When Life Doesn’t Go As Planned – Aha Moment #1

Aha Moment n.

A moment of sudden insight or discovery

About a year and a half ago, I graduated from college (Go Knights!). On my graduation cap, I wrote a little saying that you might have heard of before: “The Best is Yet To Come”. I thought it would best fit the direction I saw my life heading in. I was expectant and hopeful as I was about to be pushed out into the real world and I assumed it could only go up from there.

WELLLL, it didn’t go as expected. What happens when things don’t turn out the way you thought they were going to go? That job you thought you wanted so bad, actuallyyy kind of sucks. The guy you thought you would spend the rest of your life with is now spending his life with someone else. The friend you thought you could never live without, is no longer in your life. You keep failing at your dreams or you’ve stopped dreaming all together and those 5 words start making you question everything. Is the best really going to come? Because it feels like in the last year and a half, I’ve gone through more struggle and internal obstacles than I’ve ever had. And from what I’ve been told, this isn’t even as bad as get LOL. I say LOL because sometimes it’s just so that all you can do is laugh. Has anyone been at that place before?

SO life isn’t working out the way I thought it would. I’m going through some things, worrying A TON, not trusting God, the whole shebang. So like a good Christian, I thought I would read my Bible to see if I could get any revelation to give me peace. I started reading 2 Samuel 7 and it’s about King David as he’s talking to the prophet Nathan.

God gave him a glimpse of his future and King David started to thank God not only for where he was now but for what was coming. So I’m thinking, of course King David can be so positive he knows what’s coming LOL. If I knew the good things coming into my life, I could be positive too! But that’s not where this is going. Here’s the part that stuck out to me:

But that’s nothing compared to what’s coming

2 Samuel 7:19 (MSG)

This is the sentence that made me remember that the best is yet to come. At this point, I had honestly forgotten all about that little phrase that I put on my cap. I had forgotten how it felt to write that little sentence that meant so much to me at the time. That was expectant Makeda who wrote that. So I think the point in all of this is that whether or not we have a glimpse of our future, the best is always yet to come. God, always wants the best for us. Those dreams and visions didn’t get there by chance or by accident, he placed them there. He gave them to us. So when you’re going through a hard time and things aren’t going as planned, remember that there are bigger things at work that sometimes we can’t see. Those detours are only layers in our lives that help us build the character we need to achieve the dreams and visions our hearts so desire. It’s remembering that it’s not about us, but about the Kingdom.

One of my really good friends told me,

“Life isn’t going to go as you expect it. You have to be able to adapt to the curve balls it throws at you. You’ve got to go with the flow”

So this my friends, is my adulting/aha moment numero uno: Life isn’t going to go as planned, but in the craziness of it all, be patient, be expectant, and remember that the best is yet to come.

-M

Photo by Fabian Møller on Unsplash

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Being Single Sucks

Side Note: How cute is this picture? I love it!

Don’t judge by the title. I promise it’s not going to be all negative. It’s just an open an honest conversation, from me to you, on being single. I’m actually thankful for my singleness (It took a lot of prayers and a lot of revelations to get to this moment lol), but there are some sucky moments if I’m being real. This is just the disclaimer, so let’s start this off right!

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Update and looking back on 2016

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

(well like 3 min before midnight)

It’s been a long time. For so long, I had no idea what I was going to write in this post but I knew it needed to be done. To be honest, I still don’t know what I’m gonna write but hopefully as I start typing it will flow lol. Let’s see, where did we leave off? I was in my last semester of college (which was kicking my butt). I was worried about finding a job, what I wanted to do, where I was gonna live, etc. etc. You know, the normal worries for someone who was about to graduate. The big question was do I move back home or stay in Orlando? I felt like I needed to stay in Orlando, but I didn’t know if I was going to find a job to be able to afford to live as an entry level employee. I felt like I had the weight of the world on my shoulders. It was tough. Especially being the planner that I am, it’s hard not knowing what your next steps are.

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10 Things I Learned at 22.

So a couple of weeks ago, I turned 22. You know that one age that no one really acknowledged until Taylor Swift made a song about it? Surprisingly, I did not have Taylor Swift blaring through the apartment, but I must say I am feeling 22. This year is a huge year for me. I graduate from college and end that season of my life. I have to put my degree to work and find a big girl job. This year, adulting happens in full effect. So many changes are about to happen and take place in my life. I honestly don’t know if I’m ready for it, but it doesn’t matter because it’s happening lol.

Through my many life experiences at 22, I have learned some things. You know that saying, “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger?” I used to think it was a bunch of bologna, but it honestly is true. Over the past couple of years I have had amazing memories, but also some horrible ones. But in every moment, good and bad, I have learned a lesson. Here are a few things I’ve learned over the years:

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I’m Back (Again)

It has been way too long! I don’t remember the last time I actually sat down to type up a blog post. In some ways it feels weird and other ways it feels familiar. I’ve missed this. I think this is about the fourth time I’ve had to apologize for a long absence on my blog. I’m not going to lie, sometimes life gets in the way. I wasn’t really in a creative head space to create new content for you guys. We all have those moments, but I’m back! I’m not going to make any promises about the amount of blog posts I will be able to put up a week, but I can promise you I will try. I have some exciting things already in the works that I can’t wait to share with you guys. I just wanted to say thank you for everyone who has been here from day 1. You loyal, I appreciate you! To all of my new readers, WELCOME! Get ready for some new posts in the next couple of days. I’ll be sharing about some things I’ve learned in my 22 years on this earth. It’s going to be great!

xoxo,

M.

 

Pictures by Nicole

 

 

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