one of my new favorite pictures ever...my little brother bringing Jack to me right after we found out where we matched.
March has probably been the craziest month of my life so far-so many unknowns! I learned and grew so, so much this month. Here's just a tiny snapshot of what March taught me:
No amount of stressing and worrying can change any outcome. That being said, sometimes you are going to feel stressed about things that are out of your control, and that's okay. Don't be too hard on yourself.
Being physically active is just as important for your mind as it is for your body. Sweating it out may not give me a six-pack right away, but it certainly helps clear my mind pretty instantly.
It is possible to be excited for the future AND be living fully in the present. I've kind of always felt like if I'm looking forward to things in the future, then that takes away from the present moment. I'm learning that's not true at all. I'm so excited to move to Gainesville, to get a house, for Chris to be a doctor. I'm excited for residency to one day be over, to have money to travel and buy nice things. But I also love life right now, and wouldn't wish it to go by even a little bit faster, because it's perfect the way it is, right now. Looking forward to things down the road and living fully in the moment aren't mutually exclusive.
Switching afternoon coffee for afternoon tea is a good choice. Less caffeine shakes, more energy, same cozy-curl-up-with-a-mug moment.
There won't always be a plan, and that's okay. I spent the majority of March making peace with the fact that I can't make a plan for everything. Sometimes the best days will be spontaneous, sometimes life will change in the five seconds it takes to open up an envelope, and there will always be unexpected things. That's okay, because the important things-family and friends-are along for the ride, and will be there no matter what plan (or lack of) takes place.
What have you learned this month?