My Thoughts On Life Recently

My Thoughts On Life Recently

Hi there! I hope you’re doing well. ❤ Happy Saturday to you!

To begin this post, I want to first share the fact that my silence absence these past few days was not planned. I had different ideas I was wanting to write and share the latter part of this week, but none of those posts got written. That usually happens when my days end up being more full than I had anticipated, which results in very little time to brainstorm ideas then sit down at the laptop and work on them.

I don’t mind when I don’t have posts to share (although posting daily would be fun!), but it does end up being more frustrating when I thought I was going to.

While thinking about possibly writing something to share today, I realized that some of the things that are going on in my life right now, as well as things that are soon to happen, have been consuming many of my thoughts and filling a good amount of my time. Being able to talk through them with you here would really help me, and your prayers over some of these issues would be much appreciated!

Grab a cup of your favorite beverage (I’ve chosen a caramel frappé for this occasion), and let’s sit down for a chat.


The seasons of stress in my life are finally coming to an end. It wasn’t until a discussion I had yesterday with my mom that I realized how anxiety-ridden these past few years have been for me. Since I was about fourteen years of age, I’ve gone through some really hard things, where the elapsed time between each one was often non-existent.

Severe injuries, difficult pregnancies (not my own, lol), toxic relationships, heartbreaking experiences with church – I can recall many things that stressed me out in my later teenage years.

Some of these situations I’ve mentioned made it hard for me to approach the Lord. There are days when all I want is to be in His loving arms, but I don’t have the ability to even form a prayer. Then there were other situations that made me go running to Him, where I was able to express everything I was feeling. Through it all, though, I’m thankful for both types of trials, because no matter what my response was to each one, I know now that He was always there with me.

Following the birth of Isabella, my youngest sister, I have seen a definite difference in how I feel about everyday life. It’s almost as if I’ve reached the light at the end of the tunnel – a point I didn’t even realize I was running toward. While I don’t think it took me four years to get here, I do think this marks the end of my deep-rooted concern for my mom when she was pregnant. The complications that came from her pregnancies with Elizabeth and Isabella truly did stress me out, as I wanted my mom and my little siblings to be in good health. Now that we’re all here and she’s done having babies, I honestly feel like I can breathe again. I had not noticed just how tense I was about it all until now!

I have various doctor appointments coming up. One is to go to a dermatologist (I have so many eczema-related skin conditions), another to the eye doctor, and a well check-up two weeks from now. The biggest one is for a consultation this upcoming Tuesday so that I can hopefully get my wisdom teeth out this month. I’m praying that it all goes well! I don’t have any concerns about the surgery or recovery itself, but I’ve actually never had an IV before, so that’s the main thing I’ve been praying about. May I be able to go through with it, and may the person who does it do it right! Your prayers would be much appreciated. ❤

I’ve been spending more time with Joshua. He’s my fourteen-year-old brother, and he and I have been able to go places together once I finally got more comfortable with driving! So far, we’ve picked up dinner a few times for the family, went to one of our favorite thrift stores once, and earlier this week, we took our bikes and went riding on some trails. We definitely had a great day, and I’m looking forward to other outings like this! We don’t get to do enough together otherwise, so I’m thankful that we have this. ❤

I’m considering doing a blogging challenge in May. The one I did last year with a few blogging friends was a huge success! It taught me a lot more about how I want to blog, and having a post to share every day really got me connected with the blogging community. I’ll share an official invitation post closer to the end of the month if I do decide to do it, but I’d love to know right now: Would you be interested in doing one with me? 🙂 I’d enjoy reading what you guys would write about for the prompts, and I’d be sure to link to your blogs when I do my posts, as well!


That’s what I have today for an update post – I hope that you enjoyed reading. ❤ I really enjoyed talking about these different things! Let me know in the comments below how you’ve been doing lately.

Have a blessed weekend!

— Maggie

35 thoughts on “My Thoughts On Life Recently

  1. I’m so sorry to hear what you’ve been through for the past few years and good to know that your stress is finally coming to an end. ❤ Good luck on the blogging challenge in May- may it be a huge success again!! God bless, Maggie!

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    1. Thank you, Jirah. ❤ It has certainly been a lot, but I know the Lord was with me through it all! Thank you so much, I really hope it is! May God bless you, too! xx

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  2. A blog post a day will indeed be a challenge 😃 I’m not quite sure, I’m up for that challenge, but it would be great. Praise the Lord with you, Maggie for weight the Lord has taken off your shoulder😃 may the Lord continue to shower you with His blessings

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  3. Yum ~ a caramel frappe!
    I will be definitely praying that God will bring you through these times and that you wisdom teeth surgery/consultation will go well! 😀

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  4. Thanks for sharing, I love to read posts that are honest and real. Life can be tough! I like a challenge, although everyday might be pushing it a bit too far for me because I’ve just return from a long break. I’d like to give it ago!

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  5. I’m glad things are turning around for you! Teenage years are always so hard, both physically and mentally, but you’re nearing the end haha! Also, I can’t believe it was last year that we all did that daily blogging challenge in May haha! Time really does fly by! I would love to do it, but I’ll be away on holiday for two weeks so I don’t think I can! I look forward to reading yours if you do it 🙂

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    1. Thank you! They really are a challenge. I appreciate having gone through these things, however, because I’ve learned so much 🙂 ahh I know, haha! I really enjoyed it. Aw that’s too bad, I hope you enjoy your holiday, though! ❤ Thanks!

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  6. Hey girl. Happy to hear you’re breathing again. It’s ok to rest and care for ourselves from time to time. I love writing prompts, they help me grow as a writer too. I’ll keep an eye out for whatever you come up with!

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  7. Sorry to hear about your struggles but so happy everything is getting much better for you! Just had skin issues too so can totally relate. Love your goals and hope everything will work out very soon. Take care girl ❤

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  8. I’m so sorry to hear what you had been going through, but happy hear you and your family are doing better with God’s help. ❤
    Will be praying for your doctor's appointments! Good you can spend some time with your brother. 🙂

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  9. Hey Maggie!! I’m really happy that your mum and sister are in good health condition!! I’m sure you must be enjoying with your baby sister, right? And I would love to participate in the challenge that you will hold in May!! I would really wish to be a part of it. Can you tell us all the details so that I can clear out all my questions? I have been doing well these days, but I am also bored because of holidays!! I am happy that my sister came yesterday, so I enjoyed. But she is going back tomorrow 😰 and I don’t know what to do! I guess I will just blog…
    ❤️xxx

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    1. Hi Apoorva! And thank you! ❤ Yes, I love her so much! 🙂 Oh that’s awesome! Once I decide on one, I’ll share the prompts with you! Yeah, I can understand that. Blogging is a lot of fun, though! 😉

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  10. Thank you for sharing, Maggie! I’ve definitely felt similarly throughout these past years (though, sadly, my mom hasn’t had any babies). My wisdom teeth are coming in right now, and are being monitored to see if they need to come out or not. I’ve one that’s almost all the way through, and two that are just about to come in.

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    1. It was my pleasure! ❤ There’s such a hormonal imbalance throughout the teenage years, haha – and it doesn’t help that many have aesthetic probs (such as acne), and hurting wisdom teeth are no fun. I hope we can both get help for our teeth soon!

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