I’m linking up today with Emily Freeman to share some of the things I’ve learned in September. Only a couple of these things are particularly serious, but just a fun little list.
1. The Influence Conference is a full of encouraging, life-giving, loving women who want to make much of Jesus. I’m so thankful for the opportunity to spend a few days learning and connecting. You can follow along with me on Instagram and the #influenceconf hash tag!
2. Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon sure do know their hashtags. Actually, they do a hilarious job demonstrating what those of us involved in social media sound like with all the hashtags. Just hilarious. If you haven’t seen this, watch it now.
3. I am terrified to update to the new iOS7. There is no legitimate explanation for this fear except that change scares me a little bit, and I’m just worried about losing my pictures or messing everything up. I do love the new bubbly interface!
4. September included a lot of travel, and it was all away from my kiddos. I did enjoy my time, but I learned that I don’t love being away from them. Not one bit.
5. I learned that scheduling nail appointments a few weeks in advance is a great way to make sure I actually go get my nails done. I had my nails done twice in September and probably only three total times in 2013.
6. I love baking. I mean, I guess I always knew this. But I baked cookies for my kiddos before I left town, and it was so fun. And therapeutic. Monster cookies. Seriously.
7. I learned that when I’m gearing up to move, I am more and more focused on getting rid of all the things. I need a little bit of white space. And I plan to talk about white space for 31 whole days. Let’s pray about that!
8. I also learned that a fantastic organization called Sole Hope needs a nurse in Uganda to help in their efforts to heal the feet of the people and put shoes on their feet. And to have a nurse for one year and provide transportation for that nurse only costs $7,000! For the whole year! I know that everyone can come together to help make that happen for them! Please take a second to read about this organization! We participated in a shoe-cutting party tonight for Sole Hope, and wow, y’all. I am inspired and humbled and now wanting to do whatever I can to help.