Week in Review


today is a struggle.

today i am fighting an attitude and trying to figure out how to, even with life's struggles, live life with a mindset of doing good towards eternity.

and i honestly don't know. and i'm ready for bed at 4:57 in the afternoon. ready to start a different day tomorrow.

and thats not internet pretty but thats how it is.

i suppose if i was a fantastic writer i could try to put into words my struggles of being an artist and the good and bad that comes with creativity. but i'm not really good at writing and the last thing i want to do is write a frustrating mess that makes no sense to the reader. so i guess for today i will remind you that we are all human. and humans have sucky days (or weeks or months or whatever.) and you just can't dwell in the suck. you have to make yourself move (albeit slowly sometimes) out of the suck and into the light. and so i'm going to go crawl into my bed with my bible and remember that God created me with a purpose of being an artist and he has a plan to use me.

and here is a little list of what this week held.

snow. ( what the heck i know!)
common grounds projects.
hot tub time on a roof in the snow.
watched survivor with ryan. (possibly screamed at the tv. what is my life?)
got winter challenged.
jumped in a freezing lake. (more on that later!)
went out for Val's birthday.
had spin dip pizza. (the uncle Valerie!)
went to brunch with one of my favorite people in the world! (Lauren.)
walked around the new library with noah and lauren.
went to coffee house and screamed my lungs out for my roomy!
freaked out over everything in coffee house. (i am way to old to be going to these things.)
worked nursery at church and was reminded how much i love it.
built a block tower taller than me with six 4 year-olds.


  1. Days like this are way too common for humans and I wish they didn't exist. You are brave and strong in coming to terms with your struggles and facing them headfirst. Avoiding the pain just makes it resonate more in your life so its good you are acknowledging it and taking steps forward. I will be praying for you this week, that your days will be granted with peace and comfort <3

    "Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart. Then you will win favor and a good name in the sight of God and man. Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight" Proverbs 3:3-6

    1. sam! thank you so much! that was beautifully said and i appreciate so much that you can share scripture with me! you just have no idea!


  2. I thought that was written beautifully. I hope all is well soon Abbey. Keep smiling! x

    1. thanks jes! you're such an encouragement always!


  3. You always seem to write what I need to hear. I need to stop dwelling in the suck and remember to trust in God as well as myself :) I hope that you are able to move forwards, sometimes slowly is the best way.