Monday, September 17, 2012

New Beginnings

Sometimes I feel like I lose track of myself.  Reality doesn't usually set in until the season has passed and a new one has begun.  Fortunately, the new one is here and smiles are freely flowing in the Collins household.  A rather large weight was lifted off my shoulders when I quit my job last week.  The Lord is always looking out for us when things aren't looking up.  Christopher was blessed with an amazing job a couple days before, so even though we may not be in an ideal situation financially, we're going to be okay.

Today we met up with Adam and Alli for lunch, which is always a refreshing and cherished visit.  I felt that they had already been brainstorming about what I should do to make some cash, so they soon brought up pottery.  Adam asked me why I wasn't doing it, and after many excuses, the conversation led into an arts and crafts exploration for Erin's future.  It was inspiring, exhilarating, encouraging. 

   - I'm going to create an Etsy shop.
   - I'm going to start crafting more: crochet, sewing, perhaps block printing.
   - I'm going to buckled down and be more intentional about learning guitar.

Another result of the entrance into a new season is training for a half marathon.  I started today.  One mile.  Christopher made me a sixteen week training schedule, so when we get to South Carolina, I'll register myself for a life changing experience.
What I found when I woke up for my first day of training

Adam and Alli gave us a few pictures from a fun little shoot we did a couple months ago.

Thank you for all your support, dear friends :)

Monday, September 10, 2012


My computer's battery recently stopped working.  So may I make it a small excuse that if I'm not blogging as much, it's because I have to be plugged into a wall to do it. 
Also, I'm not sure if any of you have ever worked retail, but let me tell you - it's hard.  It leaves little room for the blog world.  I'm working a ridiculous amount of time with inconvenient hours and, well, quite frankly, I'm working for the world if you know what I mean.

I need prayer.

I'm in a huge transition right now that isn't much fun.  Married in June, job in July, figured out how job truly operates in August, want to quit in September, moving in January ... therefore, must keep job till December.

*This post is a little unfocused, but I'm trying to get back in the groove of blogging; and sometimes that takes a few poor attempts to produce a good consistent outcome*

I've been debating starting some outfit posts since I have to dress up for work everyday.  I don't have anyone to take pictures though since Chris goes to work really early, and Alexander doesn't have hands.

Besides the short intro in paragraph two, I haven't told you all about our big move.  We decided to go to Chiropractic school for sure in January!  Jackson, Mississippi to Spartanburg, South Carolina.  I've never been a Yankee before ;) Just kidding of course.  Everyone there is convinced they live in the south - wake up call y'all, South Carolina is not the south.  But it is one of my favorite states and I'm going to be so honored to be a resident of a state that has real autumns.  I'm so excited to move.  Chris and I really need to be on our own for a bit, and this move will be just the ticket.

One more note:
Grandmother fell Friday morning.  She had many deep cuts on her arms and said she bumped her head, but we thought she was fine other than that.  As the day went on, the pain increased.  She kept screaming and saying her pelvis was hurting.  We called the ambulance after noon.  I really thought she wasn't even going to make it to the hospital.  But of course she did - she's 92, was a smoker most of her life, is the tiniest person I've ever seen, and can't die.  Anyway, after an entire day in the emergency room, we found out she broke her pelvis.  She's been in the hospital ever since.  She's also been hallucinating quite a bit.  If you think about it, please pray for her.  I know it's odd, but she has been wanting to die for years because she's in so much pain.  I'll leave you to decide how you want to pray for her, but all prayer would be much appreciated.

For now, I must be going to the post office to mail my bff a small birthday present, then off to work I'll be!  I hope you guys really have an amazing day :)