ANNA'S ALMOND BUTTER
Looking Back and Looking Forward-->>2019
January 22, 2020
Two Years of Marriage, Full-Time Jobs, and What We are Up To These Days
August 7, 2019
Looking Back and Looking Foward-->>2018
January 21, 2019
Goals for 2018--->2019
January 5, 2019
Adult Life: How do I adult the right way?
November 27, 2018
Embracing Generosity and Hospitality
August 23, 2018
One Year of Marriage: Favorite memories and How We've Grown
August 17, 2018
July 10, 2018
Life Update: Traveling, Resting, and Beginning a New Season
June 6, 2018
Senior Year Recap
May 9, 2018
I'm busy working on my blog posts. Watch this space!
November 20, 2016
It snowed yesterday and there are no words in my vocabulary that I can use to express how happy I was.
I mean..come on, it's November, Indiana...stop it with the 70 degree weather...just stop.
It's almost Thanksgiving Break, which means food, rest, food, more rest, food, and decorating for Christmas. Can you guess which part I'm most excited about?
Hint: If you guessed anything other than decorating for Christmas, you're wrong.
Our family doesn't mess around with Christmas. If by the end of the season our tree is not drooping from sheer exhaustion from the amount of ornaments it has to hold up, we did something wrong.
But as I look forward to this holiday season, I'm hit with a mixture emotions: excitement, anticipation, joy, sadness, and anxiety.
Because I'm realizing something.
Things are changing.
This will be my last Thanksgiving as a Johnson.
This will be my last Christmas as a Johnson.
This will be my last time placing my ornaments on our family Christmas tree.
This will be the last year I am able to wake up with my siblings at 5am on Christmas morning.
Next year, I will be a Curry.
I will spend my next Thanksgiving as a Curry.
I will spend my next Christmas as a Curry.
Next year, I will place my ornaments on a Christmas tree Andrew and I pick out.
Next year, I will wake up on Christmas morning with Andrew by my side (no promises I won't still wake up at 5am, though...sorry Andrew...).
As a person who is deeply rooted and connected to my family, realizing this season of my life is ending is a little scary.
But then I think about the season I am about to enter.
It's exciting. It's unknown. It's new. It's change.
It's so, so good.
Even though I am mourning the season I am leaving behind, I am rejoicing in the season I am about to enter. It's a strange mixture, I know.
I take comfort, though, in the fact in the next season my relationships with my family will remain. They'll be different, yes, but will not diminish. Instead, they'll continue to grow and develop.
So yes, my name will change.
Traditions will change.
Who I call family will change.
But for now, I'm soaking it all in.
I love it all and can't wait to embrace another season with new traditions and new moments.
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