Do me a favor, and take a quick breath. And stop listening to them. Stop trying to answer the constant questions from everyone around you. Stop trying to have all the answers.Because, you won't have them. You don't have them. And that is okay. Not knowing is okay. And I want you to know that. Because you just graduated and that is …
Because nothing can happen unless you take a chance.
I received a text from my mother today with this simple direction: "Call me home you get a minute I need to talk to you about your cell phone usage." So I of course obeyed my mother and called her instantly, but I wasn't getting the usual "watch it we almost used too much data" …
I know, I know, school is school. We need to teach our kids how to act in society, how to sit quietly, how to stop tapping their dang pencil on their desk or hitting their feet together because seriously, everyone can hear you (still learning my patience on this one), how farts in public are not and never will be appropriate, and how respect and kindness are the two things that will get you anywhere in life. But just because they need to learn those things doesn't mean that making silly faces to your friends across the room can't happen every once and awhile. It doesn't mean that a an always quiet classroom is a learning classroom. And it doesn't mean that reading, writing, speaking, math facts or problem solving have to be done sitting on your bottom with four legs on the ground.
And now here you are, sitting in Southern California, wondering what is coming next. But as you sit here, writing to yourself, dreaming of the future again, I want to tell you something.
About a month ago I had this great idea of backing up my past post, How to be Single, a Christian, & a College Graduate – All At The Same Time. Backing it up meaning- sharing with you all that the fear of being single goes away. That when people tell you it is all going to be alright, it will be. That they aren't lying. The hurt, the fear- it will disappear, you just have to give it time.
So the count down begins. And so do all the questions.
But let me tell you something: God was just chuckling up in heaven with how hesitantly I was to grabbing onto His plan because MAN was his plan so incredibly generous and SO perfect for where I was and am right now.
I know, I know, I just turned 22 a month ago, how could I possibly know all there is to know about living in my 20s? But seriously guys, I feel like I'm 22 going on 33 with how seriously I take my life these days, and this list was not compiled just on my own knowledge, but with the help of a very wise mother & father, a few pretty great friends, and me/myself&I.
I want to be a failure. I want to fail because I am terrified of what will happen when I do.