Saturday, July 12, 2008

A year of growth...

It is hard for me to believe that I have lived in Idaho for close to a year now. It is even harder for me to personally phantom all the personal growth that I have experienced in this past year. It is funny, I really thought I knew myself well, but it turns out that I am really just now even getting a glimpse at the person I am and the person that I have the potential to become. I am so grateful that we are all able to experience personal growth in our lives. I know that some of the trials we go through really suck but in the end they are all worth it. A year ago I wasn't really sure if moving out west was right for me. I don't think my family really believed that I was going to do it until I loaded up the car and got on the road. Even after I arrived her I don't think many people thought I would make it out here this long. Strangely enough this has truly become home to me. Not that Tennessee is no longer my home, I have just found another home as well. I am applying for school and plan to start back up again in January. I think in Tennessee I was somewhat complacent with where I was in life and was not giving myself room to really progress more. The funny thing is that I didn't even realize this until I moved and got away from things that were holding me back! Life is all together amazing. It is a miracle when you really begin to learn who you are and the potential you have in this life as a child of God. I am glad that I had the chance to get what some might call a "fresh start." I gave up a lot when I moved from Tennessee but I am beginning to think that I am gaining everything in return for the few small personal sacrifices I made to move out to Idaho.

3 comments:

Scottie said...

Life is definitely an adventure... I think you were right to move out there and stick to your guns. The only risks we regret are the ones we never take.

Renee and Jake said...

Sometimes it takes getting out of our comfort zone to see who we really are. Love you and thank you for getting the rings for me.

KEAT said...

it is hard to phantom. at times a phantom alot too. phantoming can be hard. ok. it is fathom. but phantom does sound a little bit cooler. james