Life is funny sometimes.
Sometimes you think you know where you’re headed, but it turns out, you’re not headed that way at all.
Life can bring major plot twists leaving you feeling disoriented and confused.
But that’s life. It can be crazy, unexpected, confusing, but so totally worth living.
This last year has been crazy. Looking back on all my adventures. Thinking about the chances I took on plans that didn’t always work out.
While life has its ups and downs, I wouldn’t change a thing. Because every moment, good or bad, has led me to where I am now and will lead me to where I’m supposed to be going.
Life is a journey. The final destination is yet to come.
I don’t know where I’m going, but I know where I’ll end up. If that makes sense. I can’t see what my life will be like a year from now, but if you had told me a year ago where I would be, I wouldn’t have been able to picture this scenario either.
But I can’t wait to find out what life will look like in a year.
Maybe I’ll still be in the same place.
Maybe I’ll feel like I’m going nowhere.
Or maybe I’ll be somewhere entirely different.
Only time will tell.
Looking back on the past year, it’s hard to tell whether I’m failing or succeeding. I haven’t moved out of my parents house, I don’t have a great job, and I’m still trying to figure out my life. But in spite of the fact that I haven’t “moved,” I know that I’ve grown. I traveled the world, I took chances on love that are super embarrassing in hindsight, (but hey, sometimes you have to embarrass yourself to learn) and I’ve finally figured out what I want out of life…even if I’m not there yet.
I don’t have to be where I’m going today. If I was already there, what would I do tomorrow?
I just have to be taking steps. Small steps. That’s all I have to do. As long as I keep moving.
I know the world is crazy right now, and there is so much uncertainty. But I have faith that everything is going to be okay. That there is a greater plan here than what we can see. And I know that maybe it’s crazy, but I choose to believe good will come of this.
Because God can bring light from darkness.
He brings hope when hope is lost.
And He will make a way, even when it seems like there isn’t one.
Because when I think about this past year, even when I didn’t understand what God was doing, I know that he brought me through.
So I put my future in God’s hands.
Hi! My name is Rachel. I love to write. Write about life, love, and reflect on how the past builds the future. Mostly, I love to tell stories because I believe there is something about stories that brings the world closer together. You can check out some of my writing reflections here at Rachel Writes.