A dear friend responded to this photo in my story today and said, “You are living your best life.” My gut instinct was to respond, “I’m not really though. I’m not in a desired career field, I’m lacking in a particular relationship department, I’m not financially where I need to be and the list goes on.” But I didn’t say any of that. I sat with her words tonight (as silly as that sounds) and was completely humbled in the best way possible.
I may not be able to check all those boxes listed above (although, taking baby steps), but I am living my best life, or so I’m trying. Those things don’t define me. I’m alive and well - He is continually gracious, faithful + kind. In the past couple of months, I’ve stepped into a deeper community with lifelong friends, I have a job that pays the bills and allows me to pursue blogging on the side, I still get to do life with my parents, I watch kids on a weekly basis, I live in a place where adventure is everywhere and my schedule allows me to do so often.
So to honestly answer her question, I am striving to live a life well lived - loving and serving with my whole heart. Can’t change the past + tomorrow isn’t guaranteed. I’m challenged to sit in the present, be grateful, and never stop dreaming. I hope you are living your best life, friends + if you can’t say you are for whatever reason (I don’t want to be callus by any means), there is hope. Don’t give up. (Thanks @threeblubirds for your constant love + encouragement 😘)