06 June 2016

Loving My Actual Life (right now)

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.

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  1. Patty, I am so glad that you are making a new life for yourself and are trying to really live in the present moment!!! Living fully in whatever moment God gives us is so important, and so amazing-because He can surprise us with many incredible things! I'm also pretty stoked for you to travel to Poland. I love Poland!!! Such a blessed place (with really good food). I've never been to Novia Scotia, but I've always wanted to travel there at some point, because it sounds quite lovely.

  2. Thanks for always being an inspiration to me. Hope you have a wonderful summer!

  3. Thanks for always being an inspiration to me. Hope you have a wonderful summer!

  4. This is so good. It's absolutely what we should all be doing---not just going through the motions, waiting for the next exciting thing, but truly relishing each day. And your travel this summer sounds like it'll be full of adventure for sure!

  5. Girl. I always said I wanted to get a tattoo that says 20/20. God's vision is always 20/20 no matter where we are... but we are often wishing for something different. One of my regrets in life is not enjoying my 20s because I was so worried I wasn't going to find a spouse. I had a kick butt time in my 20s but missed most of it, longing for a life I wasn't living. Being thankful for my life NOW is so important.


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