365 day ago I moved from Dahlonega, GA to Topeka, KS. And I love it. I am so happy that I listened and moved in God’s timing. Born 1995, Moved to Camp Hope 2002, Moved to Topeka, KS 2016.
It has definitely been a year of firsts and new things.
Bought a car | Entirely in cash
Started a new job
Went to a new assembly and met some amazing people
Went to more Bible conferences than I ever have before
Moved into my own place
Graduated college with an AAS in Business Technology
Spending Christmas away from my family
Moved again and signed my first lease
Some not so monumental things include:
Defining my style | I’m almost there
Learning to live on my own
Learning to cook for one person
Hospitality | Having people over for dinner
Working with the chapel Youth Group
Making some great friends who have changed my life
I cannot wait for this next year. I would have never thought that I would be living in Kansas, 869 miles from where I grew up in Dahlonega, GA, a place that I called home for 14 years.
So thank you to everyone who has supported me in this change.
For my family | Trusting that I am in God’s hands and sending me out. Being a phone call away when I have a question
For the chapel here in Topeka | Welcoming me in with open arms even when you couldn’t figure our why I had moved here.
And to the friends I have made here in Topeka | You are amazing! Listening to me when I start to panic about why I’ve moved here. Being family on Christmas. Being family in general. And so much more than I can say in one post.
I’ve lived in Topeka, KS for 5 months.
No one else really remembers but I do. And I’m excited that I’ve made it this long. I’ve occasionally had second thoughts but not for very long. Why? Because I know that this is where I am supposed to be. I know that this is where the Lord led me when I prayed about moving. I trust in Him even when it isn’t easy.
Of course I miss my family but I’m thankful that they’re just a phone call away. I know it makes it easier on my mom when she hears that I’m doing ok and I know she appreciates me calling everyday. Even though I’ve moved away, I honestly think that I’ve grown closer to my siblings through the move and for that I’m thankful.
Now I just need to plan a trip back to Georgia, but who knows when that will be. 🙂
Every other Sunday I go to Youth Group from 6-8:30. I’m not technically the right age to attend and I’m not really helping but I’ve been going so I can get to know the youth from the chapel. In the last two months, I’ve gone to two retreats and had a chance to get to know those that went as well. When I got the house where youth group would be tonight, I went downstairs to put my bag down and found some of the there. I went to sit by [C]. Now getting to the point of this post, one of the first things that [C] told me is that she was really glad that I came to youth group. It might not seem like much but when you’re new to town and having to make new friends, it’s these little things that count. All evening, [C] hung out with me and, even though I’m not her age, it was really nice to feel wanted there. The funny thing with [C] hanging out with me tonight, is that she’s been laid on my heart and it has sort of pushed me toward wanting to take the steps to hang out with her. I would appreciate prayer in figuring out to go about it.