Half Way There – Livin’ on a Prayer {15/31 Days to Enjoy Life}

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Do you like Bon Jovi? I do. It’s one of my  major musical weaknesses. Jon Bon Jovi on his own is pretty great, too. In fact, there are times when my jam would be Journey then Livin’ on a Prayer. Those two in combination can turn a night AROUND and will take even the hottest hip-hop dance club a new level. So here we are, {almost} half way there, livin’ on a prayer and all.

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I have topics for almost every day of the rest of the month, but not much actually written. One thing I’ve learned about this series is that God is meeting me right where I am. What that means is that writing these posts in advance is a lot harder than I thought. I got ahead this weekend, and now here I am, live-blogging again. This phenomenon is rare around here. If I weren’t doing a blog-ever-day challenge I’d schedule this post for tomorrow morning. Yet, here I am. So I hope it meets you where you are today as well.

I’ve been emotional this weekend. There’s a lot going on in my life and I’m under a bit of stress in a couple of areas. I was also on a chocolate binge… so you can combine those two for a lethal cry-fest this weekend.


Landing at home, one spring break – with a bunch of other people there for a party :).

But here’s the thing, sometimes I think emotions are good. I don’t know how much I *enjoy* them, but there were some blessings that came out of a weekend of feeling like an emotional roller coaster, and a cry on my way to work this morning missing home. I have two homes. I was raised in LA County and got to go back there in August. But I “grew up” in Vegas. I never really liked Vegas, but my parents and little sister are there, and sometimes my heart just aches to go home to where I learned who I was becoming in life.

When I was a kid you had to break a bunch of laws to take a photo with this sign. Now it has its own parking lot.

When I was a kid you had to break a bunch of laws to take a photo with this sign. Now it has its own parking lot. This is with my mom and uncle.

I am blessed to have people to miss. I am blessed that until this point in my life when I wanted to come home most of college/law school, my parents would buy the plane ticket. I am blessed that this is the longest I’ve ever gone without going home. I am blessed that I have good memories when I look at those photos above and don’t associate them with sin and disaster like a lot of people.

Right now I’m taking a big leap of faith in a lot of areas of my life. I’m livin’ on a prayer when it comes to my finances, career path, relationships (romantic and familial), this blog and hosting my first ever bible study starting tomorrow. But I’m trying to see the Glory in it. Because His strength is made perfect in my weakness. And that… that I can enjoy.

If you’d like a map of what has happened so far, here are each day’s links:

Day 1: 31 Days to Enjoy Life {The WHY}

Day 2: Enjoy Laundry

Day 3: Enjoy Community Events

Day 4: Enjoy Being Put on Hold

Day 5: Enjoy Life by Creating Work-Life Balance

Day 6: Enjoy Each Other’s Talents 

Day 7: Enjoy Rest

Day 8: Enjoy Your Commute

Day 9: Enjoy Working Out

Day 10: How I Enjoyed my 21st Birthday Link-Up

Day 11: What Moments do YOU Struggle to Enjoy

Day 12: How to Enjoy Couponing without Being Extreme

Day 13: Sabbath

Day 14: Choosing and Attitude Adjustment 

Day 15: Half Way There

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  • Reply
    October 15, 2013 at 12:59 pm

    I love this. Usually when people try to find the blessings or the “good” in their hard situations it sounds forced, but you make it just sound natural and honest. And I hope you get to go home soon! Until then: chocolate and texting and prayer.

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      October 21, 2013 at 7:23 am

      I’m glad it sounds honest and not forced. That’s the goal!

      Yay chocolate :).

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    Rachael @ Pretty in Pink
    October 15, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    You are wonderful. Please know you can always reach out to me as I do to you all the time :) I’m struggling a bit too, but He is speaking through blogging and prayer, and yes, sometimes chocolate. Much love!

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      October 21, 2013 at 7:22 am

      Xoxo I am very thankful for you!

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