MT takes TN

MT takes TN

Hey love,

If you follow my personal social media accounts (sydneybogden) you saw that I was in Nashville, Tennessee last week. I (and other interior designers and architects) was invited on a trip to go and tour the Crossville Tile Plant and get to see how their tile is made from start to finish. It was a jam-packed couple of days and I am excited to tell you all about it. Keep Reading!

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Moving is Hard. Leaving is Harder.

Hey love,

As you know by the title of this post, I am moving! I bought a condo back in March and I am finally moving in this weekend. And as excited as I am about moving in and having my own space to do with what I want, I am also pretty sad to be moving out. These past few weeks I have been slowly packing my room and the more I pack, the more I pack the weirder it gets to be packing. There are things I will miss about living and home, as well as things that I won’t so to keep this light hearted and to stop myself from crying (just kidding, it’s to late, I’m a mess) I am going to make a list of the thing I will and won’t miss.

Won’t Miss

  1. Arguing with Darby in the bathroom every morning because we both have way to much crap and not enough bathroom.
  2. Having to wait for Ryan to get out of the shower because he takes the worlds LONGEST showers.
  3. My dad telling me to clean my room when there is simply one shirt on the floor.
  4. My parents waking my up on the weekends by their morning chats before my dad goes out to work in the morning.
  5. Having to get my dad a soda, or his glasses, or phone out of his office because he is in the living room, even though I am also in the living room and perfectly comfortable on the sofa
  6. My dad saying “while you’re up can you get me *fill in the blank*” even though I am not up but now have to get up to get him *fill in the blank.*
  7. Opening the fridge to see 3 ketchup bottles and no milk. Oreo’s and ketchup do not go well together.

Will Miss

  1. Being all cozy in my bed at night and yelling at my mom asking her to bring me water, and she does it because she is the best mom in the world. And I know there is no way Darby will walk up two flights of stairs to bring me water.
  2. Playing basketball most nights out on our court, even if I do suck, it is still fun.
  3. My dad killing ALL the spiders in my room because they are gross and I hate them and he kills them and now I have to kill them myself and that really sucks.
  4. My mom not only always getting me what I need but also always being there for me.
  5. Playing fetch with Jerry every morning before work and playing with Ben before I leave for the day.
  6. Talking with Ryan about different TV shows we are watching
  7. Our sofa. It’s the most comfortable sofa and is perfect for Sunday afternoon naps. If my new sofa is not as cozy I am going to be very sad.
  8. The sound of cow’s mooing. There is something soothing about it. Except when they moo for no good reason and for hours on end. Then it’s just annoying.
  9. Making my mom and dad watch scary movies and making my mom scared for the rest of the night.
  10. The endless football documentaries I have watched with my dad, I couldn’t tell you what they were about but I enjoyed watching them.
  11. Teasing Ryan about.. well a lot of things but it’s all in good fun.
  12. Pepay my cat. Even though I am allergic to her I will miss cuddling with her and then sneezing the rest of the day.
  13. Hearing the funny conversations my dad has with himself, and the random sounds he makes, and catching him being all cute with the kittens that he “hates.”

I could add so much more to this list but not only am I a wreck at this point but I also need to finish packing. I will be sharing photos of my condo soon so stay on the look out for that!

Thank you for reading.

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Growing in Patience

Growing in Patience

Hey love,

I wanted to share with you something that God has been laying on my heart.

Lately I feel like God has been walking me through a season of growing in patience within myself, with others and learning to be more patient with things in life I can’t control. It has been difficult at times and it seems like the more I have been aware to be patient the more impatience in people I have seen.

This past week while driving to and from work, running errands and simply driving around in town I have noticed one thing about many of the other people on the road. Impatience. On multiple occasions this past week I have been cut off in unnecessary places and honked at for unreasonable reasons.

In Great Falls there is an exit that takes you off of 10th ave N and into Market Place (a shopping center in Great Falls). Now just before this exit is a light and to keep things simple if you are in the right lane the odds are you are planning to take the Market Place exit and if you are in the left lane you are most likely leaving town.

Multiple times this week I would be in the right lane, planning to go to Market Place, and as the light turned green and I get through the intersection I would get cut off by someone who was in the left lane. This just baffles and frustrates me because I just don’t understand why people can’t wait in the lane that leads to where they need to go, instead of cutting multiple people off because they couldn’t wait an extra minute to get to the Market Place area. Does anyone else feel the same way? This is one of my biggest pet peeves so when it happened to me 3 times in one week I started to get even more annoyed.

And then yesterday while driving in town I get stopped at two stop lights and the second and I mean THE SECOND the light turned green I got honked at for still being stopped. My sister was with me at both times so she knows and can account for the fact that the light had just turned green and I hadn’t had anytime to start to drive before I got honked at. I just couldn’t believe it.

And these reasons are why I became motivated to write this post. I think it would do use all some good to become more patient. Just wait in the proper lane to take the appropriate exit, give people 2 seconds to start up at a green light, and just be aware of the fact that there are other human beings that are being affected by your actions. Wait in your lane for an extra minute isn’t going to make you late to anything and if it does then you should leave sooner. And waiting 2 seconds at a green light really won’t make you late for anything.

And through this I have learned to become more patient as well as I know I can’t control what happens to me but I can control how I let it affect me. Learning to take a deep breathe when I get cut off instead of becoming frustrated is something I am working towards doing to become more patient. And this applies to any situation where I get annoyed with something I can’t control.

If this post is simply me just venting then so be it, but if you agree with this or are feeling convicted yourself then lets take this opportunity to learn to become more patient with one another. You don’t know when your time on this earth is going to end so why rush through it? Take that extra minuet to jam out to your favorite song, be kind to others and I promise you, you will have a better day and outlook on life.

Romans 12:12

Let your hope keep you joyful, be patient in your troubles, and pray at all times.

Thank you for reading.

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