I've heard SOOOOO many people tell me this throughout my lifetime, and let me tell you sometimes I'm the one saying it. There are days where we all just want to crawl into bed and not have to get up in the morning. Admit it, you know that the beginning of the week is usually typically hosted by your cranky self when you have to drag yourself out of bed to start another week. You have to get up, get dressed, make sure the kids are awake and they're fed. Maybe you have to worry about getting to school or work on time, and there's just an endless list of things that you have to do. You run out of the house without your keys, or you leave your lunch at home. Great- it's another terrible morning. You have to make it through an 8-10 hour shift or school day, just so you can go home and sleep it all off then start it again for the next 4 days. These are typical Mondays. You just had an amazing weekend, getting to sleep in an relax without people telling you what you need to do. And well now- you have work or do school work and stress yourself out for no reason whatsoever. Mondays tend to suck.
Now, let me tell you there are days where I completely dread Mondays. I am a worrier. I always have tended to be since I was little. I worry about things that will happen about a month away. When Monday hits I sit down and plan out my whole week, day by day what's going to happen. Do I stick to this plan? No way dude. I tend to do what I feel when I get home depending on how my day plans out. But lately I have been trying new things to make me more of a morning person, especially on Mondays. I get up and get ready for this new week that's ahead of me. Every day is a brand new day, a brand new start.
Here's some ways to help your monday go smoother
- Pack your lunch ahead of time on Sunday night
- Pick out your outfits for the week! (This usually helps me, even if you're just picking out your clothes for the next day, it'll make your day go a lot smoother.)
- Do a devotional in the morning, to get your day started off right!
- Make a "Monday Motivational" playlist, filled with just positive and uplifting music
- Make yourself some tea or coffee right when you wake up! (I love starting the day off with some green tea in my hands)
Getting ready to pack and heading out on November 1st. I've only ever been away from home to go on a Washington D.C trip in 8th grade, so this seems huge, even though we're still staying in Florida. We're going to be driving up to Pensacola, which is a 10 hour drive, for a 6 day missionary trip. I have never ever been on a missions trip and I am terrified. Through this trip I'm going to be going with a bunch of Potential College students, and they're all actually my leaders as well. To be thinking about the fact that I could be one of them some day is like mind-blowing and its making this year seem shorter than It already is. When we got our itinerary I was mind blown, it actually seemed so real. I got a text from one of my best friends, oh I mean leader, and she asked me If I would like to go on a missions trip with the college. Since I really would love to attend PC they really wanted me to go on this missions trip, and let me tell you I felt so honored and blessed when she texted me asking. I started jumping for joy and I picked up the phone and called my mom and we both fangirled together. God has put such an amazing opportunity right in front of me, how could I not take it? So I texted her back letting her know that I would come and thats when it all started happening. I felt like I actually could do something amazing, and something so life changing in someone's life. Missions is about reaching out to different communities and helping people In whichever they need. I love doing missions work, and this trip is just such an amazing opportunity to do it. When we went to the meeting to go ahead and talk about everything about the trip I felt so out of my comfort zone. I wasn't really the super hype and excited person that I usually was. Yes, I did know the people In the room, there wasn't one person that I didn't know. But for some reason I bottled myself up, I was completely terrified. I was terrified of the unknown, terrified of having to go away for 6 days by myself without any parents. The one thing I love about Potential is that everyone is family there, wether you are a first time guest or if you've been attending there for years, you're part of the family. I know that I'll be safe with them, and that they'll take care of me. But I'm still afraid of the unknown. At the current moment I'm praying over everything: for the trip, the amazing leaders who have put this together, the people that we impact during this trip, the weather, and all of us. It's scary to think about the fact that the trip is so close now. But I'm also excited to see what God has planned over those couple of days.
Isaiah 41:10 Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.
Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the LORD with all your heart And do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He will make your paths straight.
I'm a huge fan of chicken nuggets, and enthusiastically excited about what God as in store for my life. My other half is currently in the Air Force, so a lot of blog posts will be about the military as of right now.
Incase no one told you today:
YOU ARE AMAZING
YOU ARE LOVED
YOU ARE ONE OF A KIND
YOU ARE SPECIAL
YOU ARE MAGNIFICENT
YOU ARE WANTED
YOU ARE A MASTERPIECE
YOU ARE WONDERFUL
YOU ARE JOYFUL
YOU ARE TALENTED
YOU ARE GREAT
YOU ARE FANTASTIC
YOU ARE A QUEEN
YOU ARE LOVED BY SOMEONE WHO MADE YOU
YOU ARE KIND
YOU ARE YOU, don't let anyone change that.