A Day in the Life {Link-Up}

Community has been huge for me lately & the blogging world has provided me with such fun relationships with people I would have otherwise never have met! I am always showing my husband pictures from your instagrams and he asks who you are…usually I just rattle off your name like he knows you like I do. I generally get the “oh do you really know them” remark…And that’s followed with an “Of course, I DO!! ha!

When I first read about the link-up Rachel & Brittany were hosting, I was totally on board! I love getting to know the real person behind the blog and Instagram pictures. It’s so easy to post the perfectly staged desk, amazing dinner, or freshly cleaned house…but let’s be real…how often is that really the case? (Myself included!) Some weeks it does happen but, other’s not so much. Getting to know the real person behind the blog is exactly what this community is all about!

Rachel Rewritten

My morning routines can sometimes be a blur. I work from home so setting my schedule takes self-discipline…something that comes easier somedays that others. It’s so easy to get caught up with all the tasks I need to get done – run here, visit this customer, drop off that, make sure there’s food in the pantry… you understand. It is something that is just typical of life, but sometimes it can be overwhelming. Ideally, my days would start here – with Jesus & Coffee.

This summer I am joining Naptime Diaries on the Abide journey and I am loving it so far! It’s a great tool for the summer since it’s a more of a weekly focus that you can work on at your own pace. So refreshing! 

Lately, I have also been preparing for my trip to China. I will be there this time NEXT month….crazy!! I am SO pumped to be leading a group of youth on a trip to China. We will be doing various culture activities as well as working with an english camp.

Part of my morning routine is also to make sure this guy is fed & happy. Axle is our one year old English Bulldog who doesn’t realize he is infact a dog! He can be such a stinker but I love him so!

If any of you have been here long, you know my job is in agriculture. I work with farmers to market their crops. I’ve worked with corn, soybeans, & wheat, but for the time being I am just buying corn to  make ethanol. There’s a ton of stuff that goes into it, but that’s basically it. I absolutely love getting out each day and meeting my customers on their farms. Everyday brings something new & I am so thankful I get to experience that!

To say there is consistency in my evenings would be laughable. With Spring & Summer here, we’ve had something every night! Blame it on the awful winter, but there’s seriously something all the time. Monday Luke plays softball, Tuesdays we have small group, Wednesday are church, & by Thursday and Friday we are about ready to collapse. We also aren’t unpacked from our move from an apartment to a house so I feel like everyday I am constantly unpacking & putting things away.

Despite the busy schedule we have been making time for our evening workouts with friends. It’s sometimes difficult to squeeze them in, but what’s more important than our health?! Working out is FAR from a passion of mine – honestly enjoyable wouldn’t even apply – but I know that it’s important to take care of my body.

first, let me take a selfie….

It honestly doesn’t seem that exciting, but I love this little life! I have been blessed with so much & the fact that I can say I come home to a beautiful home filled with everything I need – including a husband who loves me – I am one lucky girl! Everyday isn’t easy, it’s not always like the pictures you see on IG, but this pretty much sums up my everyday.

Thanks for stopping by & I would love to know more about the real you too!

Frankly my dear…it’s just a day in the life of me!

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  1. Brittany Rasmussen
    June 19, 2014 / 1:34 pm

    Hey girl! Thanks for linking up. Its funny, none of us think our days are that exciting but I LOVE reading all of them. I love learning more about what people do for work, and your job sounds super interesting and FUN to get to get out in the field to meet your customers! I am like you-working out is NOT my passion but I do it to stay healthy, physically and mentally and try to not hate it the whole time! 😉

  2. Rachel
    June 19, 2014 / 2:15 pm

    SO glad you linked up today!!! You're so right…a normal day is totally not exciting. But that's what I love seeing…the realness. I should've shown a picture of the laundry in a huge pile on my couch before I folded it, because lets be real, it sat that way for a day or two. I had no idea that's what you do for a living…my dad is the head of a bank/loan office for farmers in Mississippi so crops are a big part of our life, too. I love your workout selfies…how fun. I need to find people to go with me so I can be held accountable!

  3. Kaitlin Rose
    June 19, 2014 / 2:19 pm

    I really love going to farms. I wish I could job shadow you for a day! And I HATE working out. So much. But I'm trying to do it more consistently!

  4. Amanda Crute
    June 19, 2014 / 2:30 pm

    your workout picture made me laugh! 🙂

  5. Mississippi Mrs.
    June 19, 2014 / 2:45 pm

    Love this. I had no idea what your job was, but that sounds great. Farmland is a beautiful example of God's work!

  6. Court @ Sweet Home Alabamian
    June 19, 2014 / 3:50 pm

    Working hard gf!! And what a cool job you have! I am glad you like it so much. PS, Axie is adorbs.

  7. Cassandra Duncan
    June 19, 2014 / 4:36 pm

    Love your blog, girl! I can't wait for you to write a guest post for mine! I would love to do a link-up sometime, but I'm still just getting my blog started up! southernbelleramblings.blogspot.com

  8. Sarah Farris
    June 19, 2014 / 4:48 pm

    I love the workout selfie! Unpacking is hard, but it'll be so nice when your house feels like a home! It was great to read about the day of someone who works from home. I imagine the discipline it takes is immense.

  9. Kelly V.
    June 19, 2014 / 5:54 pm

    I love that y'all have workout couple buddies 🙂 makes it way more fun either friends! Oh, and if our boxes aren't unpacked by the end of the first week we're in a new place I go crazy and just put those boxes in the attic until the next move – good luck!

  10. MakeMeUpMia
    June 19, 2014 / 6:17 pm

    I love reading these. I always say the same about my life, it's nothing exciting but I wouldn't change it for the world 🙂

  11. Taylor Rae
    June 19, 2014 / 7:38 pm

    Love your dog so much!! I have a serious soft spot for bulldogs. Love love love ABIDE. It's so what I needed!!

  12. Elise @ Cheers Yall
    June 19, 2014 / 9:51 pm

    Love this, girlie. Love you! And you nailed it with the perfect pup pic. xx

  13. Nina @ Flowers in my Hair
    June 19, 2014 / 10:47 pm

    I didn't know so much about you!!! xo

  14. LoveLe Blog
    June 19, 2014 / 11:22 pm

    love your pup soo cute!!! so happy I did think linked up!

  15. Rachel (Wit and Wanderings)
    June 20, 2014 / 12:44 am

    Your trip to China sounds so exciting! Best wishes for a safe and exciting trip!

  16. Carrington {Momma Fussell}
    June 20, 2014 / 1:13 pm

    Is it ridiculous that 'A Day in the Life' posts are some of my favorites?! It's so neat to see what people's days are like! http://www.lincsmomma.blogspot.com

  17. Lacey Jones
    June 20, 2014 / 1:42 pm

    Your life seems so fun! It is also so cool that you work in agriculture 🙂

  18. Sarah Marchant
    June 20, 2014 / 2:06 pm

    Your day looks absolutely lovely. 🙂

  19. Lauren
    June 20, 2014 / 2:51 pm

    New follower! Love your day in the life post!

  20. LessyAngel
    June 20, 2014 / 5:59 pm

    I appreciate the honesty in this post!! Your life seems fun – a little bit of everything makes the day go by that much better =)

  21. Danielle B
    June 21, 2014 / 4:50 pm

    I love your post, your life seem fun yet relaxing. I wish i had a passion for fitness… I dread it! lol

  22. Paige Gunter
    June 27, 2014 / 9:23 pm

    Hi Jenni! I just came across your blog. I love it! The name is great, too. It sounds like you have a very interesting career! My husband and I don't have much of an exciting life either, but we love it, too!