I can definitely promise fun pictures in the next blog post, though (just not of my trip, yet).
I certainly did not expect to start posting again mere days after my last post, but yay, here I am. Before I publish the next “real” post, though, I want to thank those of you who have been praying for me and/or took a moment to write very kind comments. They were most welcome and appreciated.
Just as it was a big woven mass of things that dragged me down into a dark and discouraging place, it’s been a mix of things pulling me back up. God spoke to me this week (I know there’s no way to make that sound not-creepy, so there it is) and encouraged me to really focus on taking things one day at a time, instead of putting too much faith in, or taking too much anxiety out of, the future. This has been massively helpful for my attitude. I’m not saying it’s a big cure-all, since there are a lot of things in my life that remain unresolved (like what I’m doing for my birthday in a fortnight, or where I’m going to be living in three months). But right now, everything feels a little less overwhelming and hopeless, and I have some renewed inspiration.
A few blog posts have been in the works for a while, and a clearer head and calmer heart has given me the energy and enthusiasm to work on them, and finish at least one. I’ll be posting it later, but for now, thanks again, and I will see you again very soon.