Life Update // Busy Summer!

Hey guys! I’ve been trying to get back into the swing of things lately with blogging, reading, writing, all that good stuff, and I thought I’d just give a little update on what’s been happening in my life at the moment.

Life

I decided to be a missionary this summer. Yeah. That happened. It kind of came out of nowhere? But I felt a really strong need to serve in that way this summer, so here I am. XD I’m not going anywhere exciting. No leaving the country for me. I’m going to be doing local stuff, teaching in towns close to me where I’m sent.

I went through a two week training process where I learned how to teach Bible stories to young kids. I got to meet a lot of really neat people and it was a really great experience. It was a lot of work. I came home exhausted every night and by the time the two weeks were over, I was basically dead. That was almost a week ago that I finished the training, and I am STILL tired. XD

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But I think teaching this summer is going to be a really amazing experience and I can’t wait to see what God uses me to do.

Writing

I’ve been writing again! YAY! I really didn’t write all that much the past few months, and then missionary training came up and I had zero time for that. Coming back to it feels like coming home, honestly. Not to be sappy or anything, but it really does. 🙂 I’ve had a lot of new ideas simmering in my head and I REALLY want to get them down on paper. But they kinda have a tendency to just live up in my head for waaay longer than I want them to…

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me whenever i try to write ANYTHING down because my brain doesn’t work

I’ve also been querying to literary agents. So far, I have gotten…6 rejections. It’s kind of weird, I’m actually enjoying the rejection at this point. Like, I’m anticipating it, and then when I get the letter, it’s like…a rush of adrenaline, for some reason? Maybe I’m crazy. XD But nevertheless, I’m keeping on. And lately, self-publishing has been in the back of my mind too. It’s not what I’ve always dreamed of, but it’s always an option.

Reading

I haven’t been reading like I want to lately. 😦 It’s been so busy (and chaotic) for me, and I’ve been having to choose between a lot of things. This or that. And right now, it’s been reading or writing. And it’s probably not right to choose between those two, because they are supposed to go hand-in-hand…but that’s what I’ve been doing. I’m ashamed.

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I have read a couple good books this year though! I plan to have a review for one I absolutely ADORED up on Goodreads as soon as I can. (Here’s a hint: It’s electrical. 😀 )

So there’s a little peek into my life lately. How has your summer been faring? Any vacations planned? Writing projects you want to conquer? Let me know down below!

New Until Next Time!

6 thoughts on “Life Update // Busy Summer!

  1. Yay, an update! Loved hearing about what is up with you! 🙂 Best wishes on your missionary work, and that’s fantastic you’ve been querying — and enjoying it. XD I haven’t written much either but whenever I come back to it it does feel like coming home. So glad you’re getting back to it! I hope your summer is amazing, and thanks for the update!

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  2. *TACKLE-GLOMPS* It’s always so good to hear from you!!! And ooooh my goodness, that is THRILLING you’re going into missionary work. AAAHHH, GIRL. I’M SO PROUD OF YOU!!!

    AND querying! EEP. You’ve been doing such awesome thiiiings! That is fantastic the rejection letters give you a rush. I sorta kinda know what you mean. I’ve been querying too and something about seeing rejection letters in my inbox almost makes me feel…satisfied? It’s just nice knowing I’m working toward my dream, you know? And hey, each rejection just means we’re one step closer to that coveted YES. Keep going, girl! God’s got amazing plans for you and your writing! ❤

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    1. *GLOMPS BACK* Ahhh I’m so glad you enjoyed!! IT’S PRETTY SCARY but I think it’s a really good thing. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!

      YEAH. *dies a little* That’s been…wow, that’s been interesting. XD I KNOW, right?! It’s like a weird sort of satisfaction, like, ‘oh yeah, I’m actually interacting with people in the industry, even if it’s just a rejection.’ That’s what I keep telling myself. Every step, no matter if it’s a rejection or not, is a step towards that yes. 🙂 Thank you!! You keep going too! I’m sure He does for you as well!

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