Saturday, May 4, 2013

letting go

Day 4, Saturday: Favorite quote (from a person, from a book, etc) and why you love it

i am such a quote person. i love words and inspiration but this one is my top favorite (more favorites below):

i found this quote about 5 years ago at a time in my life when i was realizing that a teaching was not for me. i have wanted to be a teacher since i was 5. i'm not sure i ever gave any other answer when i was growing up to the question "what do you want to be when you grow up." i still have the "all about me" poster from kindergarten saying i wanted to be a teacher and, while i know i entertained the idea of other careers, there was never a real question of wanting to be a teacher.

fast forward and i have a fairly new degree in child development, have worked with children for the previous 3 years, and suddenly, i'm just not sure.

i found this quote through twitter and it really spoke to me at that moment. i even remember exactly where i was when i saw it (the location being totally inconsequential.. it just was that important to me in that moment).

this quote has kind of stayed with me for the last 5 years and even now plays a role.

here i am still working with children and still in the same position. i need to let go of that plan. i did there for awhile, and then life happened and i wasn't offered much of a choice but to return to what i know. to what my resume speaks to.

but these words are always in the back of my head. always there reminding me that this isn't my path and i need to follow a new one.

my favorite verse?
i know this is such a basic verse but it gets me through the days that i struggle. it reminds me that no matter how down/anxious/depressed/unsure/frustrated i am about my life past, present, and future, He has a plan and that plan was in place long before i cried my first cry. and i am exactly where He planned for me to be. the hope part is my favorite.

a few other favorite quotes that stick out:

what are your favorite quotes?
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Nicole @ Haute Runner said...

So many of those quotes speak to me.

I know I need to make changes but I don't know where to start and I am afraid of making the wrong choice.

Mason's Mama said...

I love all of these. Thank you for sharing!