Thursday, July 2, 2015

The Start of Something New...

Hi friends!
I suppose since this is my first entry I should probably introduce myself: my name is Bethany Roisland and I've been married to my wonderful husband Chris for almost a year. The past four years I have spent teaching history at both the high school and middle school levels, but for now I'm enjoying my summer break and supporting Chris as he makes his way through Physican Assistant school.  Some of my favorite things (if you couldn't guess it from the title) are fresh cut daisies, Dr. Pepper, swimming, scrapbooking, traveling, photography and reading Jane Austen novels with a hot cup of coffee or tea. I am a true believer in Jesus Christ and can't thank him enough for his unconditional love. We just moved to Tazewell, TN (near where Chris' school is) and I've fallen in love (again) with the beautiful Appalachian Mountains. They are simply breathtaking...

I guess I decided to begin this blog to toss out some scrapbooking ideas, to write down my thoughts, but to also simply use it as a way to keep myself busy! Since my school year is now over, I've somewhat struggled with what I am supposed to do next. I know that God has a wonderful plan for my life and that he will bring the right job to me, but I often struggle with the patience part of life. I'm such a planner who wants everything to line up 10 steps ahead of where I actually am, and I find God constantly reminding me to simply trust him with everything. For now I've been enjoying having a summer off, scrapbooking like a maniac and exploring our new area of the world.

I know I'm by no means a professional writer but I love writing and journaling my thoughts. When thinking about beginning this blog the words from You've Got Mail (one of my favorite movies) instantly played in my head...

 "Sometimes I wonder about my life. I lead a small life - well, valuable, but small - and sometimes I wonder, do I do it because I like it, or because I haven't been brave? So much of what I see reminds me of something I read in a book, when shouldn't it be the other way around? I don't really want an answer. I just want to send this cosmic question out into the void. So good night, dear void."--Kathleen Kelly from You've Got Mail

So here we go...sending this blog out into the void...Goodnight dear void!

--Bethany


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