Prayer, please.

Subscribers, this has been a last few trying weeks. Shew, it’s been challenging. I write to you all now just asking for prayer which is something I rarely do in regards to myself. You are probably wondering what’s going on, and to be honest, nothing really major. Just normal, every day things. For some reason though, I’ve been letting things get to me more than I should and I am trying to just let go and let God. Sometimes that doesn’t come easy for me.

For starters, my daughter who has been an honor roll student each report card is struggling this quarter in school. She isn’t the only one struggling, a lot of the class is, but I am that mom who wants her to be challenged but not struggle. It isn’t that she isn’t smart enough, she’s proved herself to be above where she should be based on age alone over and over. However, she’s just gotten into a slump where she doesn’t seem motivated this quarter and it’s the small things like following directions entirely on a problem, reading the questions thoroughly, being responsible and remembering to bring home books when you have something to study for, writing out problems instead of just the answer, you know, the stuff that should come easily. I am trying to remember though, fourth grade is tough. Kindergarten through third, their hands are held, they are babied to a sense, and then fourth grade, it’s time to prepare them for that ribbon to be cut. Once fifth grade comes around, there aren’t the study guides, there aren’t detailed instructions to take home a book. The student has a big responsibility that fourth grade teachers are trying to shape them for. My little girl, doesn’t quite know how to handle all of that responsibility yet and in a sense, doesn’t want to.

I am in no hurry for her to grow up but man, this is a tough school year. Next year she gets to try out for JV Cheerleading which she has been looking forward to since she started the Spirit Squad. She is well aware that if her grades don’t come up and remain good like they have all this time, JV Cheerleading won’t be an option. Just pray for us, y’all. It’s stressful on the teachers, on the students, and on the families at home.

Outside of this school quarter, my focus and determination to really get my life back on track in regards to health and fitness has been somewhat of a downward spiral. I am not sure if it’s just all the added stress and pressure, well yeah I am sure, that’s what it is. My mind has not been mentally focused where it should be and instead I’ve been letting the negative, stress, and anxiousness take over which has led to some unwanted weight gain that I once had lost. I will get there again. I have a friend who will be my Advocare challenge buddy, and another friend who will be training for a 5K run with me. I haven’t ran in years and I so miss the body, the feeling, and the confidence that I had when I did. I look forward to getting there again. Just pray for me. Pray for my sanity, patience, guidance, direction, focus, mentality, confidence, motivation, and peace.

I am thankful for you all, you’re an outlet of sorts. Someone who I can type all of my thoughts (the good, the bad, and the ugly) to. I would love some feedback though, I don’t hear from most of you and would really like to know I’m not the only one out there facing this struggles.

Let’s chat, soon! Xo.
Hollie

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School’s Out!

This semester has been a trying, tiring, and difficult semester to say the least. My motivation wasn’t what it should’ve been and my organization wasn’t as it should’ve been. However, I made it! Finished off with straight A’s and B’s. That’s something I’ll take and be happy with all throughout my college years. I am looking forward to a couple weeks off before hitting the books again for Spring semester. It’s a long journey but each semester is one step closer.

Happy Wednesday!

Back to School (almost)!

So my summer semester just ended last Friday and it’s been an absolute joy to not be cramming and studying after a full day of work. However, that will quickly be coming to an end. Fall semester is quickly approaching, I only have 1.5 weeks until the first day. My sweet mini starts back in less than 2 weeks herself. Where oh where did our summer go?

For all my parent friends out there, are you excited or sad about summer coming to an end? What about my fellow college students or students in general? I actually enjoy school so I’m not really complaining, just baffles me how quickly the time seems to pass constantly.

Here’s to a wonderful last couple of weeks of SUMMER BREAK!!

Snow, sleet, cancelled school, oh my!

I didn’t think we were ever going to get snow this winter and I was right. We got all of an inch of snow and a lot of ice. Joyful, right? The kids have really enjoyed it, public school has been out the entire week. Still trying to figure that one out. We’ve gone to the store, practices, and school just fine. I hope for their sake they won’t have to make it up too much into their summer break at least.

But yes, we got some snow. Wahoo, it was beautiful while it was falling. Below are a tiny amount of pictures from our small amount of time spent in it. Have you seen any snow this winter? I would love to see pictures. Here in the south we don’t get very much and as you can tell, we shut down everything just if they call for it. On the news this morning they were saying it’s colder here than in Anchorage, Alaska. I was shocked, but it really is cold (for here anyways). The high today is a whopping 23 degrees and the low is 2. I haven’t ever in my life, ha.

Well, here are those pictures and I hope you’re staying warm where you are.

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Until next time, friend!

Reality Check

Tomorrow marks our vacation days officially over as we dive head first back into reality. Back into school, work, cheerleading practices, mounds of homework, quizzes and tests, deadlines, and everything else in between. It’s been a wonderful vacation and although I’m sad to see it end, I’m actually looking forward to our busy schedule again. Something about it for me, just fits. A lot of people say they don’t know how I do it. Maybe it’s because I’m a tad planner obsessed and it gives me the excuse to use it and keep it on my hip at all times? Not sure, but it is what it is.

In other news, I’m a much happier Dallas fan than I was an hour ago. No matter what anyone says about that one bad call, my boys pulled out a win when they desperately needed to. Should be an interesting game next week and I sure hope they show up ready to play better than they did in the first half against the Lions.

Hope you’ve had a wonderful weekend!