Tuesday, October 16, 2018

To New Chapters

Hello internet! It seems like my "blogging" days were a lifetime ago. So much has changed since my last post (dated two years ago, almost to the day!)

For a long time I considered shutting down the blog -I even told people that I was done writing. As I've gotten older, I've found myself less focused on capturing every moment ...and more focused on living *in* the moment. 

It seems like just yesterday I was writing my very first post. I was brand new to this town, living in a new apartment and about to begin the greatest chapter of my life thus far. It was the eve of my first day of work in a career that would bring me so many wonderful opportunities and milestones. 

I smile as I read the closing statement in my first post:

This is such an exciting time for me and I can’t think of a better way to preserve these memories!

I treasure this small slice of the internet...my very own time capsule, a written record of my twenties. I'm also very thankful for the growth and independence I gained during that time. I'm thankful for the time I had to experience the world on my own. I traveled, I discovered a passion for entertaining (and cooking!), I bought a house, I worked hard, both personally and professionally. I faced fears, overcame obstacles and found that I can do anything I put my mind to. I never settled for anything less than what I deserved. 

It was at the end of this time, the end of my twenties, that I met the most amazing man. The man I've prayed about and the man I patiently waited for.

I could very easily turn this into a love letter to Phillip...but I'll save that for another day. 

As I sit down to write this post, I can't help but smile. I am at another crossroads in life. Closing a chapter and beginning a new one. Although I don't intend on blogging regularly, I want to share these memories with our family and friends. It seems only fitting that I repeat the same line used in my first post (with one small addition):

This is such an exciting time for me and Phillip...and I cant think of a better way to preserve these memories.

Tomorrow I'll be sharing our engagement story, I hope to see you there!

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