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  • Writer's pictureMaddy Sims

A season of thankfulness

This week, I wanted to change up my post just a little bit (I hope that is okay with everyone!!). With Thanksgiving coming this week, I have just been reflecting on everything going on in my life lately and just really how thankful I am for all of the people I am surrounded by. Now, I really am just not a mushy gushy person. I honestly really have a hard time expressing my feelings and all of that to people (this has always been a flaw of mine and something I constantly have to be aware of and work on, but that's okay we all have our flaws!) but I wanted to just take a little bit of time to reflect and share just how thankful I am for everyone around me!

This year has been filled with so many ups and downs (I will go into more detail about this in an upcoming blog!). Really, it has been filled with consistent seasons of change and really not knowing what would be happening next. Now anyone who knows me, knows that I am SUCH a planner (I touched on this in last weeks post) and I really have a hard time embracing and accepting change. In college, I really was good about embracing change and knowing that it was inevitable. But, as I graduated, moved back home, started my internship and eventually began my job search and stepping into the "real" world, change and not knowing what was coming next stressed me out soooo much and terrified me. This season of life for me was so hard. I was so caught up in not knowing where I would be next that I was just anxious and honestly sad a lot of the time. I was difficult to be around and just down on myself and negative most of the time. And of course, like we all do, I took this out on the people closest to me. I tend to do this from time to time because like I said earlier, I keep a lot of my feelings to myself and then they eventually just all pour out.

Eventually, this season passed and I really began to just embrace this season of life that I was/have been in. I am a firm believer that everything in your life happens for a reason and that know matter what, God is placing you and leading you exactly where you need to be. Scripture is always something that gets me through everything, the good and the bad. During this season, I also began to read a little bit (I have never been a reader so this was big for me). One book in specific really impacted me as I was going through all of this unknown. It is called "Own Your Everyday" by Jordan Lee Dooley. This book really just opened my eyes to so much and reminded me that God has got me and is leading me right where I am supposed to be. It taught me to just rest and trust and to enjoy this season of life.

One of the verses that has weighed so heavy on my heart these last few months is -

"When the time is right, I, the Lord, will make it happen." Isaiah 60:22.

So, to everyone that is closest to me, my family, Trenten, our closest family friends, my best gals, thank you so much for supporting me and always being there through all the ups and downs. I really have a hard time relying on other people because I am so independent, but all of your constant love and support is something I am more than thankful for. Thank you for just checking in to see how I have been doing, for encouraging me, for supporting me and for constantly reminding me that everything would work out exactly how it is supposed to. I could never express to each of you just how thankful I am for you and everything you do for me. I am so lucky that I am surrounded by such great people. I am one lucky gal and I could never ever express how much you all mean to me and how grateful I am for y'all. I don't say it enough but really I am so thankful.

And a big thank you to everyone who constantly supports me and keeps up with all of my posts and this little adventure I have been on these last couple of months. I could never thank you enough for believing in me. I hope everyone has a great week with all of their family and friends. Happy, happy Thanksgiving. I will be back next week with my Thanksgiving day look. I hope you guys enjoyed :)

xoxo Mads <3

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