Stop what you are doing and go buy Jen Hatmaker’s new book, “Of Mess and Moxie.” I love Jen Hatmaker. She is funny and writes in a way that I can understand and relate. I am only on the second chapter but I can already tell that this is going to be one of “those” books. Those books are books that I remember for a long time. Books that encourage and inspire me.
She emphasizes on how we don’t have to be who we were. It’s ok to change. It’s ok to move on.
This speaks so close to my heart because it is so true in my life. When I decided to blog again I decided on a fresh start. The girl who blogged almost 10 years ago isn’t the same girl blogging today. My passion, my desires and my goals are different. Some may judge and call that being inconsistent or fake, but I call it life! Life takes us through so many different paths. Each day is changing. We may have a blueprint drawn up for our life, but I can guarantee life will not go according to that blueprint.
What’s the saying about making God laugh by telling him the plans for our life? I may have messed that quote up (insert face palm). I am a girl who thrives on routine. Change is hard for me. Even though my life has been full of changes, I still have a hard time with it. When something messes up my plans, I turn into some awful creature. I am working on this…trust me. Taking change with grace ha! Jen Hatmaker says in her book that change means we are alive. Change is good! Change is growth.
So don’t look at your Five Year Plan or Ten Year Plan disappointed because you are not where you thought you would be. Instead look at your life today, your season, your blessings and embrace them. Embrace who you are. Chase your dreams. Give 110% to whatever your passion is today. Don’t be embarrassed, be proud!
I am thankful for every season of my life. My Ten Year Plan has gone a different direction and I am thankful! It may sound weird, but I feel that I am right where I need to be.
Embrace Your Life Today Friend!