Every time I leave northern California where I’m from, my heart just feels so full. I truly feel that spending time at home with my family, and visiting Sonoma County in general is one of the things that makes me happiest. The holidays are my favorite because there isn’t much time in-between Thanksgiving and Christmas so I don’t have to be away for very long! I’ll be heading back home in 14 days, but whose counting!? Ha! You might be thinking, OK OK move back already!! Well, we are always thinking about it… I definitely know it’s where I’ll end up and “settle down.” Parts of me know that I would also really miss Southern California. It’s the place where I started this blog that means so much to me and is full of amazing opportunities for blogging in general. Moving back up to Northern CA would essentially be like starting over from a “networking” standpoint. I know that God will reveal to use where he wants us, in His perfect timing. I am constantly reminding myself that His timing isn’t always the same as my timing, haha. Is that something that you guys struggle with too??
As someone with a very “type A” personality, I know this is something I’ll probably be working on my whole life, constantly giving over the illusion of control and surrendering to God’s plan. For me, this is something I have to do daily in order to say sane and centered. I notice such a big difference in my mood and stress levels when I forget to spend that time surrendering on a daily basis. Do you guys ever feel that sense of stress when keeping everything together feels too much? From finances to relationships to where to settle down, it’s a lot to keep track of. Something I was reminded of (just last night) is the fact that we don’t have to. Cue sigh of relief!!! I am incredibly grateful for my belief in God that allows me to surrender my life’s plan over to God’s plan that is so much greater than mine could ever be. When I sat down to write this post, I wasn’t quite sure what it was going to be about. I find that sometimes, these kinds of posts are my favorite to write because the message tends to be something I’m not only telling you guys, but something I need to be reminded of as well.
I hope this week is treating you well and that you can take some time today to recognize that your life is in the hands of a God who loves you beyond understanding. Thank you guys for reading and for constantly encouraging me with your heartfelt DM’s and comments over on Instagram. I was thinking the other day how much I wish I could get together and hang out with everyone who reads my blog & follows me on Instagram because I feel like it’s the raddest group of likeminded girls!! You all rock! I hope to meet you in the future at some sort of “meet-up” or something like that. 🙂