Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Life Update and Little Reminders

I haven't posted in this blog since October. Granted, no one would ever accuse me of being super consistent with blog posting, but anyways.

A lot has happened since last I wrote. I was going over the list and it's a bit mind boggling. I kind of can give myself a bit of grace for how emotionally frazzled I've been!

So in no particular order:

1) GRADUATED COLLEGE. Your girl has a Bachelors of Science! In Elementary Education! And is a certified teacher in the state of Texas. Thank you Jesus.

2) LOST MY BEST FRIEND. A few days after Thanksgiving, I lost my kitty named, Missy. I want to burst into tears just writing that. She was my birthday present when we moved to Texas and I had been my best friend for 11 years, almost 12. It was very sudden and very heart breaking. For some unknown reason, her liver started failing and was basically eating her organs. She was starving to death. I pet her when I came home from Thanksgiving break and I noticed that had lost a significant amount of weight. Then a day or so went by, family was in town, and she hid in the closest most of the time. I chalked it up to her not liking kids. Then when they left she came out and found me, and I knew. I spent the whole night with her and sobbed and told her I was sorry I had been gone so often for the last two years (being at school). That she probably didn't understand that. That if she just held on, for two more weeks I would be home everyday. And that I loved her very much. We had to put her down the next day. I think she was waiting for me, so that I could say goodbye. I feel like part of my childhood left with her.  And if I'm totally honest, I'm sobbing while writing this.

3) GOT A JOB AT A PRIVATE PRE SCHOOL/PRE K. This happened a week ago. It's fun, but I am just working as an aide. Its a bit difficult to find a job when you graduate in December. But I'm looking. Say a prayer for me if you think about it. I'd really like to teach 1st or 2nd grade. 

Lets get down to the real business of this post. My list of little reminders. These are mostly to myself, but I hope they encourage you too.

- Live in the moment. Don't try to jump ahead to next year, or even tomorrow. Enjoy now.

- People are more important than being late. Be polite. Be sincere.

- It's more important to be gentle, kind, and loving than it is to be right. Or know theology. I'm convinced theology turns well meaning people into pretentious jerks. 

- You cannot change people. Only God can. 

- Don't worry so much. Geez calm down, woman! Don't overthink. Don't make up ridiculous scenarios  in your head. Focus on real life. 

- You don't drink enough water. Ever. 

- Tell people you love them. And on that note, love people exactly where they are at. See them as who they can become. 

- It's okay to hug people, even if you're not a super touchy person. 

- Spending time with Jesus is time you will never regret. Same with exercise.

- You need to stop trying to make pizza food group in your diet. 

A huge hug (I'm going out of my comfort zone) from my heart to yours, 


Here's the post that inspired this one from Katie Did What <3


  1. Aww I love these! You and your boyfriend are super cute, too! :) As for the reminders, I really love "don't try to change people"- amen. So important to remember, because it's an easy thing to want to do sometimes, or to think that we CAN do. But we can't. Like you said, only God can. <3 Also, the pizza thing made me laugh. It is sooooo a food group ;)


    1. Thanks, Katie! I think we're really cute too ;) Love you and your blog!

  2. I love you Maria!!!!! Want to hang with you and Haden when I'm there next time (soon actually)

    1. Love you too! Yes, we'll make that happen. Haddon will be on spring break, so it should be easy.

  3. Hi Maria! So sorry to hear about your cat. That is devastating. We become so attached to our pets and we love them like our family members. Congrats on graduating college and getting a new job! A huge accomplishment you should definitely be proud of:)!

    1. Thank you so much! I appreciate it so much! :) Yes, losing Missy was very tough. I just got a kitten, named Oliver and while its different, its great having a cat again :) Love your blog, you have a great style!

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