Hi! Welp, I chopped my hair and thought that was a worthy reason to pop back into the blog. I was ready for a change and am real happy I didn't end up chickening out. I'm thankful I have a hairstylist I love and trust so much too (her name is Tera Tanner and she works at Proper Hair in Costa Mesa if you're searching for one!) Change is good for the soul guys (I really wanted to use "y'all" there but felt like way too much of an imposter. It's my goal to work that into a real sentence of mine at some point this year).
I hope your 2014 is off to a good start so far. Did you pick a word for your year by any chance? In the past I've spent more time talking about this (see here for 2012 and 2013's words), but this year I thought I would briefly share my word for now. Perhaps for added accountability, or just to encourage you to participate in this practice if you're willing. But the word that clearly came to me for this year was "Rest." To those that know me well, it's not surprising that I'm pretty much always busy. It's a trait I've come to really dislike in myself, yet I'm never quite sure how to go about changing it. I think for starters I have to get real comfortable with the word 'no.' More importantly, I need to recognize that it's less about turning something or someone down, but rather about saying 'yes' to a life for myself that embodies balance, purpose, grace, and calm. In return, I can pour a much better version of myself into the things I do choose to keep on my calendar.
The second aspect of "rest" that struck me this year has to do with letting go of my frantic and futile attempts to better myself on my own, and instead resting in the restorative and transformative love and peace found in Jesus. How I want to be someone that rests in Him first and foremost.
Please let me know if you chose a word for your year. I would love to hear it. Have a very happy weekend :)
Forever 21 'Tres Chic' sweater, Old Navy jeans, No Rest for Bridget jacket, Zara shoes (old), Zou Styles clutch (c/o)
Photos by Miss Kelsey