Blog-tember // 1: Introduce yourself
Last September was a crazy-busy month for me. I moved all my belongings to Texas, had several wedding showers, and then high-tailed it back to Oregon for last-minute prep before our October wedding. Throughout the month, I was determined to join the fun of Bailey Jean's annual Blog-
Challenge and managed to post twelve times in September. It was a great way to meet bloggers through the link-up while also a fun way to get creative with my posts due to Bailey's fun daily blogging prompts. tember
is basically a daily link-up party in September at Love Bailey Jean with daily prompts. I doubt I can post something tember but I am hoping this will get me out of the summer blogging funk and re-energize me to write on the blog. everyday
Today's challenge: Introduce
My name is Elena.
I am a lot of things (wife, daughter, sister, pediatric nurse practitioner, etc) but even more important is that I am saved, redeemed, forgiven, and loved by an Everlasting Father God and His Son Jesus. Anything good in me is because of God at work in me. I am a mess and yet His love is deep enough to deal with it all. I love studying the Bible and finding new ways to engage in the truth in it. Some resources that have helped include: She Reads Truth Bible studies & online community, reading & applying what I learned from the book Women of the Word by Jen Wilkin, practicing
lectio hich is a prayerful meditation of Scripture. w divina
I am a newlywed and our one-year anniversary is next month! My husband is my best friend and beloved. He is more than I ever dreamed or prayed for. Marriage has been a beautiful mess. I am learning
a lot about how to love Greg and t has been graciously forgiving me time and time again the times I fail. (HERE for wedding posts, HERE for proposal story and HERE for lessons I learned the first 6 months of marriage). he
I was born in Romania, immigrated to the USA when I was 3 and grew up in Oregon. I lived in Seattle for a few years during grad school, then back down near Portland for a few years to work as a PNP until moving down to Texas last year when I got married. I have a large family: 6 brothers and two sisters (plus nephews and niece, and in-laws).
I am a pediatric nurse practitioner and a pediatric registered nurse. I enjoy what I do but it can be very stressful at times, so I have been learning over the years to give myself grace, not to expect perfection from myself, and to stop comparing myself to other co-workers and how fast/efficient/better they are than me (I am a work in progress).
I am a big reader & hoping to read 75 books in 2016. I am currently at 69 books, so I may bump that goal up to 85!(Find me on
!). Read my monthly reviews HERE. And here are a few favorites from this year: goodreads
I also love exploring, whether my own city or far beyond. Favorite trips include Paris, London, Nice, NYC, Oregon coast, Yellowstone, Hawaii, and all the Texas exploring my husband and I did while dating long-distance.
I have struggled with anxiety for many years and have learned a lot through it. HERE is my anxiety story thus far and HERE are strategies I have found to help in my battle against anxiety.
That's a little about me! I am excited to meet more bloggers through this challenge!