April 19th, 2016.
I dropped my fear, packed up a suitcase & took a one way ticket to Nashville.
ONE YEAR AGO. I'm still here. WHAT?! first of all, time FLYS by so quickly. second of all, when I first flew out here I had no idea that I was going to be permanently staying. BUT clearly God did. this past year living in Nashville has been so hard, tiring, challenging, exciting, adventurous, spontaneous, eye opening, uncomfortable, beautiful, & life changing. I have so many moments of "wow. this is why God brought me here" not just for music & pursuing my dreams, but for pursuing HIM. getting to know HIS heart + dreams for me. I've battled health issues for 6+ years & I honestly thought, "well, this is as good as it's gonna get" um, NO. (not true) I realized what a big lie that was. God's plan for my life isn't to suffer. It isn't to walk through the motions of battling sickness & not being able to do the "normal" things that other people do. His plan + purpose for my life is to flourish. to grow. to learn. to walk in complete healing. to know that He is in control & not me. I chose to surrender everything to Him. & still choose to surrender everything because MA GOODNESS, I cannot do anything without Jesus. I've tried. It doesn't work. I am learning everyday how to trust Him more. how to walk in healing more. how to see people the way Jesus see's them & not the way the world see's them.
from living out of a suitcase for 8 months, not having my car out here for 5 & sleeping on friends floors + couches for 3, to finally living in my own house paying rent like a big kid. (MOM, DAD I MADE IT)
I am so thankful that I took that big step, bought a plane ticket, stopped being stubborn & listened to the Lord. I walk in more joy, love & peace than I ever have before. #freedom
I'm excited for what's ahead, but I'm also excited right here, right now in this moment with Jesus.
here's to the past year, (& years to come) of being fearless.
ps. I have officially developed the "snort/wheeze" laugh when I laugh way too hard. gross I know. but I kinda like it. my nickname is lil wheezy. (or snorty depending on which one comes out first)
JUST KEEPIN IT REAL.