A Day at a Time

January 25, 2017

Good golly it is snowy out here in Utah!  I am DYING.  Seriously Utah… warm up!  We have been getting dumped on this year.  Some people are loving it and I am over here like… where’s the green grass and the 60 degree February I was hoping for?!  At this point I’d just be happy if we were in the 30’s and 40’s in February!  I guess this is what I get for loving the previous warm November’s and December’s.

Me when it starts to snow…. AGAIN.

In other news… we are waiting to hear back from Brandon’s PhD applications!  Hopefully we’ll know in a couple of weeks what the plan is for him.  He’s worked really hard and really wants to spend the rest of his life researching away in a lab!  So science-y of him, but I am really excited for him to go get his dreams.  Prayers & good thoughts/vibes are much appreciated!

As for me, I’m trying to survive grad school and life currently.  Our schedule, as mentioned in my previous post, is the craziest it has been in a long time.  My motto/goal for this year and season of my life is just taking it one day and one activity at a time.  Earlier in the year I was getting so frustrated with the big picture of all the stuff we were trying to accomplish.  I didn’t feel like I could do it and felt like I was constantly just drowning in work/things to do.  But, using this day at a time business has been fantastic.  I got the idea from one of my favorite talks which you can read here.  I still have a lot to do, but I’m a lot happier than I was a few months ago, despite the lack of sunshine.

In order to stay sane I’ve also had to readjust some of the expectations I have for myself.  I can’t be everything at once.  I have my priorities and I have to adjust my daily tasks/priorities as such.  You know, things like eating, sleeping are critical to my keeping my wits about me during the day and unfortunately running has had to take a back burner.

Overall though, things are going well.  I mean I’d LOVE to have some sun, but we are loving our happy little lives.  Stay warm out there!


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  • Reply Pearl T. Davies January 26, 2017 at 2:49 pm

    Dearest Brooke,
    I never did get to talk to you before when I was playing “phone tag” with you. As I write this, it may be futile, and won’t “send”, but I am taking a chance it will.

    I DO understand your concerns and frustrations, when you have so much on your plate, and obstacles jump up and mess up plans and dreams. We are all concerned for Brandon, and do pray for him, and for you! You are such a sweet pair, and deserve a break, and have things go right.

    Taking it one day at a time, is what I have been told for years and years. With such a large family and all the responsibilities I had with them, I allowed myself to become totally overwhelmed. I was constantly being told to “take it a day at a time.” I still haven’t learned my lesson, even at my old age. I had a total meltdown this morning, over just this type of situation.

    But, this is not about me~~it’s my love, caring, and prayers in your behalf as you try to keep up with all you do. I am concerned about your health, but have no way of knowing how you REALLY are, unless I could have the privilege of talking with you “one on one”.

    The winter has NOT helped one bit! It’s so easy to become depressed over it~~just ask me! But this weather is such a challenge to someone like you, who loves the outdoors, and being active.

    Please remember, that you are loved, and I care about what is going on in your life.

    Please take care of yourself~~emotionally and physically!

    With much love,
    Grandma D.

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