I've learned a hell of a lot about myself in the past few months. Summer was a lovely time of watching sunrises, reading books (check out my Goodreads on the side bar), namely, getting back into fiction and even fantasy. I've been really connecting with who I am at my core. And also getting shit … Continue reading Self-actualization
I haven't posted here about my running in a really long time. I've posted about running getting me through infertility, but I think this was the last real post about training. We (my husband and I) had signed up for the IMS Arizona Marathon because it was super cheap, and relatively close to where we … Continue reading Running update.
I wanted to post this on Facebook, but it got too long... so here it is. My emotions are running high this week (and today I'm hopped up on Sudafed, because of course I would get sick this week), but you can be assured that I mean every word. As this deployment comes to a … Continue reading Thank you.
Shoot, guys. It's coming up fast. According to my nifty countdown app, we are at 4% left. However, do not be fooled by my technological prowess, friends. I do have a calendar on the wall and I've been crossing off days with a Sharpie since I hung it up January 1. Before we actually went … Continue reading Approaching homecoming
With winter break behind us, I've had some time, weeks even, to ponder things... events, ideas, prayers. So far my year of no resolutions is going great thankyouforasking... and I have to tell you that my one resolution was to make the bed every day. And as of Day 22 of 2014, I've succeeded. 😉 … Continue reading Hello, my name is Elizabeth and I’m a control freak.
As I get older, or maybe it's just as I get wiser (ha) I realize how much I don't like committing to multiple things for a really long time. Obviously I'm committed to my marriage, that's kind of a big deal, and I'm committed to Jesus, grad school, and a lifetime of fitness. But pretty … Continue reading The year of no resolutions
How do you overcome depression and anxiety, let alone when your husband is deployed? It's not easy, and if you're feeling depressed or anxious, so much that it's starting to affect your every day life, you need to take it seriously. Maybe you're like me and have dealt with mild or situational depression or anxiety … Continue reading Fighting fire with fire.
During my running in central Illinois, I had some great ideas for blogs. And then I forgot them. Maybe the extensive sunshine and 60-degree highs I came back to in Texas have something to do with it. I had a great visit home. For the first time I just took things one day at a … Continue reading
As I reflect on the Thanksgivings I've had since getting married in 2008, I've realized that we've had exactly one tradition: no tradition. And I kind of like it. Thanksgiving 2008: I honestly don't remember what we did, but I know we (my husband and I) spent it with our families. This was pre-layoff, pre-Army, … Continue reading A Very Beth Thanksgiving
Back in November I made a list of huge, crazy, possible impossible prayers. Looking back at my journal tonight, I found that some of them have been answered. Not that I'm surprised, really, because God is God and He does awesome things. But I did think, Man, wow, He really did hear me! Ummm, you … Continue reading Jericho prayers: in progress.