If you watched Why 2016 Was Tough + My Focus Word For 2017, you know that last year was challenging for me personally, and I am focused on becoming more rooted in 2017. (If you didn’t watch that video, this post may not make a lot of sense!) Also related: Happy Tears, Friend Dates, + Volunteering | January: Rooted, Walking Through Grief + Small Steps Forward | February: Rooted, Travel + Finding Peace | March: Rooted, Frustrated But Hopeful | April: Rooted, Feeling Positive and Thankful | May: Rooted, Ugly Crying and Lessons Learned | June: Rooted, The Fog Has Lifted! | July: Rooted, and New Friends + A Different Perspective | August: Rooted.
Today I’m sharing my September: Rooted video! It’s funny–it doesn’t feel like much has changed from January (when I launched this series) until now, but documenting my journey through these videos is a powerful reminder that I have changed so much! If there’s one thing I learned through therapy, it’s that the only things I have control over are my own thoughts, words, and actions. Though I’m in a place where I can’t change my zip code, I can’t change the fact that I don’t have a tribe, and I can’t change what our town does/doesn’t have, I can change my perspective…and I have! (Well, Jesus has.) How cool is that? God is ever-faithful and steady, and He’s walked me through every hardship of this year with love and grace. I have learned so much–I’m continually learning so much–and for that I am thankful.
Without further adieu, below is my September: Rooted video! You can watch it below or on YouTube here.
// How was your September? Are you making any progress on your 2017 word for the year or New Year’s resolution?
Related: Why 2016 Was Tough + My Focus Word For 2017 + Happy Tears, Friend Dates, + Volunteering | January: Rooted + Walking Through Grief + Small Steps Forward | February: Rooted + Travel + Finding Peace | March: Rooted + Frustrated But Hopeful | April: Rooted + Feeling Positive and Thankful | May: Rooted + Ugly Crying and Lessons Learned | June: Rooted + The Fog Has Lifted! | July: Rooted + New Friends + A Different Perspective | August: Rooted
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I 100% understand how difficult it is when you are the only one who doesn’t have children yet. That’s where I am now and it is so isolating! I love my friends and I love their babies, but I just cannot identify with what they are going through during this season. I miss conversations that don’t revolve around unpleasant pregnancy and postpartum symptoms. :/ I don’t know about you, but it also makes things worse when others are constantly asking when we will have babies/ telling me I need to start moving in that direction! Our time will come, but we are just not there yet and that’s okay! 🙂
Blair Lamb says
It’s so nice to hear from someone who understands! This piece of adulthood has been much harder than anticipated. (Probably because I’d never considered it previously!) I miss non-baby conversations, too. And YES! It totally makes the disconnect worse when we’re constantly asked about having kids. Every Thursday at Bible Study someone asks if we’re pregnant! Gah! I’m totally with you, sister! Thanks for reading and for your thoughtful comment, Brianna. xoxo