Welcome to 27 {On Being Content}

This card just about sums it up (although, I did give up shopping at Forever 21 a few years ago…). And the rest of it is, simply, fact.

Today, I turn 27. I’m arguably crossing the line from “mid” to “late” 20s, but frankly, I’m more than okay with that.

If you’d asked me a few years back where I’d be at 27, I may not have described who or where I am today. But our plans are rarely God’s plans, and He has placed me exactly where I needed to be. I have worked hard, made mistakes, celebrated accomplishments, and grown into a 27-year-old version of myself that I feel proud of. I’m blessed to be in a great job, in a fabulous city, surrounded by friends and family who love me from near and far away.

I feel like I’m living. I feel like this is life, with its highest highs and lowest lows, and mostly, its fairly constant day-to-day normality. And I am not simply happy with my life - I am content. I appreciate (most of) my days for what they are, and I consider that alone an accomplishment. And I believe you MUST be content before you can really be completely joyful, grateful, and loving.

As you may know, I believe JOY is a choice. But it sure is a lot easier to embody joy when you are content. I encourage you today to be content, no matter where you are in life! If you aren’t, start to ask yourself why, and make some changes. We have the power to do anything we want with our lives, day in and day out, and I wish you all the blessings in the world today!

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