On New Years I wrote and uploaded a blog post called “Awaiting 2018” and in that short post I poured my heart out about what direction my life was taking me and how hard waiting for what God had for me was. It was gut wrenching and emotional to write that and I remember feeling so stuck and discouraged but so silly at the same time because I was only 19 and I had so much time to figure things out. Which is true, but it’s also easier said than done.
When describing this to my boyfriend I said that I felt like upon graduation that all my friends and classmates ran into these futures with new jobs, internships, new schools, all in a new city and I felt like I just stopped and nothing happened. I know that in the time since I described feeling that way that I haven’t just stopped, I have grown in every area of my life, I have accomplished many goals and dreams of mine all while praying and listening for what my next step is, it all just happened right here. There were many times I tried to rush God’s plan and every time I was gently reminded, (sometimes not so gently, ha, ha) that I need to surrender control to Him. I didn’t think that it would take me as long as it did to get to this place but everything about what’s happening next I can only describe as Heavenly timed and I’m so thankful I waited.
Now that I have prefaced this post by saying all that – I am thrilled to announce that I am going back to school, starting in February 2019 I will be a full time student (you have no idea how long I’ve waited to say that!). I will be going to school to be a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner through the Nutritional Therapy Association.
It is exciting to have found an opportunity to exercise my passion for holistic health. I look forward to learning how to encourage and educate others in a hands on and informative way, leading them toward a healthy body and life.
I could go on and on about this program and going back to school but what is most important for me is being able to say that in the last two years I have seen the Lord provide in incredible ways and lead me to where I am now. If you are in a place where you’re just waiting for whatever is next I want to encourage you that God is actively working for you even though it may not seem that way.
“‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.'” Jeremiah 29:11