Sounds so grown up?
It’s like I turned 25, thinking how far away from 30 it is, then I blinked (note to self, no more blinking) & I’m 26! Which now just seems so close to 30!
Cue the quarter life crisis…
This weekend I am turning 26.
Gone is the feeling of being that 17 year old girl, running in circles around her own insecurities, not trusting in her own heart’s strength, listening to Chris Brown & dreaming of the day I reach my goals to become a famous dancer travelling all around the world…
My ‘goals’ didn’t happen… But is that a bad thing?
Because my plans aren’t always going to end up becoming my path. And I’m okay with that.
And now that I am where I am in my life, I wouldn’t want it any other way.
For someone with my personality, it takes a long time & a lot of wrestling to let my mind rest & not chase the next big adventure or goal – to trust that life is coming, it flows without my extensive goals chart, to stop & let myself be content… be present.
And now? I am!
I have the most amazing life.
For one, I know my Saviour. (Boom)
Two…. I have clean water to drink & food to eat.
I believe every human being has a right to food & water, so be thankful if you have it & help others get it if you have any means to.
I have a roof over my head.
I have an outrageously beautiful marriage with the love of my life.
I have the most gorgeous, kind hearted daughter.
A family who loves me.
Friends who I know will be forever.
I have a church I belong in.
I know my passions & I’m working towards achieving my dreams.
Life is good.
Does that mean it’s easy?
But the hard parts of life do not negate the good parts
So the year of being twenty six, what will it hold?
I don’t know! And for the first time in my life, I LOVE that I have no idea.
I’m excited for new opportunities, dreams being found, passions igniting again & love growing deeper.
Reading my yearly Psalm in tears (of joy) today & wanted to share it with you… – 26:2-3 (MSG)
‘Examine me, God, from head to foot,
order your battery of tests.
Make sure I’m fit
inside & out’
‘So I never lose
sight of your love,
But keep in step with you,
never missing a beat.’
The first verse = my 25th year of life in a nutshell.
The second verse = my hope & prayer for the rest of my days.
So for this Saturday the 11th of February 2017, we’ve delved into a little self reflection, I’ve given you a sneaky little look into this crazy mind of mine & after 26 years, I’ve finally learnt how to spell February!
But thanks for joining me for the ride.
Here’s to another year!
And here is to 26!!