I remember sitting in the university library and having an overwhelming urge to take a trip to Scotland. I had been following and adoring the hilarious Helen and her blog and was excited when she invited me to visit. I was just as excited when my parents were ok with the whole thing. I had been abroad once before when I was sixteen for an exchange program, but never had I spent anytime alone in a hotel. But they agreed to put my Christmas money toward the trip and that was that.
Two months later I found myself walking the streets of Glasgow, having a hotel room all to myself, and laughing the days away while exploring with Helen.
I knew this was what I needed. Time alone. Time to grow, stretch, reach—on my own. It was during those ten days in the UK that I decided to search for opportunities to au pair…
What I learned, most of all from that brilliant, inspiring trip, was that when things are meant to be, they don’t have to be forced; things will fall into place when you let them.
This is one of the biggest things I struggle with; “Letting go & letting God,” as my sweet mother would say.
But I’m trying. Lord knows I’m trying. And so far, I think I’m making progress, or hope so, at least. Bit by bit. Piece by piece. My heart is starting to pace itself; my mind is starting to relax.
Now—after having faith and patience—I find myself here. It’s more wonderful than I could have ever imagined or planned.
And that’s why I’m no longer a hopeless romantic; rather, my heart is overflowing with hope.