Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Wisdom Wednesday: Un-planning.

When I was in college I for sure thought that I would be engaged by graduation. 
True story.

Mind you, this was even when I wasn't dating someone, which was a little presumptuous of me, but heck, that's just what I thought people did after college.
I always figured that I would definitely, absolutely, for SURE, have met my future husband by May 2004. At the ripe old age of 22.

Also, I always thought I would absolutely, always and forever live in Texas and raise my little Texas babies in the great state of...Texas! I mean, of this last point I was for SURE. I'm still kind-of shocked my husband isn't like, a cowboy, or something. I also cried when I got pregnant, devastated that I would have a baby not born a...Texan. What are people like that like, anyways?
Well {SPOILER ALERT} none of these things happened. 

I wasn't engaged by college-end, I don't live in Texas, and my husband is most definitely not a cowboy. Somehow, someway my life fell onto a totally different path.

Do you ever look back and laugh? 
First of all, how funny of me to have even thought I was in control of my future plans! And secondly, who would want to be anyways? 
I'm constantly amazed at the impact of the biggest decisions I've made on my life. Because they were the ones that took me way off the path I just KNEW my life would go. But they were always the most clear, no-doubt-in-my-mind kind of decisions. Always very easy to make, even though I was surprised I was making them.

Out-of-state college in Missouri? Where was Missouri anyways? 
But I just knew it was where I should be.
Accepting that job in New York City? Who would ever want to live in a city that large, busy and intimidating? I mean, New Yorkers can be scary!
But yet, I couldn't pass it by. 
(And by the way, New Yorkers are some of the nicest people in the world).   

Each one of these opportunities I would have never dreamed would come my way, let alone that I would take them. And yet, each of those moments have always led me to the most surprisingly sweet spots in my life. When I knew I was right where God intended me to be.

Don't get me wrong, I still try to plan ev-er-y thing. All the time.
But I try to remind myself that what lies in the unplanned are where life's sweetest gifts are at; and there also, God's will for our lives.

So here's to NOT planning all the time!

1 comment :

  1. Oh my goodness! We are so much alike. Two of my very first blog posts were about this very thing. I love not planning now...even though I plan to not plan. Ha!


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