Happy 20 Years to Me

As of two days ago, I’ve been on this Earth for two entire decades. My teenage years have officially passed. I will never be able to go back to those days, simple as they were, just as I can’t go back to the carefree days of childhood. But that is as it should be, and I’m not one to complain. It’s just a new phase in my finite time in this world, filled with new adventures to undertake.

It’s funny – when I became an “adult” at 18, I felt much different. I was excited but nervous. I spent the months leading up to it complaining that I couldn’t find Neverland.  I liked my life as a kid, and it was scary to have no idea what the future would hold and what life would be like as an adult. Turning 18 feels both like just the other day, and so long ago.

Now that I am 20, I definitely feel like an adult. I’ve had my taste of bigger responsibilities, I’ve done my taxes, had jobs and paid bills, drove myself to other states, lived away from home for a while, and besides all that, I’m preparing to get married. If that’s not stepping out into a new life then I don’t know what is! I would have never expected to find my future husband so soon! But it was a pleasant surprise, and I really can’t wait.

Just a short two years ago, I wouldn’t have known where to go or what to do if I moved out. And now, I have a clear path, with the man I love at my side. I can’t wait to start building our own life. Joys and sorrows will come and go, and I’ll be closer to my path at some times more than others. It won’t be easy, but if I keep Christ at my center, it will be worth it.

It’s funny how things change, but that’s time for ya. Hello twenties! I hear you’re supposed to be fun…

let’s see what you got!




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