Last time I wore these shoes they took me up the Effiel tower, and it makes me wonder why sometimes life takes you to such magical exciting places then drops you back into reality.
Don't get me wrong, Muddy’s has a great vibe, but do you ever just long for adventure?
For something more than people just like you and studying in coffee shops and rushing to class or work or the grocery store.
I check flight listings way too often while I sit in my college classes with everyone who is younger than me because I should have graduated already.
But then I realize that life is always kind of a roller coaster. As soon as I think I’m doing great, I begin to realize my own insufficiency and moreover the emptiness of all the things that are supposed to make me whole. It’s really because of the rollercoaster that I have to hold on so tight to grace. Because I never really had control. It’s the unexpected dips, and turns and jerks that make me so thankful I’m not the one in control.
I recently stumbled upon this book called Atlas Girl. I’m a huge fan of memoirs and picked this one up not knowing much about it.
Emily is an incredible writer with a heart that is so real and honest. Life proves to be so unpredictable and we, regardless of our spirituality, aren’t above anything. Her story is such a sweetly whispered reminder that our life is not our own, our mistakes don’t define us, and that Jesus is working all things together for his glory. Our struggles aren’t wasted and our joys desires don't unseen.
I’m just started her second book called Making Home and can barely put it down because it feels like I’m sitting across a coffee shop table with this woman I have never met.
I hope this blog can be something like that. Maybe it isn’t Pulitzer Prize winning material or in-depth stories with professional photography projects— but instead of all that maybe sometimes we all just need to take a breath, take off the masks and be honest with each other.
“I am learning though, that it is more than that. It is so much more than having resources or oysters or passports. No matter how many flights I take, no matter how many countries I visit, if God’s will and heart are not my ultimate destination than I am to be more pitied than anyone.” -Emily Wierenga