My Typical Evening

My Typical Evening

We all have different things that we do in the evening that are relaxing, things that help us wind down after the day’s events, whatever they may have been. Often, it’s the time of day where we find solitude; a short while that we get all to to ourselves – and, sometimes, in the quiet company of others.

There’s a certain way in which we go about winding down at the end of the day, and everybody’s routine is different. This post is going to be what a typical evening looks like for me as of recently. Sit back, grab a cozy blanket, relax, and enjoy! ๐Ÿ’šโ˜•

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Write a blog post. I started this blog just over a week ago, and in that amount of time, I’ve gotten back into the joyful habit of writing blog posts! I’ve had several blogs in the past, and I loved getting to share my thoughts on them. This is the first blog in a long while that I’ve kept up with and enjoyed posting on. ๐Ÿ˜Š

Work on a puzzle. For Christmas, I got four beautiful Disney puzzles! I have thoroughly enjoyed working on them in the weeks since I got them. So far, I’ve completed one (special thanks to my mom; she helped a lot), and right now, we’re working on the Peter Pan puzzle. We have about half of it left to do:

Read a book. Most days, I prefer reading earlier in the day. However, I’ve been reading as much as I can of Forever With You by Robin Jones Gunn recently – are there any other Christy Miller fans out there? ๐Ÿ˜

Watch a movie or TV show. This is my favorite part of the evening! Some nights, I’ll watch an episode or two of Everybody Loves Raymond with my mom; other nights, I’ll cozy up in a blanket, sit on my bed, and watch an episode of Poirot by myself (I love portable DVD-players!).

Listen to music. I love listening to music throughout the entire day, and I’ve been happy to listen to Ed Sheeran’s new song, Castle on the Hill, any time of day! If you haven’t listened to it yet, you need to. Click here to watch the lyric video!

Watch YouTube videos. Recently, I haven’t been watching very much YouTube. If I’m using the app, it’s really only been to listen to music. However, if I am in the mood to watch a YouTuber, I’ll watch Emily (minimalist) or Amelia Liana (lifestyle vlogger)! Go check them out! ๐Ÿ’œ

Once my evening has come to an end (which is usually around 10:30 or 11 PM), I’ll get ready for bed (brush teeth, change clothes, boring stuff lol) then go to sleep. Hope you enjoyed! Thanks for reading, and have a good evening/night!

What is YOUR favorite thing to do in the evening?

— Maggie

The Reason Behind the Name

Read on to find out what inspired the name of my blog, ‘Dreaming of Guatemala’! โค

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From the moment I knew that I’d get to serve the Lord in Guatemala one day, I’ve been so happy. I don’t feel anxious – surprisingly, not in the least! I’m very joyful and excited.

But there really can be too much of a good thing.

The truth is, I don’t know how any of it will work out. That in itself has been occupying my mind. I’m not scared or antsy, but I still feel like I need to play a role in working everything out so that I’ll be able to go when the time comes.

And that’s not what I should be doing.

The Lord has my whole life planned out. I haven’t been called to work alongside Him in coordinating everything; that’s within His power to control, not mine. He hasย called me to do something else, though, and that is to trust in Him.

I’m tempted to run on ahead. I’m tempted to learn, to plan, to go. I’m tempted to go all out in my growing passion for the Guatemalan organization that has completely stolen my heart. I’d love to think about, talk about, and write blog posts about it all the time … but I realize now that I can’t.

When I was first entering this new chapter of my life, I figured I’d probably begin to feel overwhelmed if it occupied most, if not all, of my thoughts … and I was right.

During this time of waiting, I desire to wait on His timing and trust in His will. I have decided to let my faith rest in Him and Him alone. I’ll write more about the Lord as I feel inspired, but until then … buena suerte (good luck) on your own walk with Him; I pray that you are strengthened daily as you come to know Him more.
โค Thanks for reading! โ˜บ

— Maggie

A Short Introduction

This blog will be both an outlet for me to express what makes me joyful in life, as well as to keep track of my journey when it comes to Guate. I’m letting my faith rest in what the Lord has put on my heart, and I’ll be working toward that dream in the years to come. In learning more Spanish and praying over my future, I’m finding joy in this time of waiting. While my future is far from clear to me, I am friends with the One Who holds my future, and I have found complete peace in trusting Him with it all.

He’s the One holding all of my tomorrows.

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And so, without further ado, if you’re interested in following along on my journey (I promise I won’t blow up your feed too much), feel free to come with me by clicking the ‘follow’ button; it’s around here somewhere. ๐Ÿ™‚ ยกAdiรณs!

— Maggie