I just wanted to take a few moments to hop on here and introduce myself. I am a 23-year-old recent university graduate and a newlywed to my amazing husband. Life these past few years have been a blur of highs and lows. I have experienced the greatest joy and fulfillment I have ever had, and I have tread through some hard times as well. But isn’t that what life is? Isn’t life all about highs and lows and how those experiences shape us? I think it is.
If there is anything I have learned in the past years as I have grown, matured, and started to figure who I am and who I want to be; is that life is made beautiful by not only the wonderful, bright, and happy times, but also through the hard, dark, difficult times. I have learned that God’s grace is more beautiful than I could have ever imagined, and His plan for each one of us expands farther than than the eye can see and is more colourful and full than we could ever possibly fathom. God is our Redeemer through the good and bad. Learning to fully trust His plan for me has taken a lot of time, and to be honest I am still not sure if I am fully there. However, God is never done holding me steadfast through the storms, and he has done nothing but prove his constant-ness.
I have learned that there will always be more reasons to smile than there are reasons to frown. Every day we need to look around at what we have and count our blessings. Far too often we get caught up in what we don’t have and we don’t spend enough time realizing how blessed we are to have what we do. Our attitudes towards life can quickly turn sour when we do this.
I had to learn the hard way what happens when we begin to forget how much God has blessed us, and that is why I wanted to write this blog. I want to share my highs and lows and adventures with all of you, and I want to speak freely about my feelings and what God is saying to me though these things. Not only will it benefit me to work through my experiences (I often find that doing this opens my eyes to God’s glory), but I hope that it can relate to and benefit someone else.
Bare with me as I have never written a blog before, I have never been this raw and vulnerable to so many potential people, and I am just going into this blindly. Maybe nothing will come from this silly little blog other than some self-therapy and entertainment to keep me busy. On the other hand, who knows how this may or may not reach other woman or young people going through similar struggles.
For now let me leave you, dear reader, with a few fun (or not) facts about myself:
- I was born and raised in the christian church (not meaning that I was by any means a perfect Christian!)
- I grew up on a dairy farm
- I am completely obsessed with sushi!
- I am currently attempting to grow green peppers (I have 4!)
- I love animals, but my favourite is probably tied between a wombat and a panda