I think the phrase “weathering the rain” works perfectly to describe the season of life that I have found myself in lately (both figuratively and literally). I think everyone has those moments where life just seems grey – not to mention that it’s also April, so Mother Nature definitely doesn’t hold back from giving us those gloomy/rainy spring days.
It’s also that time at the end of the semester where the assignments and hours spent studying seem endless. I forced myself to make a “to-do” list of everything that I have to turn in before summer break and just looking at the list gave me an excuse to wanna take a coffee break. I think life just has a way of completely overwhelming people when they least expect it. Lately, I’ve felt like I’ve been going through the motions of life without stopping to enjoy the little moments that come along with each day. I feel like these moments are overshadowed by the stress of school, friendships, and just basic life. Like I said in a previous blog post, my goal for this year was to be more mindful about the people I choose to put my energy towards. So, as I’ve grown throughout this last semester of my junior year in college, I feel like I’ve had to weather a lot of storms when it came to finding those real, authentic friendships.
I fully believe that God puts people in our life for just a season of learning, and others for a lifetime. I think with the pressures of school and trying to maintain healthy friendships, it can be a lot to handle. But, the one thing I’ve been trying to remind myself is that He wouldn’t put me through a storm that I couldn’t weather. No doubt that school can be discouraging at times, and the loss of friendships you thought would last forever can make you question the things that are going on in your life, but I’ve tried to lean more on my faith throughout this season. Jeremiah 29:11 says, “for I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” This serves as a reminder that even on my worse days, God knows my weaknesses and gives me the strength and hope for what will come next. I know there’s a little bit of good in every “bad day,” because God’s plan for my life is greater than any storm.
My little bit of sunshine during these past few rainy April days has also been my new rain boots! I’ve been obsessed with my bright-yellow Wellibobs from Joules. Personally, I’ve never been a fan of April because I didn’t like all the rain. But now, I welcome the rain and any rain puddle that is left behind. I think something as simple as buying a cute pair of rain boots can help make rainy days better (not to mention they have bumblebees on them). I think sometimes it feels like life is just pouring down on you, but it’s important to find something small in every day that gives you a reason to smile and “weather the rain.”
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