I’ve Been a Bad Friend


Okay, I’ll admit it: I’ve been a little M.I.A. My ability to handle life transitions while also staying on top of writing and maintaining relationships just plain bites. So, yes, I’ve been an absent friend. I’ve been knee deep in unpacking boxes, arranging (and later rearranging) furniture, paint samples, and trying to find a new church family. I’ve been focused on me and my family, and you’ve been neglected.

I know I don’t even need to say it (because you’re just THAT great and understanding), but here it goes:

I’m sorry.

Really. . . you’re the best. And the good news is that the end seems to be near. My pile of boxes is getting smaller, and I think Ben and I finally agreed on a paint color for the kitchen cabinets today. (Halle-freaking-lujah!)

Soon enough, I’ll be back at it with Life in Blue, because even though I’ve been busy, my brain has been working on overdrive. I have a few stories, a few fun holiday bits to throw your way, and some reflections that have been mulling around in my head and heart.

But, because we’re all a bit busier this time of year and ever-so-tempted to “do it all,” let me leave you with this morsel from The Fringe Hours by Jessica N. Turner:

“…living as though you have to be everything for everyone will suck the life right out of you. The flame of your personal passions that once burned big in your soul slowly fades to embers, barely glowing. The sooner we stop this ugly cycle of trying to do it all and be everything, the sooner we will experience freedom.”


I’ll be back soon!!


PS: I’m in the middle of The Fringe Hours, but for anyone who struggles to find time to do life and pursue passions seamlessly, I recommend it. It’s a very easy-to-read, relatable book with tangible ways to help us set better boundaries as women.


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2 comments on “I’ve Been a Bad Friend”

  1. Allison says:

    Glad you found a paint color!

    1. Haha me too. Ridiculous. But Ben won….so victory wasn’t quite so sweet.

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