I am filled with hope. I think sometimes it’s a 50/50 shot with me. Either I am filled with hope and optimism, or I am kinda gloomy. It is the sad, sad truth of being human. As mentioned in countless other posts, I have undergone many changes in the past few months, even in the past few weeks and days. My life is currently crazy but amazing at the same time. Just to put it in perspective, I haven’t slept in 48 hours… and honestly, I am LOVING the adventure.
My family has officially moved and while it was and still is so terribly hard to be far from the things I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE, I am being filled with a sense of deep and devoted hope from the Lord. It is a wonderful feeling! While writing this on less than the healthy amount of sleep, I am also in my brand new bedroom packed to the top with brown cardboard boxes with all my worldly possessions. Something about a fresh room and the excitement of unboxing my life gets me all giddy.
Even to think of the joys I will experience in this room, the tears I will cry, and the memories I will make, the good, bad, and the ugly, are all memories I am pumped to make. I am excited to invite people into the walls of this house and love them. I am excited for my friends from far away to visit me and reconnect. I am excited and honored to have been handed a fresh start.
If you’ve read my blog for the past few years, you may be familiar with my deep passion for goal-setting!! I am a dreaming and in order to go from dreaming to doing, you gotta “slow down and jot down” Slow down and jot down your goals and thoughts.
My goals for this summer and following school year:
The most important thing in my life is my relationship with Christ. In the past I have shared about obeying the Lord and why that is so crucial. While that still stands true, I am dedicating this summer to, not only obeying the Lord when He calls me to something, but also to diving deeply into His word. I don’t mean just reading a chapter a day and moving on. Or even reading a chapter and praying over it. I mean deep dissection of God’s word. My main goal is to fill up on God’s truth so that there isn’t any more room for the lies of the devil. If I am jampacked with God’s word then I won’t have room for the evil slander of this world.
This past month I have been going through Isaiah. I have read some of Isaiah each night and morning. It has been amazing to see how much I have learned but also how much I have memorized and retained. Totally worth it!
I am a firm believer in working towards your goals for the future you. That’s why this summer I am really trying to squish in as much reading and writing as possible. With my aspirations of becoming an author, I want to fill my life with as much practice and exposure as possible. While basking in the warm weather, you’ll find me with a book, journal, or laptop indulging my passion for the written word.
This is a huge one for me this year. I am beyond excited to have moved closer to family and am looking forward to pouring into those relationships. Along with family relationships, I am eager to make friends in my new town and continue to nourish past relationships. My goal is to love and adore people no matter what the world says about it. I have been blessed with many amazing relationships and know I will have amazing relationships here. The future is crazy bright.
I am also very eager to get settled so I can start working out again. I have only been off for a week or so but the long car rides have made it feel like years away. I am excited to push myself beyond what I thought was possible. My goal in this is not to make myself better but to develop the talent God has given me. This change has been a rollercoaster but I am so ready to start running on this new pavement.
What are your summer goals? I would LOVE to hear them
XOXO, The Christian Prepster