The other day in the car, my roomies were discussing some matter of recent news that I was completely unaware of. Usually, because I’m always on the computer, I feel pretty up to speed about most things– the happenings of the world and the latest internet sensations. But this… this I had no idea about.
My first reaction was that it was pretty sad– I really just don’t get on the internet much with my new job in the same capacity or dedication that I used to at my old job. But then I realized… that made me pretty happy.
I love this little corner of the internet. I’ve actually met some great people from this little blog and from reading others– and yes, staying up on the happenings of the internet has helped me stay up on the happenings of the world. But I wouldn’t trade my newfound internet-reducing-life for anything.
I love my new job. I love working really long days, working really hard, and working with people I adore. I love being exhausted at the end of the day, knowing I put in everything I had to give that day. I’m excited when I wake up in the morning. I look forward to our weekly 2-hour staff meetings. I can’t wait to walk through the doors and be the one to put the coffee on.
It’s been a long road to get to this point. If you’ve been reading this blog for any amount of time, you probably can recall some of my struggles– the struggles to figure out how to grow up, how to live as an adult, how to find my way in this crazy world. I like thinking about how far I’ve come over the last few years since graduating from college: it was by no means an easy road nor do I believe it’ll be all sunshine and happiness from here on out. But I do know one thing, and that’s that “all the paths of the Lord are steadfast love and faithfulness."
Life is messy and hard and there’s a lot of unknowns in this world that can be so overwhelming. Trust me. I know. (This feeling often manifested itself in me lying on the floor, eating entire bags of Tostitos.) But wherever you are the journey… hang in there. Unplug from the internet for a while. Lie on the floor. Believe in His steadfast love and faithfulness.