Day 2991 – Even Though I’ve Changed, I’m Still The Same

As I sat in front of my computer this morning, again wondering what on earth am I going to write about, I re-read a post from three years ago. It’s funny that my words from three years ago can encourage me today to solider on with blogging. In some ways, it’s crazy I’ve been blogging for 6+ years, every, flippin’ day. It’s also funny that I still struggle with ideas of things to post about. But isn’t that also what marriage is like? Every day is a decision to show up, to contribute, again and again and again. Remembering this is what I signed up for. I did make this commitment. While blogging every day is much less serious than my marriage vows, it has become a definite part of my day. Even when I feel terrible, when it’s an awful day, when I don’t want to, I still do.

I have been enjoying my On This Day feed the past few weeks, because it’s like reading a book and knowing the ending. Three years ago Jennilyn didn’t know that sobriety was right around the corner, but 2017 Jennilyn does. She can see the posts about drinking, remembering embarrassing things (that I didn’t put on Facebook), and from the future, cheer on her past self. I can’t believe I will hit 3 years of sobriety in only 11 days. In some ways, it feels like so much longer. So very much longer.

Can you look back on your 2014 self and cheer them on? Have you grown much in the last three years?

Three years ago Bret and Jen made all the faces too! I hope that never changes about us. 🙂

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About 365 days of marriage

I started this blog in April of 2011. At the time, Bret and I were wedding photographers and it was a way to share how marriage is more about the day to day and so much more than the wedding day itself. For about 5 years, I blogged about the joys and sorrows of the Christian walk, marriage, work, family and friends. I’ve blogged every day since a few weeks after I started. In May of 2015, we photographed our last wedding. Now, I have become passionate about simplicity, particularly in marriage, Christianity, business, travel and life. For a number of reasons, we have become minimalists. I’ve found that having simplicity makes life so much deeper, refreshing and joyful. I hope that this blog will help others see the benefits of living simply.

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