Thursday, May 23, 2013

be you

Although I learned a lot in school, many of life's greatest lessons are not learned between four concrete walls. Most of the time we learn things by living. by doing. by figuring things out. For me college was a time of becoming the person I knew I wanted to be. I learned to take the road less traveled. I learned who I was. and more importantly learned to love the person I was. I learned that it's okay to be different. It's okay to go your own way. Learning to not care what other people think about me was a game changer. For so long I did things to please other people. When I learned to do things for me-because I loved them-it totally changed my outlook on life. It seems simple, but for someone who doesn't like the person they are it's hard. I learned to take chances even though I wasn't sure what would happen. I learned to trust God and know that His plans for me are already written {Jeremiah 29:11}. 

The main thing that school couldn't teach me... 

Be you, & be okay with it.



  1. Jeremiah 29:11 is one of my absolute favorites. Love the quote too!

  2. Jeremiah 29:11 has been a verse that has "followed" me for so long - from reading it at my 6th grade graduation to finding Jesus again in college. I love it. I love how you point out how important it is to live for yourself, in a way. I have definitely been living to please others, when really I should want to first please God and then do what makes me me after that.

  3. I JUST wrote in a post that Jeremiah 29:11 was my favorite verse of the moment, love that you used it too!

  4. Such a beautiful scripture. A lady spoke at our annual church tea when I was in H.S and I will never forget what she said, "The me I see is the me i'll be