It might be more than you ever hoped for…
Don’t fret over what plans didn’t happen. Thinking back on Grad and this year so far, I realize (while discussing school related things with my boyfriend) that if my graduation hadn’t been moved an extra year so many things wouldnt have happened. Originally I was supposed to be in the Centre For Learning At Home Class of 2015 but because of a failed math class and a confusing and mixed up list of what courses I needed to finish school on time, things were bumped and switched around and it was arranged for me to be in the wonderful Class of 2016. (A group of 67 people) Aside from meeting and getting to know many of the people I graduated with there are many things I realize may never have been possible had the unexpected changes and turns (like my Graduation being bumped from 2015 to 2016) like:
I still may not have met my (now) boyfriend at this point and he most certainly wouldn’t have been my grad date and I his.
I may not have discovered the amazing writing group I am a part of.
I may not have had the opportunity to Nanny one of the most precious 8 year old boys I’ve ever met for a few months.
I may not have met new people at church or my friends from school had I graduated in 2015
and SOOOOO many more amazing things. Major life events or even just the little things like spending the day at the mall with my friend Laticia who I may have never met because our being in the same Grad Class together. Or going to YC this year with some amazing friends!
But now, I’ve Graduated, met many amazing people , gotten a waitressing job I love, had a possible college opportunity open for me for a course I’ve wanted to do for a few years, became a youth leader and many more things (over the last month especially that I’ll share in other posts)! All things that might not have ever happened if certain things in my life had gone the way I wanted them to.
I might sound like a repetitive and broken record here so basically, my point is. Don’t fret or worry about how things may not have gone how you wanted because you honesty never know what could come from those ‘unexpected change of plans.’ It might be amazing and beautiful things that come from it.
PHILIPPIANS 4:6-7 (ESV)
6 do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.