Day 2: How have you changed in the past two years
Holla! If you’re just joining in, I’m currently doing the 30 days blogging challenge as a way of pushing myself to write consistently for 30days. Yesterday was fun and I trust today to be better.
Let’s get right to it!
What first comes to mind is this picture which basically summarizes my life in the last two years.
Photo Credit: Instagram
It’s been the most informative– I’ve learned quite a lot from out-of-class experiences and in-class experiences. I’ve taken up different job roles and have gleaned new skills. I’ve also had some sad experiences too from which I’ve gained lessons. I’ve been stretched beyond my known limits and have taken pressures I didn’t think I could handle. I’ve moved from not knowing what to study for my Masters to actually studying what I always wanted. It’s really been an informative period for me.
It’s been the happiest– I’ve had many highlights these past two years. I’ve had friends with whom I’ve shared genuine laughter and good food. I’ve discovered new happy places and have had some exciting adventures. I’ve been happy about my growth and journey into adulting. I’ve been happy about my walk with God over the past two years. I’ve been my happiest these last two years.
It’s been the most hurtful– I’ve experienced the depth of hurt in the last two years, and it has taught me quite a lot. You know what the Bible says about going to the house of mourning:
Better to go to the house of mourning Than to go to the house of feasting, For that is the end of all men; And the living will take it to heart. Sorrow is better than laughter, For by a sad countenance the heart is made better.
Ecc 7:2-3 (NKJV)
It’s been the most accepting years- in the last two years I’ve come to terms with who I am and all I stand for. I accept that I’m different and have weird interests. I accept the decisions I’ve made and I stand by them. I accept God’s will and His higher plans for me. I accept the love that I deserve and won’t settle for less.
All in all, it’s been the most altering, molding and thoughtful years of my life. I’ve experienced severe growing pains, but whenever I look in the mirror, I see a grown woman of God. And I trust that God knows what He’s doing even through all the phases He’s passing me through. Just wanna encourage you to hang in there even if the last two years haven’t been the greatest. It only gets better!
I’d love to read about the changes you’ve observed about yourself in the last two years! 🙌