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Seeing the Greatness

It seems like whenever I fall of the blogging train for a few days (or a week), it's so hard to get back on. I second guess myself and my writing so much more. But the longer I wait, the worse it gets, so here we are. I wasn't sure what to blog about today, but I knew today was the day
(especially since Fox is rocking a nap right now).

Here is a little of what's on my mind today:

I go through rough patches in my life every once in a while. Well, sometimes it's more often than that. I won't go into it very deep right now (someday I'll actually post one of the essays I've written on the subject), but today I found this post to be so comforting. I really want to read that book now, because it covers the topics that I've recently finally started to come to terms with. And isn't it always comforting to know that there are others with weaknesses similar to yours? That it's not necessarily something wrong with you, just something you have yet to master?

Along with that, Camaron posted a quote on his FB wall earlier today that just really complemented my recent thoughts. I liked it so much that I decided to make it pretty:)

I love this. Never have I felt happier than when I am pushing myself to become better -and I greatly attribute that to those who I like to keep company with.

7 comments

  1. That settles it. I'm coming over more often. Because I think you're beyond great! And I really want that gig with Fox. Can I watch him in my classroom? :)

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  2. After reading this quote, I decided I better have the Stevensons over more... Cause you guys are as great as they come.

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  3. I really hope you will post those essays, I would love to read them. (And I can't recommend that book enough, it's so eye-opening.) Thanks for sharing that quote, it's pretty awesome.

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  4. Thank you for this post. And thank you for the link to Myke's post. It is a good thing to share with others some of the tougher aspects of living this life. It is a good thing to be reminded we are not alone.

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  5. Thanks for sharing and linking to that post! I remember in a class I took my freshman year at BYU, my teacher said "you don't tell someone with a broken leg or chronic illness to 'snap out of it'--depression (and any other emotional illness) is no different." It totally opened my eyes, especially since I was close to people who struggled with depression and had secretly wondered why they couldn't just "snap out of it". Having just a taste of PPD/anxiety also made me realize how completely absurd that is. These things aren't controllable, they take time, healing, and help just like any other ailment.
    Anyway, I don't know if that's totally irrelevant since your post was a little vague, but thought I'd share anyway :) Also, I love how you designed that quote--so perfect.

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  6. great post and great quote! the book sounds nice too. i recently read a book entitled "daring greatly" by brene brown. its a GREAT book. i highly recommend it. its all about daring to be vulnerable and not shaming ourselves. love you, andrea. just the way you are!

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  7. What a fantastic quote!
    Jillian - http://epic-thread.blogspot.com

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