Has life ever been eerily prophetic and seemingly carefully orchestrated to you? Have you ever been able to look back and see, like a puzzle, how certain things that happened led to something in the future, as if it were all meant to be? Isn’t it fascinating that even bad things can work together for good and that what you cannot see now you might be able to see crystal clear in the future and then gasp in awe?
Thinking back to the end of my freshmen year of college, I remember wanting so badly to transfer out of the school I had chosen. I hated the location of Kentucky and kept thinking about where I would rather be. My heart was set on Washington DC. I sent a transfer application to GWU and hoped for the best. Though, it was as if all of a sudden, one day I just knew that I couldn’t leave Asbury, that I was meant to stay. It was almost unexplained, but I just knew in my heart that to leave would be to take my life into my own hands instead of letting God guide. However, Washington wasn’t off the table. No, I absolutely knew that somehow, someway I would end up there, the only thing that was missing was the when and how. Continue reading “glimpses and revelations” »
The road has taught me something: that there’s nothing more dangerous to the adventurous spirit than a secure future, a clear direction and a solid life plan..
Yet sometimes that’s all I’m longing for.. but I quickly remind myself… no, no it’s not! I could never see myself just having gone to school to just get a job with some random company, make money, buy a home, get settled… it’s just not for me, yet it’s what surrounds me. So many of my friends and people I know, just going through the motions, the proper steps in what their “supposed to do” entering into “reality” with house payments, marriages, children… although this really is wonderful for some people, for me it’s a nightmare.. and certainly not the direction I’m heading in. Continue reading “nomad” »
and there are lifers. And I could never be a lifer. Maybe it’s because I have traveled and lived on my own in new places but I would like to think it’s something that’s always been a part of me, embedded deep inside my being, a yearning to explore, to journey beyond where I have been or what I know, to expand my reach and to be totally free, unhindered by any kind of restriction. This has always been the essence of who I naturally am.
Nothing troubles me and annoys me more than being stagnant and content, safely comfortable. There is a whole world out there with millions of opportunities, places to see and be a part of, people to meet, connections to make, roads to memorize, stories to hear and discover and live out.
I knew early on what my passion was. I never bought into that whole American
dream nightmare of just going to school to get a job that pays money so you can support a family and then retire. My adventurous spirit craves more. Continue reading “there are adventurers” »