Finally In The Right Place At The Right Time

Finally In The Right Place At The Right Time

I am in a glimmer of pure peace recognizing that right now, in this very moment, I am happily right where I need to be.

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You know...it feels dang good to be here today and feel like I am in the right place and it is the right time. After a bit of a struggling period, I have clear skies. I have spent a lot of time in college praying for answers. I wondered what more I could do to benefit my future, trying to constantly figure out who I was going to become and wondered if I was surrounding myself with the right people.

I prayed each night for guidance and prayed for change.

Do you ever look around and feel stuck? I felt day after day I was in a constant slow motion time lapse that couldn't catch up with what I saw for myself. I think after this year of running around, I realized that I truly was wishing and seeking all of the wrong things.

God only funds his plan for us

I was asking God why things weren't working out for me. I was praying in distraught and confusion that I felt an emptiness and needed help. When really, he had all this planned for me and I was too blind to see it through. He put me in this very place and he brought these people into my life for a reason. The changes I was ready to make spontaneously in my life weren't in his plan and he wasn't going to fund it. Are we fulfilling a purpose? What may that be?

Each day since this past August I have felt a hand on my shoulder, a relief, a guide...I may call it the grace of God. I feel like I truly am in the right place in my life.

The place

Where are you? Why are you there? Sometimes it shocks me where I am and all the extraordinary people that are welcomed into my life each and every day. It can be so easy to get into a routine and close your eyes off to the things that God is trying to show you. You are placed in this spot in your life right now for a reason. Me? I think I am happy right now in this place because I was tested in the hustle and bustle. I woke up to sirens each night and my Italian neighbor yelling at his wife that I could hear through my thin bedroom walls. I missed my humble town and the quietness that came with it. I used to be in a relationship that pushed me away from wanting to be in the place I am now and not staying in the moment. I can tell you that right now, I am present. I have sincere and genuine hearts that fill me with joy each and every day and luckily was brought someone special when I was least expecting it. All of these feelings, emotions, and people couldn't be in my life if I wasn't in this very spot.

The right time

He knows when we need what we need. Sometimes the best thing we can do in this life is to be patient. It all has a weird way of working out you know? I have had certain people come into my life over the past couple of months that were least expected but have proven that planning is unnecessary. It all is when God thinks we are ready. He is planning to make sure the other people are ready too. But when we are all on the same page...there is nothing more magical in this life than recognizing you are in the right place and at the right time. I have never felt happier, stronger, and more myself in my life. I was introduced to someone that in many ways, our paths maybe never would have matched up, but I just so happened to be right where I needed to be.

If you keep your eyes peeled and go forth with a patient heart, God will bring you to a place of comfort. I am sure, shortly, I will become stressed and will question my days and my nights and everything in between. But, when you find a moment in time when things feel right, take note and embrace it all.

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10 Abnormally Normal Things About College

Some stuff just doesn't fly in the real world.
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College is a weird, weird place. For whatever reason, the young adults who are supposed to be cultivating their minds with all of the worldly knowledge available to them, seem to get away with quite a bit using the justification "it's college." Even the best students live abnormally while on the alien planet that is a university. So, while to us college students it may just seem like another day, here are ten things that are only normal in college.

1. Straight up theft.

In the future, if I walk into my forty-something-year-old neighbor's home and see a collection of stolen signs, stuff from the local restaurant, and property from the construction site down the road, I would definitely be concerned about the character of my neighbor. However, in college, people proudly display campus signs, traffic cones, or dining hall napkin dispensers that they have impressively commandeered - it's a cheap decoration and a great conversation starter.

2. All-nighters.

Maybe with the exception of parents of little babies, very few people willingly stay up for close to 24 hours on end. In the real world, if a friend came to you and said that they literally did not sleep the previous night, it's completely logical to be worried. On the other hand, when a friend in college says that he was up all night you laugh a little, give him an understanding pat on the back, and walk with him to the coffee line.

3. Atrocious eating habits.

Sometimes you don't have time to eat. Sometimes you order pizza at 2 in the morning. Sometimes you eat three dinners. Sometimes you diet. All I can say, is thank goodness that our metabolisms are decently high at this age.

