It is amazing to me how quickly time is flying... Anyone else feeling this way?
Thinking back to two years ago on this day and realizing it's been two whole years since Megan and I left for Europe. Twenty-four months since I had that final early morning Starbucks and quiet moment with my dad before boarding the plane with a one way ticket, tiny suitcase, and map & best friend to explore across Europe with.
It's been two years since moving out of college life & moving into post-grad life - and, honestly, I still feel as though I'm trying to figure myself and my life out as much now as I was then.
It's now been 9 months since I moved back to California from Ireland and I'd still consider myself settling in. I've been able to work remotely and travel more than I ever expected to be able too in this year of rebuilding. But I've come to recognize this year for what it is - and what it is not - this year is more about connections than roots. It's about visiting and going to my people than building a tribe of new ones. And I love it. I might fight it, curse it, and wish it away sometimes while I'm stuck in LA traffic or dealing with flight delays, but overall, I've been able to reach across borders to visit my people more than I even expected and I can honestly say this has only been possible by the provision of the Lord alone.
I'm learning a new rhythm for this season of life. This year hasn't been about life epiphanies - it's been about stillness. About silence. About learning to be okay when there's not three other roommates (or even one other roommate) to occupy all my free & quiet time. I'm learning how to build a company, learning (or trying to learn) what I even like doing & how to do that best. I'm learning to juggle a long-distance relationship with a special guy and my best of friends on top of trying to build some-what of a life with where I'm at. Learning that this life now is FAR different than I ever would have expected two years ago when I stepped off American soil for 15 months, but I'm excited for this. I'm getting past the stage of fear & worry for what now means for the future and releasing my grip to plan, schedule, and organize to the Mighty King who laid all these plans out far longer than my monthly planner did.
It's been two years since since "if money was no object" was born and life was embraced around that motto. And as I sit here today taking in the quickness of time passing, I'm refreshed by that perspective we once held & fought for - the perspective to grab life and go. To not always be ready but to jump in anyways, taking advantage of every opportunity and embrace the unknown. I want more of that in my life for this season & this two year mark was just the reminder I needed to bring it back.