When I graduated from BYU four years ago, I walked away, content with my bachelors degree, with a firm resolve that I was done with formal education. I had put in my four years, and that was it. Period.
Oh how that 22 year old self of mine thought that she knew it all.
Over the past four years, I've learned a few things.
One of those things, is that life doesn't always turn out the way that you plan. In fact, usually it doesn't even come close! I've learned time and time again, that God's plan and vision for my life is a million times better than anything I could ever dream up on my own. He knows me, loves me, looks past my many weaknesses, and sees me for who and what I have the potential to become.
Over the past 6 months or so, I've been humbled into learning that part of the 'becoming' process is coming to terms with and accepting the fact that sometimes God's timetable for your life is much different than you had planned, expected or hoped for.
It can be frustrating. It can be heartbreaking. And it can leave you feeling broken.
But God is good.
And he always presents an alternative plan.
A couple months ago, on what felt like a "whim", I applied to an Interior Design Program.
And what do you know? I got in!!
Yesterday I went to my first day of school.
I couldn't stop smiling, even when I paid $130 for a text book.
I really am that happy.
And most of all, grateful for a loving God, and a supportive husband.