Truth is, the short time spent in this house, just like any other chapter I’ve gone complaining, kicking and screaming into (I try not to do the kicking and screaming part anymore 😂🤪), ended up being amazing. •
I’m gonna be honest I don’t like the saying, “Everything happens for a reason.” It’s actually quite annoying whenever I think about it. And I also don’t believe there’s “a plan” for me or “one plan” that is. I don’t think God sat down and “planned” anything out for the seven whatever billion people that live on this Earth. •
No, I believe God’s plan is for us to LIVE. To simply live and make the most of this life. This beautiful life has ups and downs. Hardships and great rewards. But that’s living. I will say, I’m very thankful for these steps, cuz they lead me to great friendships, my first broken heart, new experiences, strong character, taught me resilience, and even ultimately lead me to the guy I married (though we didn’t actually meet til halfway through college—he was also from there). •
Even if there was a way I could go back and assure my 16 yo self that everything would be good, I wouldn’t wish to do it. The hard days, the scary days and the good and amazing days are all a part of this living this beautiful journey. •
Today was the last time I’ll get to walk up these steps. Sad to say goodbye, but so thankful for the memories made here in this small town. Cheers to living, and this beautiful journey life takes us on!