Idk about you but I’m at the point in my life where it’s completely messy, I’m still figuring it all out. And that’s okay. But it’s so important that we understand the concept of it being “okay.”
We get so wrapped up in the idea of perfect. That we have to go straight to college after high school, fall in love there, be done in four years, graduate by 22 with a bachelors degree, go straight into our dream job, get engaged, be married by 24, have kids at 25, have the perfect house, have the perf-STOP. Perfect doesn’t exsist. Never has and never will. So let’s just stop with that word for now okay? Okay cool.
If you read my posts you might’ve noticed I’ve been slightly MIA for awhile. Well that’s because my life has been a little messy. (I mean I’m always a mess, but messier that usual lately.)
In the past few months I’ve been between not one, not two, but three jobs. Yep, three. I received a great job opportunity after graduation and let me tell ya, I thought my life was finally starting to fall together. (wrongo buddy) Turned out that wasn’t the right job for me, and that’s okay! It was a great opportunity and learning experience that I am beyond grateful for. Then I got offered another job and accepted because I was in a pinch and well I have a dog to feed. I was also waiting for a phone call from the job I really really wanted. That phone call didn’t come for quite some time so I stuck it out at the temp job. During that time I felt like I was just coasting by. I wasn’t happy and that showed in all areas of my life.
Relationships started to crumble, my world around me starting to become distorted all because my vision of the “perfect” life I thought I had was getting farther and farther away. My finances were not what they should’ve been. I had to work three different jobs at times just to make enough to get by. I thought “something has to change.”
I began to compare my life to others around me.
I just didn’t understand why my life wasn’t going like everyone else’s.
I prayed about this a lot. And when God finally answered my prayers, I realized, it’s okay.
I am right where I am supposed to be.
I am facing these challenges for a reason.
I am doing the best I can.
Things are going to fall into place. Maybe not today, maybe not next week or even next month. But things will work themselves out in their own time.
If you’ve felt this way recently or ever have please know that if you’re 22 and not working your dream job, it’s okay. You’re doing the best you can.
If your high school or college sweetheart and you had a fall out and you feel like you’re “forever alone.” It’s okay. God has a plan and that needs to be trusted. In the meantime, you do you hunny because that’s always the best you can do.
If your 5 year or 10 year plan is not at all how you planned, it’s okay. Plans change. Go with the flow because you’re doing the best you can.
If you are 25 and want to go back to school but terrified, it’s okay. Life’s too short to not take risks. You are absolutely doing the best you can.
Not everyone has the same time line in life. That would be so boring wouldn’t it?
It took me such a long time to realize that I don’t have a deadline on when things are supposed to happen for me. I’m not supposed to have it all together at the age of 22. I have my whole life ahead of me to attempt in getting it all together, and that is what I’m excited for.
As for me right now, turned out that job I really really wanted offered me the position. I’m so excited for the next chapter of my life with that position. I don’t know where I’ll end up or any of the details to go with it. And honestly I don’t really want to know right now.
Right now, all I’m corncerned with is being insanely and genuinely happy, taking one day at a time and doing the best I can. Because that’s all I can do and guess what? that’s okay.