Conquer, Follow, Feed and Worry Less.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014


Before I start off this week's Finish This, I wanted to share a little more about last week's Finish This. The topic for part of it was mistakes and what we learn from them. As I was writing it about my engagement and telling my parents, I realized I had never told my blog the whole story. So to all of my friends from the Finish This link-up, you can read the whole story about my best mistake and the whole engagement story here.

I conquer fear… the best I can. I'm a worrier and that generally makes me a 'fraidy cat. I think of all the consequences and usually fear them, but I push on the best I can and make my way through.

I follow my heart… with everything I do. I usually try to balance my decisions between my heart and my head. If what my heart is telling me is logical, I try to follow it.

I feed my soul by… doing things I love. I feel like if I am in my happy place alone cutting glass and preparing it to be made into a stained glass piece, then I'm feeding my soul then. Often times, I need to feed my soul by talking to God though. I usually get this huge calming feeling after I've had a good conversation with Him and that helps me tremendously

I used to worry about change but then I… realized that things were going to happen that are out of my control anyway. I ran across a quote from Shellie Rushing Tomlinson, a Southern self-help author and talk show host, who I absolutely love. In her books Sue Ellen's Girl Ain't Fat, She Just Weighs Heavy, she has a comment which she is referring to children as they grow, but in reality it applies to anything and helps me worry less.  


I also wanted to thank all of my new friends from this link-up who were excited to learn more about my life and my [complicated] story.


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9 comments:

  1. LOVE that quote! Also good luck with the fearing change part girl.. it only gets worse once you say I-do to that military man of yours! ;)

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  2. Great responses this week, Ashley, thanks for sharing your engagement story, I'm off to read it now. :)

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  3. I love that quote, it is so true!

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  4. I'm a 'fraidy cat too! And I absolutely love that quote. It is so very true. I'm off to read your other story now. :-)

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  5. I haven't read the books you are referring to but I love the title.. I might have to steal that, "I'm not fat, I just weigh heavy." Clever :)

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  6. they call that "Kay Sera Sera" (what will be, will be)

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  7. Change can be hard but good, and that's what makes it hard, I think. Thanks for sharing your story!

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  8. Love that quote!

    Thanks for visiting my blog!

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  9. Change is hard most of the time but it often works out for the better. And who does this link up? I want to do it!

    Love Always,
    Elizabeth
    thejourneycreatingme.blogspot.com

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