You may notice something new and fresh about mason jar moments today. Yes, today’s the day that the wrinkles are smoothed away a bit and the blog’s getting a mini-face lift.
It felt like about that time to pull out the lovely blue mason jars from our wedding and create something special for the place that I get to document the little joys of life.
This morning, a friend and I were discussing how there is “a lot of life coming soon.” Isn’t that so true about so many seasons? With applying for medical residency programs with Chip, there are so many unknowns in the future. It’s a lot of life coming at us… 5 years of life, in fact.
There are so many great things, but big, ole’ scary things too. I want to know every step of the way. Instead, I’m just learning about a lot of patience, trust and being where my feet are.
However, throughout every season, one thing has always remained constant: my desire to create. From plaster painting as a little to pursuing photography now, creativity in my life is like honey to my hot tea. A necessity. It gives me the chance to preserve a season of life for myself and others in a way I couldn’t otherwise. Each creative endeavor reminds me of a specific time, place or event.
And that’s what I love about mason jars. In their most common form, they’re intended to preserve. The definition of which is: to maintain something in its original or existing state.
I want to preserve this season of life. Preserve it for the next season… so that I can always look back to where I’ve been and keep it on a shelf for a rainy day or for some perspective. And ultimately, I want to preserve the joys of this season because come this time next year, I’ll have a whole new set of adventures to pursue in an entirely new city… and I want to do that joyfully too.
So today, I’m remembering this:
There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under the heavens.
Thankful for that truth today and always. Here’s to a new season of preserving life’s little joys with you. Thanks for sticking around!