I'm not even going to attempt to catch up on the last 2 1/2 years.
But I am going to post some pictures that I've taken lately.
Here's the most recent one that we've take:
I am excited for this new year. Here's a (small) list of some of my intentions for this year:
- Drink more water
- Be kinder to people
- Grow spiritually
- Eat more veggies
After our accident, while driving home from Idaho Falls for the first time since I started driving again, I was dealing with some anxiety. So I started telling myself my testimony in my head while simultaneously praying that I would be okay. It helped. It calmed me down and got me through that dark half hour.
So one day last week while trying to calm myself down at 6 im the morning (!), I went through the Restoration starting with Joseph Smith searching for the right church to join. And it helped. I was calmer and felt better.
Those mornings though that I'm not able to calm down, my whole day feels off. It's like a little tickle in my head that is always there and so super annoying!
I've started to include meditation with my yoga also with the hope that it will help. I can look back on my life and see different experiences that have helped me with anxiety. When we were pregnant with Emily, Trevor and I practiced the Bradley Method. It has helped me learn how to use my breathing to calm myself down in painful situations. It was so helpful after the accident.
So now I'm using aspects of yoga like meditation and being still to hopefully help me control my thoughts while being anxious.
Dang I wish I didn't have to though!
Life is good even with the hard times, right?
Onwards and Upwards.