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On Seizing the Moment

I won’t lie. As much as I’ve been excited about moving and the possibilities of what life can and will be in this next season, I have been a bit anxious as well. Mostly, my anxiety has to do with what I am leaving behind and all of the experiences I want to have before I go.

I have lived in Atlanta for four years now, and there is still so much to see and do. While I have enjoyed so much that the city has to offer, there is still a lot left on my “bucket list!” When I think back, I realize that there were so many opportunities to try new things or cross something off, but I kept putting it off because I just *knew* I had more time. And now that time is actually limited, I want to get it all in.

This has made me realize that I do this all too often. I put things off out of hopes for a better or more perfect moment. In all actuality, right now is enough. It’s the only moment I have. I am grateful for the opportunity to learn this lesson where I am right now. I pray that I will remember to be present and to live in the moment. To not put stuff off waiting for the right time, but to remember that right now is enough.

In seizing the moment this spring I planned a trip to California with a group of women that I met during the pandemic through an online bible study. I had never met 4 of these people in real life until this past weekend! Crazy, right?! I definitely had some doubts going into this. How well would we mesh in person? What am I missing out on in Atlanta by going out of town Memorial Day Weekend? Does this trip fit my current financial situation? The list could go on.

But God! Whew! This trip was actually so amazing. Not only did I get a chance to see and do new things in LA, I got to just BE with amazing women. In the midst of the sightseeing, eating, playing games, and hanging out we were all seen, heard, and understood. We talked so much! And it was so healing! We shared stories, revelations, ideas, current aches and current successes. We asked good questions. We opened up and poured out. We were filled. It was beautiful.

I know that this weekend profoundly impacted all of us and we are better because of it. I am proud of us for stepping out on faith and seizing the moment. I am glad that God was in the midst. I am full after this weekend and I am expectant for what is to come.

So here’s to seizing the moment always! It’s truly all we really have!

What have you been putting off for a while that you can move toward today? Let me know in the comments!

Love y’all!


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