I'd like to think that I’ve learned a lot in my 23 years of life. But if there is one thing I’ve learned for sure, it’s that change is inevitable. It is guaranteed that circumstances will change, feelings will change, and seasons in life will change- There’s no way to avoid it. The good news is.. It’s not necessarily a bad thing.
I’ve come to accept change and realize that it will happen, whether I’m ready for it or not. I think many of us like to live in the future (or maybe the past). It’s hard to live in the present, especially in today’s society. The business of today’s world makes it nearly impossible to slow down and smell the roses. I will be the first to admit that I am always looking to the next thing. I like to rush through the work week, with the weekend in mind (as if it’ll get me to the weekend faster). And I am really good at wishing for my next season in life, instead of enjoying the one I am in now. For example, as an (independent) little girl, I always wished I was old enough to wear make up, drive myself to school, and hang out with friends without chaperones. As a high schooler, I could not wait to graduate and move on to post-high school life. And most recently, being born and raised in California, I could not wait to move out of state and experience life somewhere else. It’s so easy for me to wish away the present, while I put most of my focus on the future. And there is absolutely nothing wrong with planning or having dreams for your future. The thing is, this instinctive habit causes us to miss out on our current season, and what fun is that?! God wants us to enjoy our current season and focus on the present. Each season will come, but maybe not in our timing. Here are a few things that came to mind when I thought about writing this post..