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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  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! ;)

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

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

  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. :-)

  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 :)

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

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

  8. Love that quote!

    Thanks for visiting my blog!

  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,