The American Dream.


Somewhere along the way we all started accepting society's timeline for our lives; graduate high school, attend the best college, get your dream job, marry the love of your life, purchase the best house, have two perfect kids and live happily ever after. For some reason we're supposed to do all of this in sequential order, while maintaining a perfect figure and getting 8 hours of sleep a night. Yeah, okay.

I found myself in a mess when I tried to achieve success by the world's definition. I failed at it and felt like I could never catch up. This time last year I took a step back from what culture had defined for me and sought what God had to say.

I still don't have it all figured out. I don't have 10 secrets to achieving it all by 30. Some days I'm just happy to spray in some dry shampoo, drink my coffee, and to make it through the day. Other days I feel like Wonder Woman. But what I do know is that when I stopped trying to achieve the world's timeline and I started pursuing what God had for me, I found peace. I found comfort and the pressure was off. Maybe I won't be a millionaire by the time I'm 30, but I wake up every day knowing that each step of my path has been guided by him because I've acknowledged him there.

Take off the world's view and ask God what He has for you. There's a lot more joy in it.