Tuesday, May 15, 2012


I have always, essentially, been waiting. Waiting to become something else, waiting to be that person I always thought I was on the verge of becoming, waiting for that life I thought I would have. In my head, I was always one step away. In high school, I was biding my time until I could become the college version of myself, the one my mind could see so clearly. In college, the post-college “adult” person was always looming in front of me, smarter, stronger, more organized. Then the married person, then the person I’d become when we have kids. For twenty years, literally, I have waited to become the thin version of myself, because that’s when life will really begin. And through all that waiting, here I am. My life is passing, day by day, and I am waiting for it to start. I am waiting for that time, that person, that event when my life will finally begin.

Cold Tangerinesby Shauna Niequist

So true. I just want to stop waiting. 

1 comment:

Katie said...

Lily I can totally relate!! I have read her book and this makes me want to read it again. It is a great reminder that we need to accept and enjoy the place where God has us right now. Thanks for that!

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