you to a completely different place or a specific moment in time? I love this song so so much for its sentimental value and because it's simply just a great song. It felt like my dad was right there with me in that very moment. My mom stayed after everyone left and helped to put finishing touches on organizing everything (which she is excellent at). Last night was spent cooking dinner, eating mint chocolate chip ice cream, and watching Happy Gilmore. An ideal night, needless to say. :)

For anyone who is currently going through a life change or entering a new chapter, I encourage you to embrace each and every moment. Thank the people who helped you get to where you are, remember to never overlook the little things as they are the most important, and never forget to just live life and love those around you.

Before I end this post, I want to share my devotional this morning because it just really resonates with current life:

"A man once built his home on a high hill. His back porch faced east. Each morning he would wake an hour before sunrise shower, make himself a cup of coffee, and sit on his favorite rocking chair out on the back porch. In the darkness, he would quietly wait with expectation for the sun to come up and cast its brilliant, golden light across the landscape. Faith is our back porch rocking chair. In it we rest with expectation for the light of God's promises to dawn upon us."

Comment below with some of your favorite home decor items and how you like to style your space.

Here's to embracing change!


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