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Tuesday, March 15, 2016

thirty-two.


Not sure how it happened, but I turned 32 over the weekend. 
That feels semi-old'ish although still solidly in the safe zone of "early thirties" so I'm feeling pretty good about that. 

I'm also feeling pretty good about life. When I look back on the past 10 years- my first decade out of college- I can't help but be amazed and so very thankful for all of the good, good things that were sprinkled throughout... marriage, babies, dream job, learning a TON- about myself, about life, about my faith-, starting our own non-profit, travelling literally around the world... the list goes on. 

I am humbled because I realize none of this is due to me. 
None of this did I earn on my own. 
But, all of this has been given to me as a tool for growth and maturity so that I can carry out HIS will and HIS plan more effectively. 

And at 32 I feel like I'm finally starting to really, really do that consistently. The day-to-day still feels hard at times, but the great thing about life is that if you allow yourself to learn and grow, you get a whole lot better over time at dealing with the hiccups and struggles. It certainly doesn't make life a cake-walk, but there's an inner peace that seems to handle the bulk of the painful moments. It's a learning curve in going from over-reacting to under-reacting as many times as possible 

And I couldn't ask for anything more...
Here's to another year of love + adventure! 

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