“I think we worship these stories of leaving it all behind and going somewhere new, but I’m beginning to see that every one of those stories has the same truth holding up this romantic idea of leaving: the stuff you’re not facing will follow you. It will get in the car too. It will pack a bag too. Leaving isn’t the key; changing is. I’m learning that life isn’t about the destinations we can boast about getting to; it’s about all the walking in between that feels pointless when you try to take a picture of it because no one will understand it like you do. It’s the in between stuff that fleshes out a story— gives it guts and transformation. It’s not about the scenery changing or the person you say good night to. The traveler must be the one to change. That’s what makes the story good.” @hannahbrencher
I’ve been struggling with this lately— the in between stuff, the timing, the waiting. I keep waiting on some big, transformative change to hit me in the face, grab me by the shoulders, and scream, “I’m here! I’m the change you’ve been wishing and waiting for! It’s me!” But I’m slowly coming to realize that my circumstances aren’t going to change unless I do. Change and transformation starts from within. There is major growth the waiting season. I’m excited to see what that is for me.