Can I Get a Witness?

Hi friends!

Wow...it's been TEN days since I last posted! I am officially a slacker.

I have refused to become one of those people who lets work drive their life, but I must say that having such a demanding position where deadlines pop up at the last minute (which is every minute!) leaves one with very little time for anything else...at least during the lunch hour, that is :). When I worked at Strayer, I would bounce from being so busy I couldn't even sit down to seeing absolutely NO ONE for eight hours. And, yes, I will admit that neither my novel nor my wedding would have been complete without those extra few hours...so actually going to work and being busy ALL THE TIME is rewarding, exhilarating, and exhausting all at the same time.

But when I get home, I put my phone somewhere so that having to do more than reach over and grab it means I won't even care if it's ringing...and then I'll spend time with hubby, make dinner, exercise, fold laundry, read, or decorate (since we're still not quite finished unpacking!). Sundays are filled with church, Kenya meetings (just 91 more days until we leave for Ngaamba! CAN'T. WAIT.), and InsideOut with my high school girls...I'm not really good at slowing life down, it seems. I tried. Really, I did. But being an adult means stuff just keeps happening.

In any case, being at home at night and having lots to do doesn't feel like a chore, thank God. It feels like I'm at HOME. It started to feel like everything in my life was a task, and that was why I made the decision to take a break from grad school until the spring semester AND finish up blog tour interviews for the time being.

I realized a few weeks ago that I was...well...depressed. Life is filled with so many wonderful things, but instead of finding joy in them, I had allowed myself to be robbed of that joy. Everything from listening to a good song to getting up and going to work in the morning was becoming a task...God did not intend for us to live that way! So I'm learning to say no, and I'm getting back into the Word. I can't live my life on my own. I have to sow into the Word and spend time in conversation with God, or else I'll be permanently miserable. What a relief it is to know that I can turn to Him and find joy again! I am convinced that the greatest evil- Satan's greatest tool- is making us feel like robots so that everything we used to enjoy becomes just another thing to get done.

I do have some wonderful news to share (teaser alert!) but I can't until the hubby gives me permission :). And NO, I am NOT pregnant.

One tidbit I can share is this: I received my first author request to do a book review. Samantha over at Chick Lit Plus has been awesome, and she was the one who originally booked all the tours for me (and other bloggers), but it was exciting to have an author ask me herself...I don't know if she was referred or she simply liked my site, but it was such a compliment, to say the least! I can definitely make an exception to my no-blog-tours-for-awhile rule, and I will be posting her review next Friday, July 29th. Stay tuned!

For now, I'm getting ready to head out to a volunteer appreciation dinner and movie at Buckhead Church with the hubby. Can't wait!

Until next time,

Wendi

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