For those of you who know me personally, you may know that I am currently on a week long Spring Break from college. This magical experience takes place each year and I am faced with a grave reality this time around.
I chose to go home for break. Which means I only have one spring break left to enjoy with my friends in college, next year. Crazy.
So that is a year away. And a year ago I was in Colorado. A year ago I was climbing massive sand dunes and swimming in hot springs and dodging tumbleweed for sport. That still blows my mind, how quickly and unforgiving time flies by.
But, what about this year? What is in store this year? How will I utilize my vacation from school work?
One thing I will do is forge memories. I will laugh. I will laugh so hard that I will cry.
I will love. I will pick up my nephew and never let him go. I will let my heart be pierced every time he tells me how much he loves me and how grateful to God he is that I am here. I will cherish every moment.
I will be the me that I am supposed to be.
I have a lot going on in my mind, and I am sure that you do as well.
I have no idea where this post is going. But I wanted my readers to know that I am excited about where I am in life right now. I have much to be grateful for.I think I will try to list a few.
I am grateful for…
Laughter, poor camera angles, wooden boards, Family, the ability to mentor, trust, vulnerability, honesty, love, friendship, challenges, fears, possibilities, the unknown, tension, diversity, support, change, folk music, blankets, Chinese food, an abundance of pillows, writing, a laptop to write on, journals, lots of journals, listening ears, discerning hearts and minds, encouragement, tattoos, creativity, cross-stitching, movies based on books….
I can go on about a lot more. Some things are more abstract and others more concrete. But I am grateful to God for the air that I breath. Even midst the worst kinds of pain, I am so grateful to be able to feel. I am so grateful for a God who listens to my cries and my pleas.
I will be praying and listening and writing a lot this week. If anyone out there needs anything. Let me know.
Cheers to relaxation. Cheers to being content. Cheers to an unknown future, an unknown next week, an unknown next 24 hours.
Cheers to living life.