Currently {volume seven}

We’re here to help you learn and grow, so naturally, we share affiliate links for products that we use and love. When you click on one of these links, we will earn a small amount of money, at no additional cost to you, which we’ll use towards keeping the lights on here! You can read our full disclaimer here.

It’s been quiet around these parts…[cue the crickets].  It’s definitely not in my character to abandon ship for an extended period of time, and believe me, the itch to blog has been eating at me, but I promise, there has been a good reason why I’ve been distant.  Are you ready for it?  

Here’s what I’ve been up to currently…

Thinking about… After a month worth of stressing, crying, and wanting to beat my head against the wall over thought of going on unemployment, and after countless resumes and applications send hither and yon with no responses, I finally received a glimmer of hope.

I received my one and only offer for an interview for a full time position, in which I was promptly offered the position before I walked out of the conference room.  
The offer, something that I knew would be good for me, also scared the bejezes out of me.  It would require me to take on a role that I knew was far outside of my comfort zone.  

Have you been on the fence in a decision, where you teeter one direction one day and the other the next?  I spent a whole week doing a whole-lot of teeter-tottering.  At one point I was certain (so much so that I told many people that I had made my decision) that I was going to accept unemployment because I did not want to settle for a job that was not my dream position.

And then I sat down and took a real hard look at my finances and suddenly I realized, that the decision that I made, though I thought it was more in tune with what God desired for me, was completely out of line.  

Unemployment would require every last dime to be spent just covering bills.  And because Obamacare is so affordable (bahaha!) I would be shelling out a good portion of my savings monthly in order to be covered.  It just wasn’t a feasible, let alone responsible move.  Sure it would be easier, and I could catch up on my housekeeping and I’d have a chance for some real sleeping in, but the dollar only stretches so far.

So instead of barely scraping by for the next few months (or who knows how long), I decided to make a “God-will-carry-me-through” decision and accepted the job.  And low-and-behold, it’s not nearly as bejezus-scarying as I originally thought!  Funny how God does that. 

Reading… I am reading, quite frankly the best book on home decorating and self-doubting that I think I’ve ever opened.  Okay, honestly I haven’t found any other books like this – there is no doubt those, it’s just that stellar.  If you ever chicken out of hanging a picture on a wall or let a can of paint sit in your storage room for over 6 months (going on a year over here) because you’re scared that it won’t look right, The Nesting Place is for you!  (<– affiliate link)  Check out my Instagram to see just how inspiring this book has been for me!

Praying for… Well it’s really more like praising how God has worked in my life over the last month (stay tuned for more on this later this week).  It’s amazing how prayer and just a general trust in the big guy upstairs can move mountains and provide.

Listening to… I haven’t found any hidden gems in the music world as of late.  So to answer this…the random songs of KLOVE, worship service songs and occasionally the Smurfs theme song play a continuous loop in my head.  Pretty special, right? 

Watching… Right now I’m watching the dark rain clouds blow in and out as I sit here at my new desk.  Hoping that they blow far and wide out of our way because we got plenty of big, wet drops over the weekend.

Thankful… So even though there has been much to celebrate, I’ve remained quiet around here for a few different reasons.  The main one being that I simply do not have the words in order to accurately express my humble gratitude and appreciation for all of the prayers, support, words of encouragement, and sweet comments that I’ve received since mid-June.  All I’ve got for you is…”ah, shucks, thanks ya’ll!”

Wishing/Planning… My mom/landlord suggested something this weekend that I had been contemplating recently.  After living in my townhouse for over 2 years, we’re going to paint my bathroom.  Praise the Lord because it is a strange shade of old ladies lipstick shade, mixed with Pepto Bismol.  It’s wild and totally not something that does not exude a sense of comfort and rest, if I ever decided to take a bubble bath.

What’s up with you CURRENTLY?
Use the themes listed above or feel free to create your own!
– Link up at A Mama Collective or comment below –

Similar Posts


  1. I am so so so excited for you, Bree!! What an amazing opportunity for personal growth 🙂 Such an exciting/nerve-wracking time! 😉
    I have to read Nesting Place apparently. I have seen it pop up so many places and know that I need to put it on my must-read list. (The insanely long one!)
    Thanks so much for linking up with me. And I’m super excited to see that bathroom repaint job! I’m a little jealous. ~Jenna

    1. Thank you much, Jenna! It definitely has been an exciting/nerve-wracking time as of late, but I am so thankful for the lessons, despite the tears, that I’ve learned over the last month.
      I think you’ll really LOVE The Nesting Place – such a great, easy and inspiring read. It has me excited to get my house in order, something that I’ve been trying to find motivation to do for years!

  2. I’m stopped by from Currently.
    I’m so glad you took the job. One thing I know for sure – it always seems to be easier to find a job when you have one.
    HA – that bathroom color sounds awful. WOOHOO!
    Ok – well, I’ll be back. Blessings to you!

    1. Aww, Emily, thank you so much for stopping by…and for saying that you’ll be back! Looking forward to sharing the bathroom redo with you! Anything will be better than that color – haha! 🙂

  3. Wow, such exciting things going on in your life. So excited for you, and I just love how in your life you are continually grateful. That is something that is very important in my life as well.

    1. Thank you so much, Leslie! Being thankful, especially in the trials of life is not something that comes easily. It’s taken me years to look for the silver lining and to be thankful despite how dismal my outlook may seem. I’m glad to know that this lesson learned is shining through! Glad you stopped by & hope you’ll return soon!

  4. Hi, Bree!! It is so nice to “meet” you!! I come to you via A Mama Collective’s “Currently.” link up, (my first time participating!). It sounds like you really put a lot of thought & prayer into your job situation. I sincerely wish you well in that department! (I would’ve made the same choice under the circumstances you describe.) I am in an oddly similar position, except, I chose to go back to school. It takes a lot of faith to make these kinds of life choices, doesn’t it?? 😉

    1. It’s wonderful to “meet” you as well! So excited that you’ve joined up at A Mama Collective’s link up – it’s a great community! A lot of prayer definitely went into this recent decision and if you stop back tomorrow you can read more about it. I went back to school a little over 3 years ago and it was a tough decision. I commend you on making the the choice and wish you nothing but great success! Thanks for stopping by!

  5. Bree! Congrats on the job!!! God has such mysterious and yet obvious ways of pushing us into the path he wants us to go down…doesn’t he?!

    1. Hi Cassie! Thank you so much for your kindness and for taking time to comment. God sure does work in mysterious ways. I think He often says, “here we go again” as He drags me, kicking and screaming towards the path that He set out for me. Haha!

  6. Congratulations on the new job! God is good! 🙂
    I am absolutely going to buy that book!
    “old ladies lipstick shade, mixed with Pepto Bismo” <--- cracked me up!! Have fun repainiting! 🙂

    1. God IS so good! And Aimee, you don’t even know – that paint color is rough! And yay – excited for you to get the book. Be sure to stop back and let me know what you think of it and what kind of projects it inspires you to work on! 🙂

    1. No unemployment yays all around! Haha! Thanks for stopping by for a visit. I’ll be sure to visit your place for some extra happiness! 😉

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.