About That Backside of the Desert…

July 18, 2011

in Faith,Personal

Dry and boring.

It’s been a while since my last entry, and so much has happened.

Just when I thought turning 30 was going to be boring and borderline pathetic it turned out to be the best thing to happen to me. It’s as if 30 was a literal turning point in my life. After 12 months of being in the backside of the desert, I found myself in a place where….I was meant to be. I can’t really do the story justice. But, let’s just say there have been times in my life where I was absolutely positively sure this was where God meant and wanted me to be, and for the last year or so I hadn’t been feeling like I was in that Perfect Place. The ultimate frustration is when you know you’re not in the right place, but you don’t know how to get where you should be. So you wander around, hoping one day it will all make sense. Welp. I wandered long enough and now? Life is grand. Full. Overflowing.

A brief rundown of awesome things and lessons I’ve learned in the past few months:

  • Didn’t have a birthday party, but truly saw how great my friends really are.
  • I have more clients than I can handle. Which means more money than I can really handle.
  • Closer relationship with God. This is super big. I look back and I am thankful for the foundation and legacy of faith  my mother set for me as a child.
  • Re-prioritized people and things in my life. Demoted those that were taking up too much energy and time and returning very little value. Feeling much better about the things and people I spend my time on.
  • Moved the needle on putting God first in my life. I’m not 100% there, but I am much closer than I was before.
  • Simplified my life. Keep it simple, stupid.
  • Timing is everything. There really are no coincidences, especially the ones that seem to be bizarrely popping up in my life.
  • I am looking forward to taking another trip to Haiti this year! Going in September. I’ll be writing about fundraising for the trip shortly, and some other cool news.

I have a few other exciting things I’ve been working on in terms of career, but I will save that for another day. I’m learning that I am not my occupation, and while there are some cool things going on, they’re not necessarily definitive of who I am.

I’m overjoyed!

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