About That Backside of the Desert…

July 18, 2011

in Faith,Personal

About That Backside of the Desert...

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!

{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

MadScientist7 July 18, 2011 at 8:44 AM

glad things are going well for you. its great when God works out things in your life. you can be a living testimony of his work. i think i want to have a party for my 30th.

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Liz July 18, 2011 at 9:26 AM

You should have a party! Honestly I was thinking of having one later in August or something but now I feel like I am over it lol. Maybe if I find another reason to have a party I will do it.

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MsEvahoney July 18, 2011 at 9:46 AM

I am so happy for you Liz! I remember your post about turning 30. It is a beautiful thing. May He continue to bless you in abundance.

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Liz July 18, 2011 at 10:08 AM

Thanks MsEvahoney!

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jme July 18, 2011 at 7:26 PM

i never comment…. but, YAY.. and YAY 30.

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Liz Burr August 10, 2011 at 7:29 AM

Hahahaha!

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keisha brown July 18, 2011 at 9:05 PM

LIZ!
So nice to hear from you!
Glad to see that things are shaping up nicely for you.
Kudos!

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I Am Your People July 18, 2011 at 11:51 PM

FIRST! (I kid) Great to know taking the 30 bullet isn’t that bad, and I’m looking forward to hearing about Haiti

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Liz Burr August 10, 2011 at 7:29 AM

I will share more about Haiti soon!!

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2Serenity aka TheJennTaFur July 21, 2011 at 12:08 AM

So proud of you. You have grown tremendously and you are doing it at your pace. Continue to grow in your faith and know that if you believe in yourself that ANYTHING is possible. Make your WILDEST dreams come true! FOR YOU ARE DOING IT. <3 YOU. And yes, KEEP IT SIMPLE! xox

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Liz Burr August 10, 2011 at 7:28 AM

Thanks Jen!!!

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squeakdaddykane July 26, 2011 at 1:33 PM

Liz its good to hear things are going well. I am personally feeling like I’ve just entwres into that desert. The place between egypt and the Promised Land, where I’m not sure where exactly I’m supposed to be right now. I just purchased a book In Pursuit of God by Aw Tozer and I’m hoping to find guidance. 30 sounds legit. I used to be afraid od it, but now I look forwars to it. Good post.

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Liz Burr August 10, 2011 at 7:27 AM

Thanks :)

30 isn’t so bad…

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