Wednesday, January 31, 2018

the sun will rise and we will try again

no, i'm not at the beach. just always dreaming of it. 

the sun will rise, and we will try again. 

The first few weeks of 2018 were nothing short of utter chaos. They were messy and full and complicated and frustrating and, quite frankly, exhausting. My mind grew more and more tangled and knotted up, resulting in radio silence here on the blog. It's hard to put out new content when there's such an overload being shoved in your brain that you can't quite organize it all. But at the same time, writing is how I process, so when I can't/don't write, it just seems to make things worse.

There were quite a few moments in the first few weeks of January where I found myself sitting in the middle of my bedroom floor, staring at the ground, not quite knowing what to do next. Usually when I get overwhelmed, I feel like I do an okay job of barreling through, but this time around I thought I was going to go crazy. It just felt like one thing after another, an assault of genuine insanity and stress and chaos that didn't seem to have an end in sight.

but the sun will rise, and we will try again. 

Twenty-One Pilots always seems to know what to say. Over and over again, day after day, that line kept popping into my head. The sun will rise, and we will try again. The thing about life is that anything going on can only last for so long. Good or bad, life is a constant cycle of change, and with every new day, there's a new chance for things to look up a bit.

It doesn't always feel that way in the moment, but it's true. Even in the night, there's always the slightest sparkle of a star. There's that moment of falling asleep in the darkness and waking up to the ground covered in freshly fallen snow.

the sun will rise, and we will try again. 

The beginning of the month may have had a bit of a rough start, but goodness gracious, is the sun rising. Even amidst chaos, there are so many blessings, and I think that's the most encouraging part about it. It's crazy to look and see how messy things were a few weeks ago, and then to be able to look the ridiculously amazing things that have happened just in the past week. Life is such a constant ebb and flow, and when you finally find the streams in the desert, it's the most wonderful feeling.

So, I guess that's the point of all of this rambling. Just to remind you that even if things look pretty crappy where you are currently, you're not going to be stuck in that forever. You might be there longer than you'd like, but it will grow you, and you'll come out of it and find yourself somewhere that you never dreamed of making it to. Tomorrow, the sun will rise, and you will try again. And you'll keep trying, every day after that, until you blink and the bright blue of the sky finally breaks through.

The sun's going to keep rising. And we're going to keep trying.

Let's do this, friends. Let's tackle February head on. God's got us. Let's do it.

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I'm hoping that now that I'm back to the blogger world, I'll be back with a bit more consistency. Hopefully in my next post or so, I'll explain exactly WHY life is so crazy right now, but for now I'll just say that I've missed this corner of the internet dearly. How has the year started off for you?? I miss you all so much. Fill me in, huh? ♥

25 comments:

  1. I'm glad you posted because I've been wondering where you went. I hope things are getting better. This month was up and down for me, but as you said, God's got us. <3 This is a wonderful reminder.

    ~Ivie|Ivie Writes

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    1. This comment means so much to me, Ivie. God's definitely got us both. <3 I hope that February is full of blessings!

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  2. Ahh, Grace! I am thrilled that you're back! I MISSED YOU, FRIEND! This is such an amazing reminder and I really needed it right now. January was... Good-ish. But it was far from the dreams I had planned for it. Thank you for this post and for being an awesome human. <3

    ~ Ella Marie

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    1. I MISSED YOU SO MUCH, ELLA MARIE! <3 Thank YOU for your sweet and encouraging words. You are the best.

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  3. I'm sorry you had such a hard start to the year, but yes the sun will continue to rise and we will continue to try again and again. I hope the year gets better and fruitful for you with lots of time to write!

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    1. Thank you, Hannah! I hope that this year is wonderful for you. <3

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  4. Yesyesyes. This past month was long and stressful and I had to keep reminding myself that every day is a new chance to start over.

    I'm so proud of you + I love you a lot

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    1. We've just got to keep breathing through it. We'll keep rising.

      I love you more than I can say. <3

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  5. This is beautiful. And exactly what I needed. Thank you. <3

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  6. Maxene O&#39;ReilleyFebruary 2, 2018 at 1:59 PM

    Aw boy, do I ever understand, Grace Anne. xD Life has been throwing a lot at us teen girls, I feel like lol!! Have a great February!

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  7. i needed this so much today. thank you, grace anne <3

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  8. I feel ya, girl. Thank you for the beautiful reminder to keep going.

    *sends hugs*
    k.

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  9. I've been needing this-- especially after recovering from my break. Thank you so much. ^.^

    xoxo Abigail Lennah

    Hey! Just to let you know, I also shouted you out for my fifth blogiversary, which you can see here!

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  10. Thank you for this! I've been needing this so much!! Hugs and blessings!

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    1. I am so glad that it could encourage you, Charis!! <3

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  11. "Now the night
    Is coming to an end.
    The sun will rise
    And we will try again."
    ~Truce, Twenty One Pilots

    That song is basically my entire life anthem. It rings more true than almost any other song I've ever heard and it's almost always the reminder I need that God is in control and that while today may bring pain and confusion and heartache...the sun will rise tomorrow and I'll get another chance to live and breath and feel. And that's why I love Twenty One Pilots. <3 <3

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    1. It is such a comforting song. A reminder that I am always so thankful for. <3

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