A few months ago I celebrated my 32nd birthday. My parents made their first trip to visit me in Germany and we enjoyed traditional German food and plenty of sight-seeing around the province of Hessen. As messages of congratulations flew in from friends all over the world, I noted the occasional hint of awkwardness or […]Read More The Worst Kept Secret
It can be easy to look at the everyday, mundane nature of life and ask ourselves this very question. I remember reading a book in school that described people in the “rat race”. People going to and from their work and daily lives, like a swarm of mice going back and forth, back and forth, […]Read More So Why am I Here Again?
Heading home from New York City after my internship, I knew that my suitcase was overweight. I had tried to get rid of as much as I could before I left, but, after three months there, I not only carried my belongings home with me, but many sentimental items too. There were gifts from the […]Read More Adventure Awaits: Packing Light
I’m sure we’ve all been there at one time or another; we fall hopelessly for a man or woman who does not share the same feelings for us. We lose time day-dreaming about them and imagining a life together, making all sorts of plans for the future, while they live their lives without us in […]Read More The Ache of Unrequited Love
With my 31st birthday just a few weeks away, I have been reflecting on another year of God’s grace and faithfulness. What an incredible year it has been! However, more than that, I have come to recognise just how many needless concerns or insecurities I was burdened with throughout my twenties. So much worry and […]Read More Dear Twenty-Something Me…
In The Ten Year Wait I shared just some of the journey God has taken me on in the last 10+ years as I sought, and continue to seek, His perfect will & purpose for my life. But throughout that journey, there has been a second wait; an often more painful and difficult one. Namely, the wait […]Read More The Ten Year Wait (Part 2): Still Waiting
351 days ago I turned 29 years old. I spent my birthday at the wedding of two friends (congrats again, Gareth & Alison!) painfully aware of my singleness and confused, reflecting on that year and how differently it had turned out from what I had expected; feeling directionless and purposeless. Determined to make the last […]Read More Thirty Lessons to 30