Wednesday, April 27, 2016

to grow // to change

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

I'm sitting in the student center studying for my last final of my junior year of college.

Life is so especially crazy as of lately but I can't help but be thankful for every twist and turn. Throughout this semester I have learned a lot about growing and changing. Coming back to school this semester was difficult after doing the Fall Semester at home. I was coming back into a place where peoples lives kept moving while mine slowed down a little. There was a ton of new people i had never met, and oddly enough it felt like freshman year all over again (and who really wants to relive freshman year? probably no one..). 

This semester ended up being a lot more difficult than I had thought it would be in more ways than one. I was challenged in ministry in a whole new way, and I was given opportunities to do things that would stretch me and grow me in the aspect.
Along with that, I made some new friends. They always say you make lifelong friends in college and I fully believe that. I'm starting to realize more and more how important it is to have friends who are in the same stage of life as you. It sounds a little silly to say, but you need people to go through life with. And although it can be beneficial to have people who have "been there, done that", it really helps to have people to walk with through it all. 

I know I haven't posted a lot, and when I do it always seems to have the same theme. Growth and change. I think that's the theme in my life right now. A much needed season of growth and change.
Thanks for listening.

Friday, April 1, 2016


Friday, April 1, 2016

April is the start of all things new and lovely. The flowers start to bloom, the breeze gets warm, the sun shines a little bit more and everyone just seems to be a bit happier. 
As much as I hate change, I love new things. I like the turning of chapters. I like the step towards something new and not yet adventured. Being a 20-something makes new things all the more exciting. 
I feel that I've been living in a season of constant change, and as anxious as I am for things to calm down a bit, I am having so much fun watching all the new things in my life unfold. It's hard to walk away from people you love, and situations that left you broken.. but when there is the hope of something new and better ahead, the journey is so much more exciting. I've been learning a lot in this season of my life, and I wanted to share those things with you today.

I may not particularly like this season that I am in right now, but I do know that there is something great coming up. I have hope in what is to come. I'm enjoying the journey. I don't want to miss the changes that are going on in my life because I'm stuck holding on to things of the past. It's something I need to remind myself everyday. To leave what's passed in the past.

What are some things that you're learning in whatever season of life you are in right now?

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