4. Breaking and entering.

In high school, you hopefully knew everyone who entered your home. After college, hopefully, that's still the case. However, when you live in the middle of thousands of bored college students, people knock at your door, walk into parties, cut through your yard, and stop by without invitation or hesitation. It keeps life fun, but still not normal.

5. Calling mom when stuff goes down.

I really doubt a time will ever come that I don't need to call my mom for guidance on how to do something. But, hopefully the frequency of those calls with go down a little bit post-graduation. Maybe after four years of doing it on my own, I'll know how to fill out government forms, cook real dinners, and get stains out. But for now, I'm going to keep calling while I still can without seeming totally pathetic.

6. Being intoxicated at weird times.

Drunk at noon on a Friday is the quintessence of an alcoholic at any time - unless it's college. Not that this is necessarily a good thing, and it certainly doesn't apply to everyone, but there aren't many other places where people would instantly assume someone is intoxicated if they're acting even a little weird. I've even seen people drink in the library....

7. The messed up dating scene.



There are people who meet the love of their life at college and live happily ever after. They are people who meet the supposed love of their life at college and never talk to them again after Sunday. There are people who use Tinder. Hormones are high, freedom is bountiful, and football players are cute - what else needs to be said?

8. A warped sense of time.

The career I'm pursuing will require me to be at work by 7 am, five days a week. I am fully aware of this. Now, will I enroll in an 8 am next semester? Absolutely not - I'm not a demon. In college, nights often start at 10 p.m., dinners are eaten at 4, and mornings can begin anywhere from 8 to 2. We don't get that whole 9-5 idea.

9. Costumes... for no apparent reason.

High schoolers have a dress code. Adults have dignity. College students have fun. Here, people will wear a corn costume to get on ESPN, a fanny pack to get into a fraternity, or a tutu to match a theme party. Is it actually a weird thing, though? No one even blinks an eye.

10. Insanely close friends.

Name another point in your life when you live with your friends, study with your friends, drive with your friends, eat with your friends, go out with your friends, and even grocery shop with your friends. I'll wait. At college, it's easy for friends to seem like family because you're with them constantly. Love it or hate it, it's weird about college.

So, enjoy this weirdness while you can - it won't last forever!


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If I Could Dream A Perfect Day, This Is What I'd Do

An inside look at what my dream day would be like.

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Have you ever just had such a crappy day that you find yourself lying in bed daydreaming about what your perfect day would be like? No limitations, no pain, no frustrations. Just whatever you want.

Well, I have. Here is a look at what my perfect day would contain.

1. Teleportation

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I know, I know. The first thing on my list is something that could absolutely never happen, at least in my lifetime. But hear me out.

I want to travel, but any form of transportation makes me sick. Cars, boats, planes, trains, you name it I end getting sick. So if I could teleport than I wouldn't have to deal with it. Plus I wouldn't have to pay for gas or airfare. It's a win-win.

2. My Mom

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It wouldn't be a perfect day if my mom wasn't along for the ride. Who else would I have fun with and then rub it in my brothers face later?

Just kidding, he would come too.

3. Food

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It would not be a prefect day if it didn't involve food. And if it was free it would be even better.

4. London

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I have been dying to go back to London, and if it was my perfect day I would definitely take a trip over the pond!

5. Meet the Stars

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If it was going to be my perfect day, I would meet some celebrities. Let me scream, and jump, and totally fangirl in front of Emma Watson, Tom Hiddleston, Chris Hemsworth, Zac Efron, and Robert Downey Jr. just to name a few.

6. Meet Fictional Characters

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Earlier I said no limitations, so that means I get to meet fictional characters such as the Mikaelson family, the Golden Trio, Sirius Black, the Avengers, the Joker (he wouldn't kill me), and Hannibal Lecter (he also wouldn't kill me) to name a few.

7. Disney World

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Bring on the magic! I want to go to Disney World and not have to wait in any lines. That would be a perfect day.

8. Learn a New Language

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If I could learn how to speak French or German in a day that would be amazing.

9. Queen Concert

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If I could close out the day by traveling back in time to see a Queen concert with Freddie Mercury back on stage that would be the perfect end to the perfect day.

10. Happiness

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If everyone that I love was completely happy, with no stresses holding them down, for just one day that would definitely be a part of my perfect day.

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