Friday, January 31, 2014

Try Something New!




Recently, I've been trying all sorts of new things.  Things that were so unintentional on my part but, I know God put them in my life to push me & challenge me.  I've been pushed out of my comfort zone, my plate has been more full professionally than it probably ever has been, stress has been creeping in for sure, life has been at an all time crazy level... but, most of all my heart has been filled with so much joy & happiness through it all!  It's not that I don't ever try new things or don't ever get out of my comfort zone but, here lately it's just been in overdrive.

Just to give you an idea of a couple things that have been going on....  I started the Wife After God devotional with several other ladies about a week & a half ago.  I've fallen a few days behind but, seriously, I cannot tell you just how much this devotional has moved me.  I see my husband in a whole new light & have been really seeing changes in myself.  I've never done a devotional before or even joined in a specific Bible study.  So, this is a pretty big deal... & super exciting for me personally!

What got to me a little more.... err spoke to my creative heart was a photography class that I took this week.  Last year Matt & I bought a very gently used DSLR camera.  I have read & read & read tutorials after tutorials.  Everything I've come across has been great & I've built a great knowledge base.  However, I'm a visual, hands-on learner and sometimes I just really need someone to explain it to me.  So, I found some classes at a local photography studio & took a private class!  There were so many light bulbs that went off while in my class.  My heart was racing because I was having so much fun & was so excited about all the new stuff I was learning!  So many aahhh haaa moments!!  Greatness I tell you!!  I couldn't wait to get home & practice everything I had just learned!  I don't know where all this will take me but, I'm really enjoying learning everything my camera can do & improving my own skills.  I'm about to have maaaad skillz y'all!  I can't wait for my next class... hopefully next month!!

So, basically what I'm trying to share with y'all is that I have been doing some totally new things lately... things that even 6 months ago I didn't know that I would be doing.  But, it's all super fun, rewarding & I just want to do more of what I've been doing.  God has definitely brought me to each of these new adventures in my life & I am so grateful.  I know that He will continue to lead me through & to things that are supposed to be in my life - things that I enjoy & things that make me a better person.  I want to encourage you to jump out there!  Do something new that you've been wanting to try for a while... or maybe you haven't known you want to try it??  Either way, try something new!!  Chances are you won't regret it... chances are you'll enjoy it!!

Happy Friday sweet friends!!  Have a great weekend!!

XOXO,
      Shayna


2 comments:

  1. I need all your digital slr tips ASAP :)

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  2. I started the same devotional on the 1st of February and LOVE IT!!!!!! I totally agree with you - I am seeing my hubby and marriage in a whole new light!!!

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