Good Morning.
I hope all of you had delightful night’s rest and are having a splendid summer so far.
So, if you have not heard, I now live on a recreational vehicle named Reggie Valentine.  Throughout the summer I will be traveling the country passionately telling the story of the Got Your Back Movement, all while living and working with my tour life family, whom I love and care for dearly.
We have been on the road for a little more than three weeks, and the word “adventure” does not even begin to describe my experience thus far.  Each day I am growing, learning and discovering things that I would have never uncovered if I had not been blessed with this opportunity.
For instance, I now know that port-o-potties are not as daunting as they may smell, laundromats make great offices, if you locate a water pump you have no need to take a legit shower for a minimum of four days and spiders are not that scary once they have been exterminated properly.  All good things to know, of course.
But seriously, as far as growth is concerned, I feel as though this summer I am finally coming into my own and really discovering who “Elyse” is, what I want to become and where I want to invest my life.  It’s quite terrifying figuring out who you are, and at times it is terribly difficult to process, but despite all of this it has brought me so much joy.  
Because Lord knows journeys do not exist to be simple.  If they were, we would not be blessed with the chance to appreciate the struggle and then rejoice when the struggle has been overcome.  It might take longer than we hope for, but being patient and seeing how God works throughout the journey will be beautiful to see.

Good Morning.

I hope all of you had delightful night’s rest and are having a splendid summer so far.

So, if you have not heard, I now live on a recreational vehicle named Reggie Valentine.  Throughout the summer I will be traveling the country passionately telling the story of the Got Your Back Movement, all while living and working with my tour life family, whom I love and care for dearly.

We have been on the road for a little more than three weeks, and the word “adventure” does not even begin to describe my experience thus far.  Each day I am growing, learning and discovering things that I would have never uncovered if I had not been blessed with this opportunity.

For instance, I now know that port-o-potties are not as daunting as they may smell, laundromats make great offices, if you locate a water pump you have no need to take a legit shower for a minimum of four days and spiders are not that scary once they have been exterminated properly.  All good things to know, of course.

But seriously, as far as growth is concerned, I feel as though this summer I am finally coming into my own and really discovering who “Elyse” is, what I want to become and where I want to invest my life.  It’s quite terrifying figuring out who you are, and at times it is terribly difficult to process, but despite all of this it has brought me so much joy. 

Because Lord knows journeys do not exist to be simple.  If they were, we would not be blessed with the chance to appreciate the struggle and then rejoice when the struggle has been overcome.  It might take longer than we hope for, but being patient and seeing how God works throughout the journey will be beautiful to see.

Good Morning.
I hope all of you had delightful night’s rest and are having a splendid summer so far.
So, if you have not heard, I now live on a recreational vehicle named Reggie Valentine.  Throughout the summer I will be traveling the country passionately telling the story of the Got Your Back Movement, all while living and working with my tour life family, whom I love and care for dearly.
We have been on the road for a little more than three weeks, and the word “adventure” does not even begin to describe my experience thus far.  Each day I am growing, learning and discovering things that I would have never uncovered if I had not been blessed with this opportunity.
For instance, I now know that port-o-potties are not as daunting as they may smell, laundromats make great offices, if you locate a water pump you have no need to take a legit shower for a minimum of four days and spiders are not that scary once they have been exterminated properly.  All good things to know, of course.
But seriously, as far as growth is concerned, I feel as though this summer I am finally coming into my own and really discovering who “Elyse” is, what I want to become and where I want to invest my life.  It’s quite terrifying figuring out who you are, and at times it is terribly difficult to process, but despite all of this it has brought me so much joy.  
Because Lord knows journeys do not exist to be simple.  If they were, we would not be blessed with the chance to appreciate the struggle and then rejoice when the struggle has been overcome.  It might take longer than we hope for, but being patient and seeing how God works throughout the journey will be beautiful to see.

Good Morning.

I hope all of you had delightful night’s rest and are having a splendid summer so far.

So, if you have not heard, I now live on a recreational vehicle named Reggie Valentine.  Throughout the summer I will be traveling the country passionately telling the story of the Got Your Back Movement, all while living and working with my tour life family, whom I love and care for dearly.

We have been on the road for a little more than three weeks, and the word “adventure” does not even begin to describe my experience thus far.  Each day I am growing, learning and discovering things that I would have never uncovered if I had not been blessed with this opportunity.

For instance, I now know that port-o-potties are not as daunting as they may smell, laundromats make great offices, if you locate a water pump you have no need to take a legit shower for a minimum of four days and spiders are not that scary once they have been exterminated properly.  All good things to know, of course.

But seriously, as far as growth is concerned, I feel as though this summer I am finally coming into my own and really discovering who “Elyse” is, what I want to become and where I want to invest my life.  It’s quite terrifying figuring out who you are, and at times it is terribly difficult to process, but despite all of this it has brought me so much joy. 

Because Lord knows journeys do not exist to be simple.  If they were, we would not be blessed with the chance to appreciate the struggle and then rejoice when the struggle has been overcome.  It might take longer than we hope for, but being patient and seeing how God works throughout the journey will be beautiful to see.

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Notes:

  1. therachelryan said: As someone who is living with you in Reggie, the transformation of “Elyse” aka Lisa is lovely. You inspire me on a daily basis and I thank you for this.
  2. thejoyfuljourney posted this

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I love God, and I love people.
I work terribly hard, and I am passionate about quite a few things.
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