December! Snow! Christmas! It is coming a lot faster than I think any of us expected.
Yesterday I turned 20. I do not feel 20. I'm sure you can relate - it's your birthday and people ask you, 'do you feel older!?'...no...not really! A few things sunk in yesterday though. The next decade is going to be a good one, and I am excited. It's a little weird to think about 20 being a big birthday, but I think it was. Many people have brought up these three things: marriage, occupation and children. That's just crazy!
- marriage: I am far from this. First off, I believe marriage requires two people last time I checked. Sooooo that might be in a while, but I am stoked about this. I can also see my mom reading this and thinking "who knows! maybe you'll get married when you're 35!"...not happening mom. I literally cannot wait to meet the person who I get to marry! (Maybe I have already met them!) This is an exciting thing.
- occupation: I often feel like I am far from this as well. In reality, I am in school, taking some classes that I think that I like, and hopefully that pays off in a few years. I am 99.9% sure I am headed in the right direction with that one.
- children: let's not go here. I cannot wait to be a parent, but let's be real. 20 is a bit young for that, but 23 or even 25 or 27 isn't bad, right? Maybe we disagree on this one, but I would love to be a young parent. Not too young though ;)
In the summer of 2014, I had to renew my passport. Canada introduced a new passport a few years ago that lasts for 10 years before you are required to renew. So I went for that option, mainly for cost reasons. However, as I left the passport office, I had to stop myself: I will be 28 when I have to renew this thing. A year and a half later, my hair is a different colour, my face shape has changed, and a lot about has shifted from who I was. I wonder what 28 will look like, or even 30. Will I be married? Will I have kids? What kind of job will I have? Where will I be living?
In essence, I cannot wait to see how God uses these next ten years for His glory. I honestly have no idea where I will end up, but I also believe that is a neat part of our faith - having enough trust to put our lives into the hands of our Father, and basically letting Him run with it.
So, here is to the next ten years of waking up each and every day and choosing to follow my Saviour.
'So we're not giving up. How could we! Even though on the outside it often looks like things are falling apart on us, on the inside, where God is making new life, not a day goes by without his unfolding grace. These hard times are small potatoes compared to the coming times, the lavish celebration prepared for us. There's far more here than meets the eye. The things we see now are here today, gone tomorrow. But the things we can't see now will last forever." 2 Corinthians 4:18