five minute friday {first}

It’s the first five minute friday of the year! Woo! How fitting is the prompt tonight:



gonna actually attempt to do this one in five minutes, hehe.



This is the first year in a long time (lonnnng time) that  I’m not going into it with a sure plan.

When I was in high school, I had plans to become a teacher;

When I was in college, I was in the process of becoming a teacher;

Then August happened. And for the first time in my life, I literally have no sense of direction about what’s “next” for me in my life.

I spent so much of my life around this one solitary plan that I never gave any other ideas much thought.

This year though, is a clean slate. And I can’t decide whether it’s more terrifying or freeing. 

My usual overthinker type-A self is screaming. OMG WHAT AM I GOING TO DO WITH MY LIFE AHHHHH I NEED A PLAN.

Well, last year I learned what happens when I live by a single plan: I fall flat on my face when the plan falls apart. 

There’s a small part of me that thinks this is the most exciting thing ever. While terrifying and anxious, this gives me the opportunity to try new things, explore new ideas… things I never thought I could do. It’s exhilirating knowing that I am not tied down to a plan and a certain career right now.




timer’s up and I finished! woohoo! I did wanna add one thing:

Writing this reminded me of one of my favorite verses, one that is totally relatable in this messy plan-less chapter:

Watch closely: I am preparing something new! it’s happening now,even as I speak, and you’re about to see it. I am preparing a way through the desert;
    Waters will flow where there had been none.” 
(Isaiah 43:19 Voice)

See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it-I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland..jpg

for the first time in a long time, I’m starting completely over. and i’m excited.

excited for the other FMF prompts to come!!

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