Faith and Hope - Life


December 12, 2013



I can’t believe it is almost Christmas. I feel as if it was just Halloween and I was desperately waiting for Andy to come home. Ah, how my heart sings now that he is home. I almost feel complete again.


This past month and a half has felt like a new beginning wrapped up in familiar air. We are back in my in-laws basement for the second “moving home go-around”, we are seeing our old friends, and my skin is slowly recognizing this bitter winter air as normal.

We are relaxing into our old life and it feels wonderful. But this time there is something different about our life. It doesn’t seem so carefree anymore. Maybe it’s because we are older, we both have more responsibility in our jobs and there just doesn’t seem to be enough hours in the day.

I feel like I’m juggling a full time job, my design work, photography and F&H while trying to maintain a balanced life with Andy and friends.

Lately, I feel like I have been letting everything slip through my fingers. I know I can’t do everything, but there is a nagging voice inside that says I’m not trying hard enough. It’s so hard to quiet that voice when I feel it’s true.

I want to be able to give my 100% at everything, but I think in my striving to do that, I am really giving about 30% to it all.

In the midst of this familiarity, I can’t help but just feel a little lost. I would love some suggestions, How do you help juggling all the things your love?


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2 thoughts on “december

  1. Emily @ Two Purple Couches

    I have been struggling with some very similar feelings lately, and so I’ve been thinking a lot about how I can do things better in 2014. First, I need to practice more patience, because part of my struggle is that I always feel like everything needs to be done rightnow, which isn’t true. We’ll see how it goes :)

    1. emilie marian Post author

      Emily, it can be so hard to grasp the changes we need to make! Good luck! Here’s to a great 2014 dear!


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