Just about a year ago I road tripped with my two friends Jake and Will from Texas to sweet home Chicago right after graduating from Baylor. For a week we explored city life, touristed, instagrammed, and hung with my awesome siblings. That week was the beginning of post-grad life and almost felt like a brand new start to life in general.
After two weeks of basically vacation and preparation, I packed up my car and drove to Colorado with very little idea of what the future held. I had a summer internship and a girlfriend waiting for me, and that was all. Summer of 2012 turned into what would become a year of constant transition, change, and newness. Now, a year later, life looks drastically different. I remember packing up my car to move to Colorado and purposefully leaving so many things at home in case I had to pick up and move at any time. Now, as I have a few days in Chicago to rest and relax, I am taking those items back with me to Colorado. Life isn’t in as much transition as it was just a year ago. I have a made a 3-4 year commitment to getting my masters in divinity at Denver Seminary. I am moving into a house with roommates that I plan on being in for a while, as opposed to a family’s basement. I have a church and a small group and a Denver community. Things are more set in stone, things are more secure.
However, reflecting on the past year; all the transitions, all the decisions, it’s amazing to think of the ways God has led me to now. From job changes, to roommate changes, to applying for schools, and all the memories made throughout these steps, the Spirit has been behind it, whispering, gently guiding, and patiently loving. I have high hopes for summer of 2013 and beyond. For the first time in a long time I am actually finding comfort in knowing what’s in the future instead of the hoping and dreaming that comes along with uncertainty.