Friday, July 27

Life Right Now...

First off, let me just say a huge and warm welcome to many of my new friends! I am beyond elated to have you be a party of my life through this little adventure called blogging.

You are all so encouraging each and everyday, through my ups, downs, joys, and all the rest that I feel like I can always be myself here.

Well, today I feel like I just need to write. Write about life, and the challenges, its blessings, and its hopes.

I thought I would have more free time out of school and when working a job than when I was in college doing school work all the time, and boy oh boy was I dead wrong. I have been working anywhere from a 40 to a 45 hour work week and I can barely find time to do much more than crash in between those hours. I am enjoying my job and am excited for some training opportunities in the next months, but  finding time to do things like go to the pharmacy, call about car insurance, and go get a new driver license when I work from 7-4  every day is a challenge.

Ryan did start his Job, and it is a huge blessing from God! The benefits are amazing and our worries, prayers and concerns about how were were going to replace his car have quickly been answered with the knowledge that he gets a company truck in week 10 of training!

I am learning how to live the real world life. I know how to budget money, and how to do most real world tasks, but the ability to overcome exhaustion and manage time outside of work is a challenge. I know it sounds foolish, but it is quite different.

Finally our hopes are to be able to have a baby in the next few years and save for a house! I love to think about all that is in store for us and I can't imagine challenges we will face and the good times that we will have but I am ready for them all!

Thank you so much, each of you for encouraging me.
Thank you for following along and always lifting me up with each comment.
I want  you to know that if over the next few weeks my posts are a little less frequent or my replys replies are slower, that I am trying to balance it all still.



  1. such a sweet post! So happy to see Gods blessing in your lives! Hubby and i are definitely on that same track of babies and home in few years, and it is so exciting to just think about it!

  2. so amazing to hear! :) it's a beautiful thing when we see the Lord provide for us! :) yay!!

  3. I love catching up on your life! You seem so happy. I'm so happy for you guys. And so excited to be a part of this little part of your blogging experience. You're such a sweetheart and I benefit a lOT from your blog--which I hope you are aware of.

    Love you!


  4. I can definitely relate to that! We've been married for 3 years, so we're not in the honeymoon phase anymore but we're definitely still newlyweds! Learning how to balance it all is hectic at times, but when you have a great partner at your side, it makes it worth it! Have a great weekend!

  5. Hi Clara! I am a brand new blogger and I just found your blog. It is so so sweet! It really seems like we have a lot in common. You're love for Jesus shines through in your posts and pictures! Thanks for the lovely blog!

    Joanna @

  6. Ohmygosh - I know!!
    I deferred my final year of uni to move countries and support my man as he started medical school. I thought uni was time consuming, but full time work!?
    I am tired all the time, nothing is ever done because I'm away from the house for 8-9 hours at a time, and when I get home everywhere is closed and I just crash anyway!
    Finding the balance is hard, hopefully you can - I would love some 'balance inspiration' :)

  7. It is hard juggling it all but I have no doubt you will! I have nominated you for the Liebster Award:

  8. I know all too well about the challenges of juggling "it all." Keep writing love, and of course everyone will keep supporting you. the great part of the blogging community :)

  9. Such an awesome blog you have! I understand about juggling time! You seem like such a sweet person! Can't wait to read more =D
    Your newest follower,

    1. Thanks sooo much! your too kind! I feel like a mess these days trying make life and blogging and cleaning and working and walking the dog and just doing it all work! I hope I get it straightened out one day! :) So excited to have you as a new follower!

  10. Hi! I'm a new follower as well, and I live in Greenville, too! Isn't it such a great city?? Nice to meet you!

    1. Charlotte! that is soo cool that you we live in the same city! I love it! we just moved! It is so so great to meet you!


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