I have so missed writing on this blog, but I also know it's just not been the right season in my life to maintain it, and that's ok. I will do what I can, but I work a LOT and have constant demands and deadlines from my job (such is life as a young associate attorney at the bottom of the totem pole!) It's just not practical for me to assume I can do "10 posts a month" or whatever.
But without further ado....2017 so far has involved a trip to Greece (Athens, Corinth, & Santorini--it was wonderful!), an amazing trip to Alaska with a friend from college that involved exploring glaciers, some very intense hikes, the Alaska State Fair, and great food, a half-marathon and a bunch of smaller races, lots of hiking in north Georgia including hiking parts of the Appalachian Trail, Braves games, a fiduciary law conference at the beach, attending my best friend's wedding reception in Asheville (actual wedding was in South Korea and I could not attend), time with wonderful friends and family, a trip to Florida to visit my grandparents, lots of court appearances including finally doing my first hearings by myself, hosting and catching up with a wonderful friend from W&L journeying through Atlanta, and more.
Here's a list of things I've been really, really enjoying in 2017 that you might too:
- Iron Bell Music (they only have one album so far, called God That Saves, but I love it and have been listening to it a ton for the last three months)
- The Passion 2017 album
- Babes Who Hustle website (if you're ready to get inspired for killing it in your career, grab a cup of coffee and read just one of the nearly-daily features of smart, creative, passionate, down-to-earth women dominating in their chosen fields)
- 2017 book recommendations: Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult, Every Fifteen Minutes by Lisa Scottoline (wow is all I can even say about this book!), Hidden Figures, and I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh. I wish I had more to offer, but reading for pleasure is another thing that tends to fall by the wayside with a very busy schedule.
I would add more to this list, but tomorrow is Monday, which means I have a ton to do to get myself together for the week. In the meantime, let me leave you with this:
Deuteronomy 31:8: "The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged."