This is the last post in the “Let It Go” series. Did you think I had let the series go? I wrote this post in July on a road trip, and it got abandoned in a Word document. Oops! Here you go.
With all this “letting go”, I’m beginning to find joy in what I haven’t let go. The near-constant hands-on help, the anti-depression medication, and our upcoming plans for Mother’s Day Out (for Seth) and public school (for Vernon) have allowed me to actually think about how I want to spend my time rather than just letting life hit me like a hurricane.
So here’s what I haven’t let go…
Writing. I’ve been blogging for over four years now. Every time I stop for longer than a week or so, I feel like words build up inside of me that absolutely must come out. I don’t know why—I just know it’s cheaper than therapy at $150 an hour! I don’t know how the Lord might want to use these words in the future, but I know that right now I need to keep writing.
Being a nurse. Getting my RN license was dang hard work, and I don’t want to let it go! While I have no desire to work full time, I miss being in the medical world and working directly with patients. In August, I’ll start training to provide ultrasounds at a local pregnancy center. With all the Planned Parenthood garbage going on right now, providing quality, compassionate care to pregnant ladies is a really important way for our community to fight the wickedness and put Christ on display.
Exercise. Y’all, I am quite possibly the world’s slowest runner, but save for a two-week beach/NYC vacation, I’ve made running a regular part of my schedule. My sister and I are working towards a 10K—running for an hour? For the love. But it gives my obsessive, control-freak self a goal other than making my children un-crazy or watching every reality show on Netflix. (Update: pregnancy makes me so sick. I’m hoping to start rowing this week. Indoors. In the air conditioning. Other than that, it’s ten minutes of yoga/pilates in the mornings.)
Reading. I love to read! Fiction, memoirs, theology, parenting, history…hand it over. I recently signed up to blog about books in exchange for review copies. This means that I get free books in the mail to read, and after I write a review, I get another book! It’s a pretty sweet system for someone who loves to both read and write.
Friday Night Lights. Yep. I’m on season one. Oh, Tami Taylor. Be my BFF. (Update: I finished FNL! So good.)
That’s what I haven’t let go. How about you? What are your activities that keep you excited about life?