I’ve been away far too long. Not for any rhyme or reason but just because I haven’t had a chance to really sit and write.
I have a lot going on in life and I just haven’t found the time. What an excuse, you know? You would think that I could make the time-I could-but I just haven’t. I guess I just needed a break because I was getting overwhelmed with all that I felt like is on my plate. Honestly, I was just gone trying to find and chase “Perfect.” (More about that at the very bottom of this post).
My life tries too hard to glorify busy sometimes. What about yours?
Life has been really good to me in the past year! It’s seriously almost been a year since I wrote a blog so I guess I have a WHOLE lot to update you on-so here are the BIG happenings:
I got married, which is only the best thing ever. You know the guy, too! Mostly because he’s the guy that’s been in the majority of the blog posts-yes, Jesse. That’s who! I am excited to tell you that almost 7 months into marriage we haven’t torn each other to pieces. In fact, we’ve done quite the opposite. We have grown so much and are probably two completely different people from when I wrote my very first blog, but in such a good way. We love marriage-a lot. It takes work though, that’s for sure. But it’s worth every ounce of work that it takes. It’s worth every second of every day. He’s just my person and I really got lucky with him. Marriage is blissful. I love Jess so very much, and am so thankful to be his!
We also got a PUPPY! Her name is Julep (yes, like a mint julep). She is bouncy and crazy but she is the cutest little thing. We love her a whole lot and can’t wait to have her as our little fur-baby for her life. She just loves so unconditionally. We could leave her for 4 hours and come back and it’s like we completed her world or something. She has such joy and love over humans.
I started my business. You know how I have dreamed of being a wedding planner for the longest time? Well, I did it! I decided that it’s worth the risk. I took the advice of those who love me and said “Now is the time. The time is always now.” So I started my dream and it is growing! It’s taught me so much patience. Which, if you know me at all, you probably have gathered that I am pretttyyyyy impatient. The Lord is just using my business to prune that fruit in me. He has really been teaching me through my business lots of qualities that He has to prune. I adore my business, too. I am really proud of what I am doing, especially because I used OUR wedding to launch it. I mean, that was extremely special.
I got a part-time job at a local United Methodist Church. You remember all of those posts I wrote about how I felt called to Ministry in some form or fashion and was basically running away from it because I didn’t feel equipped? Yeah, well, God showed me that He is definitely in the equipping business. I felt that it was important for me to have a part-time job while I am working on growing a business. I know that it adds extra work, but it also produces stability, and it gives me a means of working directly for the Kingdom of God and being more than a volunteer (oh, but don’t worry, I still volunteer with my husband at the Church he works at)!
I guess that’s pretty much all the updates I have on my life for you. I am just working the transition to adulthood, and while it has not been the most graceful effort, I have pulled through with the help of Christ and those that He has so graciously placed in my life.
Now that you’re updated, I can start back to my usual blog-the whole seeking bliss type of deal, but I wanted to point out something you might not have noticed. There has been a slight name change on my blog-more of a tagline really. I still have the title “Iridescent Bliss.” I need to keep that title because it drives me to seek joy and choose joy, and that is honestly what my life and business are modeled around. But if you look at the header you will see two words now: Chasing Perfect. Those two words have been on my heart for a while, and that is what my posts are also going to be focused on. I would love to one day write a book on it, but for now, this will do.
The point of having “Chasing Perfect” at the center of my header is to remind you and myself that too often we are striving for perfect. We are so caught up in chasing perfect that sometimes the iridescent bliss is masked. We are so overwhelmed but what the world claims to be perfect that we miss out on the moment. We are not here to chase perfect or even to be perfect. We don’t even have the ability to BE perfect. So stop chasing it and be real. Be honest. Be bold and be TRUE to who you are. Stop Chasing Perfect.