It’s Been a While!


Hey hey! I’m back!! I know, it’s been a loooooooooooong time since I’ve posted anything. But I’m really wanting to get back into blogging. I have a ton of stuff going on right now in my life, so I feel like I have so much more to say now. I’m still working full-time at the same company I’ve been at since 2011. But I’m doing more than just working and going home. I think I was stuck in depression and withdrawal mode for the longest time. A couple years ago I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, so I still have my ups and downs. But I feel like I’m managing it a little better now. I went through a bunch of medications trying to find the best one for me. In the end though, the medications did nothing for me for the long-term. They were like quick fixes and then they didn’t work anymore. So, I am currently not on any medications to manage my bipolar disorder. Now, I’m not telling you that’s the right choice for everyone, but it was the right choice for me for this time in my life.


But enough about disorders and medications! All of that was to say that I’ve finally reached a point in my life were I feel like I’m balancing everything fairly well. I work full-time. I’m a homemaker and I’m managing that (for the most part 😉). I’m an avid reader – I’ll read anything I can get my hands on. I still love Thrive and talk about it with anyone who will listen. And my newest obsession – essential oils. I just started exploring oils, but so far I love everything about them!

So I’ll probably be posting about each of these topics sooner or later. If there’s anything in particular y’all want to read about, just let me know with a comment here. I’m going to do my best to get into a regular posting schedule, so I’ll need plenty of ideas.

Here’s to a new start for my blog!

What’s Saving My Life Right Now

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Anne at Modern Mrs. Darcy has posed the question, “What is saving your life right now?” It may seem like an odd question, but she says it’s all too easy to think of the things that are going wrong right now. But what’s going right? What are the small comforts or big events that help you keep your sanity during these cold and dreary winter days? I’m linking up to discuss what’s saving my life. I’ll give you a small portion of my list.

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  1. My Traveler’s Notebook. I would be lost without it. I use it as a calendar, planner, notebook, to do list, goal planner, and many other things
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  2. My Miracle Morning routine. I feel so peaceful and ready for my day after completing the routine. I’m no longer rushing to get out the door and angry that I’m going to be late.
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  3. Physical books. Last year I spent so much time reading on my iPad that I forgot the pleasure of reading a physical book. Nothing compares to it.
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  4. Chai tea. My husband bought me some amazing chai tea from Teavana. It’s blissful.
  5. Space heaters. I discovered that putting my space heater at work under my desk is most effective for warming me, especially when I get a cold draft from the front door opening.

My One Word

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Peace
/pēs/
noun

freedom from disturbance; quiet and tranquility.
“you can while away an hour or two in peace and seclusion”

synonyms:

tranquility, calm, restfulness, peace and quiet,peacefulness, quiet, quietness

 

I know it’s been a while since I last posted but I went from having no inspiration to having too many ideas to write about! I’ll start with my One Word for 2016. I mentioned in a previous post that I usually choose a word to center my whole year around. I pray about it and meditate on it and eventually the word comes to me. This year’s word took much longer to be chosen than in the past. I’m hoping that’s a good sign and means I really need to pay attention to it.

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My word for this year is peace. It’s very fitting considering the devotional I received over Christmas is Jesus Calling: Enjoying Peace in His Presence by Sarah Young. Add in my Miracle Morning routine and my mornings have become very peaceful lately. Now to add peace to the rest of my day.

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I’ve got some super secret plans in the works to help me find that peace I’m looking for in my work life, but it’s a very long term plan. Now I just need to find ways to be more peaceful in my relationships and home life. This is another time that prayer and meditation are helpful.

So, do you have one word for the year? Let me know in the comments!

Bryanna

 

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Hello world!

This post is just to let yall know that I’ve switched from Blogger to my own website. I’m now at www.lifeofabibliophile.com. I look forward to seeing yall here!

Sunday Devotions 12/27/15

Hey yall!


I would like to add some different features to the blog and the first one I want to add is Sunday Devotions. I want to talk each Sunday about the devotions I read the past week and what I plan to read the upcoming week.


I’ve been fairly slack this week regarding devotions and it’s shown in my stress levels. I only managed to read one from Our Daily Bread with my husband on Christmas Day. I really need to get back into the habit of reading a devotion and the Bible every morning.


My husband and I read Our Daily Bread from October 2013. The devotion was titled Immeasurably More and the Bible verses to go along with it were Ephesians 3:14-21. It really was what I needed to hear at that time since I was feeling a bit down.


I plan to start reading Jesus Calling: Enjoying Peace in His Presence by Sarah Young. It’s a 365 daily devotional that I’ll start on January 1. It looks interesting and it’s a very lovely book with leather cover. I’m hoping it will help me to start my days peacefully.

What are you reading for your daily devotions? Do you have a book? Do you use an app? Do you use Our Daily Bread like my husband?


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