Marilyn Marie


today is the first day since i signed up for facebook, that I had access to it, and did not sign-in. 

i have chosen to give it up for lent, for many reasons.

1. i am far too addicted. i waste so much time, and do not make time for the things i need to get done

2. i think facebook makes me feel inadequate sometimes. i can see everyone else’s life, and i dont have the perfect family, the perfect relationship where I take perfect pictures with me and my perfect boyfriend (sense the hostility ha), the cutest clothes, take sweet pictures with my friends, or go on the coolest vacations. so i decided to be me for a while. and enjoy it.

3. Last but not least, I gave up my favorite thing to become closer to God. That is what Lent is all about isnt it? I found myself having so much time to ponder social issues and realize how crazy great God is. 

I am excited and open to the Lord teaching me a thing or two over the next 40 days, lets see how it goes.

so my best friend is getting married. so we had to look for a dress for me! and this might be my dream. not itching to get married, but look how beautiful it is!

so my best friend is getting married. so we had to look for a dress for me! and this might be my dream. not itching to get married, but look how beautiful it is!

New Life

I started this tumblr thing a way long time ago and was on it for a bit then completely forgot I even had it. but. since i am a working woman in this brave new world, I thought. why not have a blog. it might not be the most interesting thing in the world but it will be a hobby of mine to pass the time. I dont know exactly which route I want to take with it, i might want to write out what im feeling sometimes, or i might want to post pictures or videos, or quotes, and it will probably be a little bit of all of that, i guess. I dont even know if I want people to read what I write, the thought of that kinda freaks me out. (i know i shouldnt be posting if i dont want anyone to read) but this helps me get my thoughts out, more than hand writing for sure.

My new life is exciting, challenging, and scary.
This is a smidgen of my life as I know it now:

I am 21 years old, and just moved out of my parents house. eeekkkk.
I work at a nonprofit organization in Lansing, MI.
I have a fantastic roommate.
Im working on meeting people around these parts, but my friends from college and highschool are oldies but goodies, i could never imagine where I’d be today without them.
I left my family back home in the D, we have grown the closest we have ever been this summer, and now I had to leave them and it has been really eyeopening. I used to believe that family was on the bottom of my list of priorities, but now God has taught me this summer how important they are. Now they are second in line, behind ma LORD!

Everything is changing around me, and I just need to embrace it. God has used this time to really reveal to me how wonderful He is. I hope to continue to grow in Him throughtout this year, through hard times and good, I know He will make my paths straight if I let Him. 

Trust in the LORD with all your heart
       and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him,
       and he will make your paths straight. proverbs 3: 5-6

Im going to bed now, cuz im a grandma know and have to wake up at the buttcrack of dawn to go to work, which i do really love. so. cant complain too much  :)

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