Monday, GOOD MORNING. It's the 20th of August and is it official yet to announce the fact that we now have entered the autumn chapter? I think so. So because of this I thought to do a Summer Edition of my recurrent post Lessons Of The Week.
First of all, where should we begin when speaking of summer 2018. In April when I had gotten my new job I knew a lot of hours would be spent at work. I had no expectations of how work would be, how challenging it would be mentally because of different reasons, but neither did I know how fun it would be at the same time. Beside work I've also had so much fun in spite of the fewer free-days than I'm normally used to. The two and a half months that summer includes in is always something special. Some events that occurs during summer, and have done for so many years I can't even count. A week of camp, a week of festivals but most of all weeks with relationships.
So here comes a list of my lessons i've learned during summer 2018:
* To not take everything against me personal.
Trust me when I say I'm an expert in taking things personal. If someone is coming with criticism I have a tendency to directly see it as my fault, even though it's not. This is something I've really got to work with on my job as it came up something many times per week. Generally I am struggling with taking critics towards me. I want to do everything perfect from the beginning, if I could choose. But both you and me know that is not how life is working....
* When you put your trust in Gods' hands is when you will see how powerful he is.
I don't remember if I've mentioned it before here, but I got the possibility to lead the worship of our yearly SummerCamp which I was SUPER nervous over, just because of the fact that I'm not a musical genius. I barley don't know anything about it more than I like to sing. To sing is one thing, but to lead a whole band in that specific purpose is pretty powerful. So the week started and we were just about to have our first play of the night and I CAN TELL YOU, my knees were shaking, my hands were shaking and I had no idea how it would turn out. But I just knew that, what we were standing in front of for that week wasn't something I could do with my own power and strength. After one and two inhales/exhales, I just put it in his hands and knew that he would guide every step, every note, every tone and every song. I still remember when we had soundcheck the first night and we started to play and I started to sing. The eyes went watery and goosebumps were a fact. There and then I knew what a powerful week it would be. To just read it may sound ridiculous, but to be there, to experience that, can not be described in words.
* JUST DO IT!
Nothing has to be added really. Sometimes, or I think, too many times we are thinking of every single detail instead of just pushing it forward and DO IT, after that you can see what's happening. WHY ARE WE SPENDING SO MUCH TIME OF OUR LIVES BEING AFRAID? Why.
Oh yeah, with my little fellah when she had her pool party <33 // The day after the party...... An extraordinary breakfast!
* A new coffee drinker was born
Is this even a lesson? But suddenly I have become a little (read the opposite) coffee drinker. From 0 to 100. But it's something with the social aspect that makes it, needed and good. I mean it's not tasty as hot chocolate, will probably never be. BUT, I like it.
A little family trip to Denmark // Well, a big cup of coffee for me, what happened?
I bet the list could be done longer, but I will finish it up now because the brain is echoing and I can't come up with anything more. Perhaps it will come a part two of it, if many more will show up of course. Other than that, I am blessed. The best is not always worth the most. I'm thankful for what I have and I'm beyond excited to see what the next couple of months have to offer me. So, I wish you a good week and I'll talk to you later.
Sincerely yours, Hanna