Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Note: This is a post I wrote on an older blog but I wanted to re-feature it here.

I can just see it now. My kids will ask when I was born and this will be their reaction: “You were born in the 1900’s?! You are so old!”

I have had a LOT of time to reflect these last couple weeks on my goals and aspirations, my heartbreaks and blessings, and basically just life. It has been quite the transition that I have had to come to accept. It has not been that easy because I felt like I had just become used to how life was. I was happy and felt like I was on top of the world. Now that I’ve graduated (almost) and am moving to the next chapter I am filled with anxiety and fear but also excitement and hope.

I am learning that the only constant thing about life is that there will always be change. Change is good. Change is hard. Change is needed if there will be growth and improvement.

However, something that I have noticed about myself is that even though I have really difficult times with transitions, I embrace them. Once I have grieved and come to accept them, I then look for what I can learn and how I can grow from that transition.

Life is a path. We are constantly on a path and we will come to forks in the path, rocky paths, dirty paths, beautiful paths, lonely paths, exciting paths, and boring paths. That is the journey of life. If everything was the exact same then we wouldn’t feel like there was any point to life. This life is for us to prepare to meet God and become our best selves. Which means that we are going to have to trudge along those different kinds of paths. It may not always be the most blissful walk, but it will be the most worthwhile walk.

And the best part is that there is always that One that knows each path perfectly to help “lead me, guide me, and walk beside me”.

Be of good cheer, for I will lead you along..” -Doctrine & Covenants 78:18