It has been almost a year since I last wrote...guess I just ran out of stuff to write about.
But I'm back now and ready for a year of adventure.
Since I last wrote I have bought a house, become an auntie, and started to make peace with my singleness. I have also learned a few things about myself.
I have learned that I have a problem with books....My name is Lauri and I am a library addict! I love books and learning about new things and I have decided that I am finally ok with owning the fact that I am in fact a HUGE NERD! Lately I have been learning about King Arthur and the White House and space....and gardening and cooking.
I have also learned that I should listen to my sense of color and design more confidently. It's taken me a while to realize this, but I know what makes me happy and if that one defining detail is the only thing linking the colors and shapes in my house than that is enough. I seriously need to stop worrying about whether or not things "match." (very difficult for a first born type "a" girl like myself).
I have learned that God says that because of His love I AM ENOUGH. In Him, I am strong enough, smart enough, pretty enough, healthy enough, creative enough, funny enough to bloom exactly where He has placed me. The fact that I am still single is not a reflection on my traits, both the beautiful and the broken, but a testimony to the fact that God is better at writing my story than I am. And for this I am learning to be ever more grateful.
For all of these reasons I have declared this year to be my Year of the Giraffe! My goal is to fearlessly wring out everything I can from this life I am blessed to lead. I want to gracefully and confidently walk in whatever direction I am being led. I also want to be better about chronicling this journey here, to give testimony to the fact that I am in fact more broken than I have realized but that I am also more loved than I could ever dare to hope.