One of the greatest regrets of my almost 31 years of life are the many, many times I wished away the season I was in. I would live for the next great experience or relationship, always thinking the best was yet to come.
I was never at peace with where God had me.
More often than not, I struggled to be content in the present moment.
But what if the best was in the present moment?
What if the best was loving your actual life (imperfections and all) right in the here and now?
I am slowly learning to love my actual life, right where it has me.
The one I am living right here and now. Today.
Life right now is a mixture of uncertainty, fear, excitement, and hope. But I know this current season I am in is preparing me and growing me for where life will take me.
I am starting to make a new life for myself, getting to know myself in ways I should have done 10 or 12 years ago. #hellotherapy
I am making new friendships and have some exciting opportunities coming my way.
I have some fun travel opportunities over the summer months like Poland and Nova Scotia for a conference with the church staff at work.
I am being more adventurous and taking risks, even it is something silly like getting my hair cut short or joining a running club or going out to eat at a nice restaurant by myself.
I am learning to be content in life even when life feels messy, scary, or uncertain.
Life will never be perfect. There will always be highs and lows but no matter what, it is possible to be content with your current season.
It is all a gift, even the stuff I wish sometimes I could switch out. And the more I choose to see it as such, the more I notice the gifts of right where God has me right now.