I spent the last year studying in Scotland and it's safe to say that it was the best year of my life to date. Now that I'm back in the US I'm left wondering, how can I leave the best year of my life gracefully? I'm not writing this upcoming year off, trust me I'm Miss Positivity over here. But let's be realistic, we all have seasons that are better than others — not that applying for jobs and moving into my parent's basement is terrible (honestly it's not), it just isn't as appealing as traveling the world was.
This past week I went back to Scotland for graduation and as usual it was a dream. I left feeling recharged and ready to face the unknown. Then, on my final flight back to Colorado I developed a raging migraIne while squished in the window seat. Thankfully my willpower kicked in along with my sweat glands and I was able to make it off the airplane prior to vomiting in the airport bathroom. What's my point here? Oh right, this season is humbling.
Three years ago I wrote a post entitled Dear Friend In Your Mid-Twenties about the uncertainty that comes with your twenties. When I wrote it I felt like I was past that season. I had everything figured out, but was commiserating with my friends still in it. The post literally has this sentence — "And just when you think things are looking up and you have the best day ever, you'll wake up in the middle of the night vomiting from some terrible parasite, because sometimes that's just how life is."
Soooo, turns out seasons in life can be cyclical — who knew? I've grown and learned so much since I wrote that post, but ultimately uncertainty is inevitable. The only way to transition out of the best year of my life is to embrace humility and approach the unknown bravely, trusting that God's timing is not only good, but perfect.