As someone who is better at reading and writing than math, I have kept some sort of blog on and off since 8th grade, but in January of 2010 I was inspired to go deeper, be more personal, share more of my life and start this blog.
I went to the University of Missouri as an 18-year-old thinking I knew exactly who I was. I know now that I was wrong. Six years later, graduated from Texas A&M with a master’s degree in a subject I didn’t even know existed when I started college and started working as an academic advisor at a school I’d barely heard of when I was in high school. I’m still trying to figure out who I am and where I’m going and I transition into early adulthood and married life.
“But whatever was to my profit I now consider loss for the sake of Christ. What is more, I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them rubbish, that I may gain Christ and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ—the righteousness that comes from God and is by faith. I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, and so, somehow, to attain to the resurrection from the dead.
Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already been made perfect, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.”
I’m in progress and loving every minute of it.