It’s the last Friday in April, suckers, so that means it’s Share Four Somethings Day! haha, gotcha!
If this is your first Share Four Somethings Day with me, it’s a little link-up I do with some blogger and IRL friends, started by Heather, to kick-start our writing and help sum up our months.
The Four Things are: Something Loved, Something Said, Something Learned, Something Read.
This weekend I have the luxurious privilege of being at my friend Andrea’s home for a writing retreat. I met her through The launch team and everyone here is also from that team. We live all over the country and have spent about 5 minutes together prior to this weekend, but that doesn’t matter a bit. There is so much love and encouragement here, not to mention plenty of good food, comfy places to read and write and sleep!!
“Are you excited?”
Lots of people are saying this to me about our impending move. Here is the best I can say. Right now I’m knee deep in the reality of packing up a life here and feeling the gravity of what my little family is about to go through, especially my kids. I know our life there* is going to be wonderful and everyone is going to be fine, but I’m not one to sugar coat the real loss in leaving the special community we’ve enjoyed here.
Once the packing and goodbyes are done, the airplane takes off and we’re eastward bound, I’ll dry my tears and think ahead to starting over and replanting tender roots. But for now, I’m futilely pumping the breaks of time to soak in our last few months here.
*I’m not saying the name of the country on this blog due to search engine weirdness, but it’s the land of half my ancestors and if you have a Bible, you probably have a map of it.
I have Mom-Eyes. Everywhere I go, even when my kids aren’t with me, I’m noticing playgrounds, looking for safety hazards, and scanning menus for items they can eat.
I’m actually pretty proud of this one. I’ve written before about how I’m trying to read more non-fiction. I’ve read part of this before, but didn’t make it all the way through. I started again on Monday and finished it today. I could basically underline the whole book, it’s so good, and though first published in 1954, is absolutely relevant for today. At a mere 122 pages, it’s accessible too!
Does anybody else have Four Somethings to Share? Link up with us or leave me a comment!
2 thoughts on “Wait, What Day Is It?”
Loved your post, Anna! Love that book too!!
I am SO jealous of you all being at the writing retreat! It looks amazing, and I hope one day to be able to attend one there! Also adding that book to my to-read list!