A year ago today, I got in my overstuffed '96 Saturn and headed in the direction of Texas. With one leap, I was on my own with not much of a plan. I was searching for faith. I was searching for growth. I was searching for direction.
I can't honestly say that I have accomplished it all, but I can say that I have definitely grown. God has overwhelmed me in so many instances in this adventure. He has proved His presence in my life over and over again. He has provided for my needs and blessed me in abundance. Even if I wanted to question His existence, I can not.
This journey has not only expanded my faith, but my understanding of myself. I have learned about my crazy quirks. Although I may not always enjoy or accept them, its what makes me...me. I have discovered a whole new world of responsibility and discipline. It is not an easy life ahead, but through this phase, I have grown enough to take on the next.
I don't know what God has in store for my future, but I do know that I will not stay in Austin, TX forever. I have many more adventures, cultures, and experiences in my future. I have to keep searching, to keep growing, and to keep stretching my faith.
It truly is amazing to look back to myself a year ago. Although I have a long way to go, I have also changed immensely and changed for the better. This has been a wonderful experience thus far and I hope to finish out my time in Austin (however long that may be) in a God-honoring and powerful way.
Thanks to all who have followed my journey...and thanks to all who will continue to follow it into the next stage! God has great stories to tell through my life and yours! Let Him! :)