Why I took a break from my relationship & why that’s okay.
It’s going to hit you. It’s going to hit you like a bulldozer ramming through a field a trees. It’s going to suck and it’s going to hurt like hell.
That’s what happened to me today.
Let’s be real, life is hard sometimes. There are days where depression or anxiety will overrule our desire to be happy and we won’t want to get out of bed. People will disappoint you or hurt you, and maybe even to the point to where you think your heart is breaking. It seems unfair, but people are not perfect creations, and it will happen.
This summer, I am working at my local YMCA as a summer day camp counselor. This means, I am working with 1st & 2nd graders, 5 days a week, planning fun activities and exploring the places around us. I love my job, the kids, and my coworkers.
Something I have been struggling with the past few weeks is something a lot people struggle with as well: body image.
I am 20 years old now, and my metabolism has definitely slowed down. I am the biggest I have ever been in my life, and it’s been a hard process for me to go through.
E U R O P E T R I P :
Ever since I was about 10, I have loved Europe. I dreamed of visiting Paris & the Eiffel Tower and someday living in England. I have no idea why these dreams popped into my young mind, but they have stuck with me throughout my life. The summer that I graduated high school, I actually got the opportunity to travel to three different countries with my good friend, Mikylla.
Ironically enough, the day my blog post called “meet my boyfriend” went up, my boyfriend became my fiancé!
On July 28th, my Warren asked me to be his forever. We went to dinner at a local Thai restaurant, then walked over to the boardwalk. He asked me to marry him and of course, I said yes! This was our view:
One of my most said phrases in high school was,
“I wish God would just tell me who I was going to marry already, so I could just wait for him”
(yes, my very embarrassing high school twitter account will prove this -__-)
Well, fortunately for me, I finally did meet him! Meet Warren, the love of my life and my favorite friend 🙂
Since Warren and I are both working full time and then some this summer, we decided to make a bucket list to make sure we are having a balance between work and fun!
I decided to share the list so that we can continue to add pictures each time we complete an item as a fun thing to look back on & keep us accountable 🙂
My family never traveled much growing up, so when summer break started for Warren & I, we decided to make a trip down to Oregon! We loved every moment of it (except when I accidentally made us turn the wrong way down a one way, that was a not so lovable moment).
The first place we went to was Portland!
“Do not turn aside from any of the commands I give you today; to the right or to the left, following other gods and serving them.”
This was the quote that a little boy in Sri Lanka was able to communicate to me without knowing barely any English. He read the whole chapter of Deuteronomy 28 in Sinhalese to me, and then asked me to read it back to him in English. He didn’t understand anything I was saying, and I didn’t know anything he was saying. But because we had our Bibles, we were able to communicate with each other and share this bonding moment over the Lord. During this time, a lot of boys came over to us to listen as well. It was one of the most powerful and incredible moments I have experienced.