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Design Life You Love


"She designed a life she loved"

Designed Life


You can't see it in this picture, but Mt. Rainier is just below the word "She". It was such a breath-taking view that I had to sit down and take it all in. And it was at this moment, sitting on a pile of true mountain rocks, I realized I absolutely loved my life.

There I was, entirely swallowed up by the vastness and beauty of raw nature. My sister and I had hiked for quite a while, with this destination in mind. But we had no idea how in awe we would be when we reached this place. A small lake was nestled in the valley below, and mountains,laced with pine trees, surrounded us on all sides. To say it was incredible would be an understatement.

This dream of traveling the world and taking in all life had to offer was becoming a reality. I was really starting my own photography business to make these dreams possible. I was out in the middle of nowhere with one of my favorite persons on the planet. I was on a mountain. In Washington State. Staring at a huge mountain peak, playing peek-a-boo with me between cloud formations. This mountain makes its own weather patterns! I was in awe. Which, wouldn't you know it, caused some introspection. And what I found inside me, made me smile. I wasn't letting fear of failure hold me back any longer. I was untethering myself from conventional life and instead, finding freedom in the unknown.

This moment didn't come from luck, chance, or happenstance. I decided to build my life around my passions, talents, giftings, and callings. I decided, one choice at a time, that lead me to sitting on that mountain spot, absolutely loving the life I was designing for myself. To which, I will have many more amazing moments, just as incredible as this one. I am designing a life I love.

My challenge to you is this: don't wait to your ship to come in. Build one, learn how to steer her, and set sail! Make one choice today that will help your tomorrow be what you dream it to be. Choice by intentional choice, you can do it! Turn that corner, go for that finish line, and create a life you can honestly say you love. It won't be easy, but it will definitely be worth it! Because you are worth it!

Photo taken with iPhone 4, October 2014, Mt. Rainier National Park, Washington State.
Copyrighted Reflections of Revelation.



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