i think familiarity gets a bad rap sometimes. we're all ready to get out of our towns, from the places we live thinking, somehow, that somewhere, anywhere else is better than here. but then you realize that home is the only place in the world you can go to your regular coffee shop & know you'll see at least one familiar face. so i'm gonna keep going to the same starbucks i did since high school, do all my studying at Post, stop to say "hi" to familiar faces, and continue to complain about the ridiculous amount of construction in LS (y'all i think the construction workers have outnumbered the LS residents 😳🚧). i just wanna embrace all the stars hollow kind of moments God throws at me, knowing the familiarity of this place is God's assignment for me right now. it's not "someday" it's "today." it's not "there" it's "here." i'm reading a book by @annvoskamp and she says it perfectly: "look, the whole lot of us are done with waiting room theology. we are done waiting for some elusive future moment to say life is good enough. we are done waiting for some big enough house, some big enough step up, some big, exciting experience to finally think we've arrived ... we are done with waiting room living. real life is happening and it's happening right now"