Oh, hey! Remember us? Hopefully you didn't forget us because we certainly haven't forgotten you. In fact, we've been busy planning for you and dreaming about the future of Total Woman U and all the ways we want to connect with you. You may or may not have noticed that we haven't blogged since last August. Life gets busy doesn't it? I could list off reasons explaining why we lacked time for writing and posting and tell you of all the celebratory things and hard things that have happened in the individual lives of our team and in our organization as a whole, since we last posted here, but I won't do that. Instead, what I will do is say that our goal and plan is to get back here! We want to do the big moments with you, like events, but we also want to do the in betweens with you. I have a new appreciation for the in betweens in life lately. I recently wrote this [obnoxiously long] rambling of thoughts on Facebook regarding the in betweens.
"I'm so very thankful for the in betweens in life. The in between phases of life as a whole (post college, pre-marriage - if marriage is ever in the picture, full on adulthood but feeling like the in betweens in life are too fun to be called adulthood, etc.), but also the daily in betweens, the befores and middles and afters of each day. Work is work. Sometimes it's good and has life giving moments, but it's not called "work" for nothing. And some days, many days, I'm thankful for work, coworkers, and you know, a pay check and such. But today I'm particularly thankful for how work magnifies the beauty of the in betweens. For beautiful quiet, reflective morning moments with coffee and Jesus. For picnics outside with the loveliest friends during lunch break hour. And for dinner with a friend, watching her beautifully balance motherhood and still have time to invite me over, cook a delicious meal, and then send me home with fresh chicken eggs! And this was just one day with great in betweens, befores, and afters. I could fill a book with beautiful moments that happen in living rooms, at Starbucks tables, over dinners, in restaurants on lunch breaks, in car rides, while binge watching tv shows with my people, over random text conversations, in the gym while taking prolonged breaks between workouts to talk, group "selfie" breaks during weekly accountability nights, tears cried with people, forgiveness given in abundance, beautiful, messy, life on life on life moments that fill all the in betweens. Let's make a pact to recognize and cherish these moments more, okay?"
So all that to say, we never stop planning for the events and all the big things TWU does, but as a team we feel called to you! To plan and create big moments like events, but to live out all the in between moments with you too. To share our lives with you. To speak the words of truth, vulnerability, the funny stories, the serious lessons, and teachable moment after teachable moment that God gives us. We want our messy lives and moments to be part of and connect with your messy lives and moments too. Expect us to start posting here again regularly, and also be on the lookout for some exciting things happening through our ww, Twitter, and Instagram for some exciting things happening to keep you connected to us and us connected to you (hint: GIVEAWAYS!).
Let's make our own rules,