Embracing Where You Are in Life

What I am about to share with you is a heartfelt letter I wrote to myself not too long ago when I was really struggling through this uncertain period in my life; you know, those years in your 20’s where you feel like you need to have everything figured out and in place, but you are just spinning around in circles making yourself dizzy and overwhelmed. This was a moment of awakening for me to realize how important it is to enjoy where I am in life, no matter if I have things figured out or not. It’s made me take a step back and enjoy each and every moment of the day because, after all, the moment that we are in right now, is the only moment guaranteed, so why waste it by wishing it away to a period in life when you think you’ll have it all figured out. 

 

Stop and enjoy where you are right now…even if you are walking through manure.

I want you to understand something so very important. You are right where you need to be.

Stop thirsting for the next step.

Stop wishing to be where you want to be and start enjoying where you are.

You are here for a reason, at this exact moment in life. This moment that you are right now is unique. It is in these moments in your life where you are going to grow into the human you want to be, the human you were meant to be.

These moments are so very crucial to your life and your dreams. Do not wish them away. Look at all the progress you have made throughout the years. In these moments you will continue to make more progress.

These moments are prepping you for the future. You won’t be able to get where you desire to be if you do not go through this moment right now where you are in life. This time of life, where everything is so uncertain and confusing, is a gift. I know you may think I am talking crazy now, but trust me, you will be thankful for these moments when you look back at them years from now.

These moments are making you stronger. These moments are testing your faith, your limits, your strength, and your stamina. You are being molded so much right now.

This is crucial time.

I want and need you to stop, please stop, thirsting for a successful career, your future husband, a beautiful home and kids, those things will come later, when God is ready to give them to you. Those things are not meant to be right now. You will have those things for the rest of your life once you get them, but this time in life you can never experience again.

Embrace the uncertainty.

Embrace the complications and confusion of young love and relationships.

Embrace learning to be a young professional.

Embrace the job that underpays you.

Embrace living at home with your parents.

Embrace not having too many bills to pay.

Embrace being able to save money.

Embrace being able to go out whenever you want and not having to answer to anyone.

Embrace learning to be independent.

Embrace these early stages of adulthood because one day you will look back and realize it wasn’t so bad; that these moments created who you will become in the future. And that these moments were so important and actually quite enjoyable.

So stop wishing away your life just to be where you have “everything figured out” because in reality you will never have things figured out completely.

I had thought that all the uncertainty and the confusion about life would go away and miraculously get better once I established my dream career, found my future husband, and buy a home, but no. Things are not going to be a fairy tale once those things finally do come true. I had the misconception in my mind that once I get those things then life will be complete. But I’m here to tell you that this belief is not true.

Life is as complete as ever right now in this moment. Each day of your life is complete. Each day is a gift that we should be thankful for and not waste by thirsting after future things you do not have yet. I learned that when you thirst after things, those things will not come your way.

So this is my process of weaning myself off of thirsting for anything other than God.

This is me learning to enjoy this moment in my life that is imperfectly perfect.

You will have a wonderful future, but you need this moment and this time in your life right now in order to end up getting to that great future.

Strive to be the best you can and try to achieve your goals, but do not make them your only desire in life. This moment you are in is so precious.

 

I hope this letter of encouragement helped you as much as it helped me. There’s definitely more letters of encouragement on the way!

I would love to hear from you, what are some of the ways you have learned to embrace where you are in life? Let me know in the comments below, or as always you can email me at beingholyandhealthy@gmail.com