Oh hey! Remember me? It's been a while since my last post. Sorry about that folks.
A little update:
It's been a crazy busy summer! My best friend just got married, and I also have a new little brother! Gage and I have been traveling somewhere at least once a week since the beginning of June. I seriously CANNOT believe it's already almost August. Where did the time go? 2015 is just flying by before I can even grasp it!
In just 2 months I will also be graduating from school and will be a licensed esthetician! I've worked very hard the past 7 months to complete this program and I'm finally getting towards the end of the hump. I can't wait to be done and start working again! I have NO IDEA what I want to do when I'm graduated, but I suppose I'll just see where life takes me!
Starting in August, Gage and I will start the beginning of our wedding planning *finally!*
We've got 8 months to go until our big day and I can't wait to start getting things set in stone, other than our venue and photographer. I'll keep you all updated as things get closer. :)
In other news...
We've had some financial hiccups this summer that have definitely set us back quite a bit. There were times when the stress was just way too much, and honestly we didn't see the light at the end of the tunnel. I'm sure many of you have been there. Whether you're young and first starting out or older and are having a financial hiccup, setbacks with money are NOT FUN!
I have a hard time remembering that tough times are just for a season. God hasn't finished our story yet. He is always listening, and just when we feel there is no hope he appears. At the end of the day, we have a roof over our head, food in our bellies, and each other. I'm very thankful for all of those things. His grace is sufficient for us.
Hope all is well with everyone!
Who are you?
A short question that has so much depth.
I think so many times we are asked what we do, but are never asked who we are. So many people think that what you do defines who you are, when in all reality who you are defines what you do. If you are a salesperson, that title doesn't define who you are. Maybe instead you are a well rounded, caring person who is just taking things one step at a time. Make sense?
With all that being said, finding yourself can be a lot easier said than done. Every day we are evolving into something better, even though it may not always seem that way. It's a daily struggle to find out who we really are.
People say the most confusing time of their lives is between ages 12-18. That's when you're supposed to find yourself.
So far the most confusing time in my life was the year after high school between ages 18-20. During high school I didn't have my own voice. Everybody else's opinion somehow became mine, without even thinking twice about it. Whatever someone else said, went. That year after, I moved to Denver with my fiance. I had no friends, no family, and no peers out there to tell me how I should be living my life. At first it was terrifying, but it forced me to learn how to speak for myself and make decisions on my own. It was the first time I've ever been totally on my own, just me and him. Everything in my life was different than I had pictured. For the first time I took my life into my own hands. For the first time I was free.
I don't think there's a certain age you're supposed to find yourself. Finding out who you are changes over time. A 40 year old may look back on when they were 20, and realize they aren't the same person now as they were then. Everyone changes with time. I will be the first to tell you I'm not the same person I was even 2 years ago. I'm still finding myself, but in a completely different way than before.
So now here's the question, who am I?
At this time in my life, I am a 20 year old who won't let anything or anyone break me. I am one of the most emotional people you will ever meet, but you would never know the emotions I carry. I am a kind person, but won't let people walk over me. I am taking this life one day at a time, some days being much harder than others. I am me.
So who are you?
If you ask yourself this and find you don't like who you are, then it's time to make a change. Start fresh. Find a new answer to the question. It's not supposed to be an easy answer, but it's something to think about. Never forget who you are.