My first blog post in 3 years. I have mixed emotions about sharing my words again, but a bigger part of me says, YES. I discovered a love for blogging when I met my now husband. His sisters were in the blogging world, and I was obsessed with checking their posts for their next entries. It was amazing to me. I loved the community they became a part of and the way they shared their lives. I finally began "blogging" after a little (a lot) encouragement. I really enjoyed it, but I shared sporadically without a lot of consistency. There wasn't a theme of posts, just a heap of randomness. 

Fast forward to 2017 and I am beginning to find a place of stability. More than ever, I feel like I am beginning to understand who I am. They say, in college is where you truly find out who you are and where you are going in life, but I believe it is more so when you enter into the world after school (college or no college). You begin to make those first choices like your career path and where you will live and if you want chickens (legitimate first question for James). I am a creature of habit, a planner, and I don't like change but this is what happens (things change over the years-thank God, am I right?!). 

It's hard for me to step out of my comfort zone. But I recently read in the book, "Unglued," by Lysa Terkeurst, "Your comfort zone doesn't have to be comfortable, they're just familiar. It's where you feel like you belong, and where you come to believe you belong, you stay." So here I am, striving to better myself. I have started to step out of my comfort zone and have experienced personal growth. Personal growth in my relationship with Jesus, my relationships through YoungLiving, friends, family and through my firsties. So here's to forever learning and forever growing.

XO, Meredith