So when I looked back at my original profile picture and thought about jumping on the “How Hard Did Aging Hit You Challenge,” I didn’t want to share because obviously I’m no longer 110 pounds, but I decided to post this because I am so glad that I’m NOT! Maybe those who aren’t feeling like sharing their aging process need to hear my story.
I look back here at someone who was performing and striving to earn my worth, in every single area. I was always taking extra credits in college, hustling as a shift manager at Starbucks downtown Chicago, remaining on the honor roll, ran multiple half marathons, maintained a social life, ministry leadership, and boyfriend, all while seeming 100% pulled together.
I had to do and be all these things to be enough, and sadly I think that I thought this was how God wanted me to live. I thought the gospel was just the first step, and that I needed to spend the rest of my life trying really hard for God, I had no idea it was truly grace at every turn.
Fast forward 12 years later and I’m not hanging out in the 110’s anymore, butRead More