Right off the bat let me start this by being honest; life has been tossing me around lately. And if it weren't for encouragement from the people I love and random strangers that send me incredible words of support - it would probably be a few more weeks before I was able to be blogging again. So thank you all tremendously for encouraging and inspiring me.
In the past 2.5 months I have done a lot of traveling, performing, hiking, and adventuring. I went on tour with the Plain White T's and hung out with thousands of high school students every day for a week. After tour I was depressed for about a week straight. I was only home for a week though before it was time to leave again. This time I was headed for a much different adventure - hiking Havasu Falls. 42 miles in 3 days was brutal. To say the least, my big toenails are just now finally falling off. Havasu was what I imagine what the Garden of Eden must have looked liked. I plan on writing an extensive blog on this hike as I have had many inquiries about the details and planning of this trip. Stay tuned.
After getting back from Havasu it had been about 4 weeks straight of being out of my normal routine and this really threw me for a loop. After months and months of a fairly normal schedule, coming back down from these huge adventures kind of felt like being on the moon for awhile and then finally returning back to earth; you're excited but it's not as cool as being on another planet. hah! So getting back into the swing of things was like swimming against the waves. I was really depressed, my mind was exhausted and confused about how and where to refocus and I just really felt like I needed a month long beach vacation. But I didn't get one, so I pressed on.
I know this blog isn't extremely well written or detailed and it's kind of all over the place but isn't that like life? Yes. Sometimes it's smooth sailing and then sometimes it's just all over the place. It's fun, its boring, it's sad, it's happy, it's fruitful, it's dry, it's sunny, it's rainy. You're up, down, in, out, over there, over here, and somewhere else. Seasons of life change, but learning how to happily go with the flow of life without getting too terribly tossed around at sea is really the key and the greatest challenge. I can honestly say that I could have done a much better job in some areas of holding onto my anchors the past 2.5 months, but sometimes you just fall out of the boat. And then you finally get to shore, exhausted, but happy to finally be laying in the sunshine.
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Love you all, and seriously THANK YOU for your words of encouragement!!