Sunday, August 3, 2014

motivational phrases

As we all know (if you've read any of my blog posts, that is), I'm on Pinterest.  A lot.  So it's probably not a surprise that I have an Alaska board over there.  Of course I put some of my pictures from when I blogged our Alaskan Honeymoon, I've also pinned some great pictures of Alaska, some different things to do there, some houses up there once Jeff started having interviews, stuff about repelling mosquitoes, and motivational phrases.

I'm in that board today, cleaning some stuff up, moving some stuff to my new Gardening board (really?  I can't even believe that I want to garden), and thought I would share with you.


Anxiety happens when you think you have to figure everything out. Turn to God. He has a plan.
(side note - we went to church the Sunday before Jeff's interviews back in June, a nice WELS church in Eagle River.  Silent prayer I asked God to help me to trust Him and to trust Jeff.  It's not always easy, but I can't help but believe that God's hand has been in this entire process.  We are just being guided by Him.)


And my personal favorite:
Why the hell not.

I've not taken too many risks in my life.  I never snuck out of the house.  I never tried drugs.  I've not done too many things that one might call "outside the box."  In fact, I can only count 4 instances:

  • Leaving home to go to college (Mom was super surprised, and I never planned to go to Millikin, but it was the best thing I ever did...  within the first 20 years of life, that is).
  • Moving 2 hours away to a new state where I didn't know anyone, to take a job.
  • Joining a dating website, which is something that I said I would never do.  Within a week, I had been messaged by my future husband.
  • Moving to Alaska.  That's 3200 miles outside the box.  How will it turn out?  Well, in my experience, taking that first step out of the box has always been worth it.  So why the hell not.


  1. Every once in awhile you have to stick your nose(and the rest of your body) outside the box.

  2. I agree with your mom. I think this is a great opportunity and would love to be able to do it myself.
    New life challenges are always scary, but I've found them to be very rewarding.

  3. So far, I think all of your "outside the box" adventures have gone very well, I'm sure this one will too! I'm so excited for you!
    Tina (Best sister EVER!!!)