December 2, 2010

30 for 30: Are You There God?

LOFT Sweater and Tank, F21 Purse, Anthropologie Necklace, Express Jeans, Target Boots

Hello Blog Friends!

Today is a good day because it's my dad's b-day and then mine is tomorrow. I was NOT looking forward to having my 24th birthday until the last few days. It's funny, I just thought my life would be so much different than it is now. I never imagined that I would have to move back home with my parents after living on my own in San Francisco, that I would not at least be in the process of getting married, and working at my current company/position. It's not that these things are bad- they just weren't in the all.

I read a blog post that really made me feel better about getting another year older and not having my life work out that way I thought it should after college. If you have time, you should read it. It talks about how sometimes we feel like God isn't listening but that He is and this is what he's saying (quoted from the post):

“I know, my son, I know. I know, my daughter, I know. That thing you wanted is not going to happen. Not the way you’ve always dreamed. I know this hurts. I know this stings. I know you feel like I am distant or not aware of where you are and who hurt you and what you think life was supposed to be like. I know in moments like this you doubt that I can count the hairs on your head or have your best in mind. But please, I am not done. I have barely started to reveal your life to you. I am the God who satisfies your desires with good things. That is me! And when it comes to your hopes and your fears and your dreams, I know, my son, I know.”

Being reminded that God IS listening and actually making my life better than I ever would have been able to plan, makes me grateful for another year of life and all that God is going to bring.


  1. this is a very thoughtful and inspiring commentary on a serious issue. I think it happens to most people that their life does not turn out they expected. but we should accept it and make the best of it. i will be 24 this month, i am married (which is a bliss) but i moved out far far away from my family (which makes me sad) and i have job that i cannot say i thoroughly enjoy. so you see, you are not alone in this quandary of unexpected and not thoroughly welcome turn of events :)
    by the way, I love your blog. This outfit is wonderful - i love the mixture of colours. I think you have a great sense of style, feminine and elegant :)

  2. I read that post yesterday and it really hit home for me, too! I struggled with a lot of the same thoughts as you when I graduated from college. I thought I would get a great job and be able to live on my own instead of moving back in with my parents. I thought I would get married the summer after college graduation instead of graduating and not even having a boyfriend. It was all so very different from *my* plans. But like you said, it's what God had planned for me. I am now married, coicindentally my husband and I met just 2 weeks after I graduated and got married a little more than 2 years later, and it was the perfect plan, it just wasn't my original plan. And then of course there's the current things I'm struggling with that aren't in my plan. I think it just never ends. There's always going to be something that isn't part of my plan. I guess that's where trying not to have your own plan is important and just trying to figure out God's plan for your life, since that's the one we go by anyway. =)

    I'm really enjoying your 30 for 30 Challenge! I love your outfits and I especially love your leopard print flats. I want a pair just like them. You actually inspired me! I saw one of the posts where you wore them and I loved how you paired them with the outfit and I wanted to do that so badly and now I'm obsessed with finding my own pair! haha

  3. Evening Kate, another gorgeous outfit, I've really enjoyed your challenge so far!
    Happy birthday for tomorrow, I long to be 24 again, 28 feels so old! x

  4. i have to remind myself daily that life happens the way it is supposed to. and whether the plans we have for ourself work out or not, it's always the right plan because God is in control.

    i feel like since I have hit mid twenties, each year brings about a new way of thinking, a new way of looking at life, and it's always good. and eye opening!

    also, love your look! i'm such a fan of turquoise and purple!

  5. oh my goodness- i love this look too, so perfectly cute and chic! i wish i was wearing this tomorrow on my shopping trip!

  6. thanks for what you posted. It was sooo good. I'm 28 almost 29, still unmarried. At my parents...looking for work (did have an interview recently) and it's hard when you're where you weren't quite expecting to be in life.

    God encouraged me years ago about timing. You know the Isrealites desired a messiah but he didn't come until "the fullness of time." And I believe in the same way God isn't late, he's right on time.

    Be encouraged,

  7. all the time, God is good! :)

    love this outfit, too!