|Indiana sunset. Taken by Elder Meehan on his mission.|
If I'm completely honest, I've had a bit of Writer's Block this year when it comes to blogging.
I think I'm just in a period where I look at my writing and think "how does this help others--posting my ramblings/point of view?"
I see the value of journaling. And I see the value for my family history, etc.
But I keep thinking, "is this self-indulgent"? Do other people feel better after reading my posts OR do they feel blah?
All this introspection isn't new to me. Since I was a small kiddo I've had these kind of existential questions about life, my purpose, my connection to other people--and my general contribution to Planet E. (I know, makes it sound like I'm deep. LOL.)
But my point!
Sometimes when I read other people's social media, I feel inspired.
And other times when I read other people's social media, I feel cranky. I may disagree with them. I may feel like my life is "less than" theirs.
I don't know! Just some thoughts.
I hope when I post, it is not to showcase my successes or failures as MY OWN. (Well, the failures, yes.)
Deep down, I know that all lives are blessed with highs and lows ... that's life.
But man, those lows are no fun in photos.
Have a beautiful weekend.
PS: For anyone who watched Survivor 23: South Pacific, I'm heading to Keith and Whitney's wedding this coming week--in Tennessee. They met on our season and have been engaged for about a year. Jim Rice (also from our tribe) and his wife will be there, too. It's going to be great to see them all--we shared such an overwhelming experience together. Wild how 7 weeks on an island can create a family bond. It's pretty incredible to me.
|(c) Survivor South Pacific, Monty Brinton, 2011.|
And now, some photos from the last few weeks:
|Papaya got her Drivers Permit!|
|Jr is at Scout Camp.|
(That horsehead has been to all of our summer camps. We love that thing.)
|Bam went to YW Camp.|
(c) Laurie Meredith, 2014.
|Our ward YW at dinner/camp. (That HORSEHEAD!)|
|Bam owns her camp fashion.|
|Woodworking project at camp.|
|Jr at camp. AWESOME CAMP!|
|More Indiana sunsets.|
|Tending our friend's baby--and we LOVE HER GUTS!|
|Our garden is still growin'.|
|Elder Meehan is doing great. Wearing his "couch tie" here.|
|Working on his second year as a full-time missionary. We are so thankful for this opportunity. |
It's been life-changing for him/us.
PS: Just for fun, thought I'd track this summer's fun ...
Dentist Appointments = 9
Doctor Visits = 10
Urgent Care Visits = 1
Pool Days = 10