Letter #571: I Love Rehabs

Dear learning,

There are a few things in life I strive to obtain. One of them is to always be a learner. There are so many things I’d love to have even a basic understanding. The only way to ever even remotely learn is to be willing to sit beneath people who are experienced and learn from them. Every facet of life is set up this way. Children learn from parents, players from coaches, entry-level employees from people who’ve been around for a while.

If you look closely, life is filled with avenues to learn from others. However, we live in an era where we don’t want to be told what to do, long to be our own boss and operate out of pride rather than humility. I long to be the opposite of this. I’m clueless in many areas and long to glean as much wisdom and as many skills and tips as I can in life.

Sunday I capitalized on my quest to learn and assisted in a kitchen backsplash tiling project. I grew up helping Papa Roth with things, but I’ve never tiled before. What a great skill to have”…what if I want to renovate my house one day??

No bigs, just cutting some tile. Don’t mind my awkward leg straddling!

A few years ago my friend, Jennifer, who happens to also be from Lawton and a fellow Kanakuk director, started doing projects to update and renovate her home. Slowly, her and her husband discovered something they both enjoyed and were good at. They’ve done a complete facelift on their own home and have even flipped a house or two to sell. One of the many things I love about Jennifer is that as she’s gaining skills for herself, she loves to teach others. One of her favorite things to do is go into friends’ homes and help them with projects. This is where the backsplash comes in”…she taught Beth and I how to tile as we renovated Beth’s kitchen!

Are you kidding me?!? I helped achieve this!!!

After realizing the life and passion doing these types of projects gave her, Jennifer started a blog to share her DIY tips and tricks with everyone else. I Love Rehabs is filled with unbelievable ideas: space-saving Christmas trees to tutorials on all sorts of projects to wedding decorations. You name it, she’s probably done it. The best thing about you finding out about her blog now”…FREE STUFF. Everyday from now until Christmas, she’s giving away something free. Some are accessible to every viewer while others only one lucky reader will win. I have the inside scoop of what some of the prizes are, and trust me when I say you’ll want to come back each day”…and today’s is solid!!

Seriously, Jennifer is one of the most talented people I know. She is able to put new life into things everyone else sees as junk. The thing I love about her most is she doesn’t just do this with home renovations and old furniture. She sees the good in people, comes alongside, invests and pulls the good out. She lives her life with vision and inspires and challenges those around her to be better. She is incredibly well rounded, a vault of knowledge who contributes vast amounts of information to every conversation. Over the years, she has become a dear friend, but also a person in life I willingly look to, learn from and laugh with. Trust me when I tell you to check out her blog. You will not be disappointed.

Longing to always be a learner,

Huge fan of @iloverehabs

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I'm Lindsay. I write letters at least one a day to be exact. I love words of affirmation, the OKC Thunder, Oklahoma State, tempos with v-necks, ice water, garage sales, budgeting and Blue Bell. Processing life and quality conversation make me tick. I'm simple yet complex all at the same time. My family and friends mean more to me than the world, but my identity lies in Christ.

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