That is how long it has been since I moved back to Idaho. Can you believe it?!?
On November 20, 2009 Ashlee and I loaded up our car and started the 872 mile trek back to Idaho. That was quite the day. I don't think I ever wrote about it on here. It was an incredibly, horrible day of epic proportions.
We struggling to smash everything in the car along with Blizzard & Archibald because our pod with everything else was already gone. It was so hard to say goodbye to Jenny. I tried not to actually think about it because it was too sad to have to deal with. I still don't think I've really dealt with it. How do you say goodbye to your best friend?
After a late start, Blizzard meowing for three hours non-stop and a cat potty stop I thought things were looking up, but they got progressively worse.
Because it is such a long story let me summarize as best as I can. We had to deal with stinky cat poop and cat vom in cramped quarters on the side of the road multiple times. Three different people stopped, including a cop to see if we were okay.
Then if it wasn't cat related, it was the weather. The wind in Nevada was terribly insane. It was so bad that it picked up a mattress on the side of the road and blew it towards our car. I sped up and luckily it flew right over. The dust was so bad that at times we couldn't see more than three feet in front of us. As we neared Oregon it began to rain and snow.
Then we almost hit, what we think was a bobcat, that was standing in the middle of the road. I missed it with my amazing swerving skills.
Idaho couldn't have come soon enough. Fortunately we made it safely home. I kept thinking that the day really couldn't get any worse, but it progressively did. Luckily we had a sense of humor and really, what other choice did we have, but to keep going?
I still can't quite believe I'm here. It is all just so strange to me. Am I really going to turn 25 in 2 months? Did I really graduate from high school 7 years ago and from college 3 years ago? Did I really live in California for 2 and a half years? What the heck am I supposed to do now?
If I have learned anything from my experiences it is that life NEVER goes exactly how you plan. And it really is okay. On May 31st it will be a year since I left my internship church, which was also the last time I had a full time job.
Does it suck not having any income and being thousands in debt? Does it suck not knowing what you want to do with your life? Yes, but its okay. Wanna know why?
Because I am in God's will and there is no other place I would rather be.
I am exactly where I am supposed to be. Even if I am jobless. Even if I am living with my parents. Even if I am flat broke. Even if I miss California. Even if I miss my besties in Seattle. Right here is okay.
I know God has brought me here, to this very moment. He has provided me with everything I need up to now and He will continue to provide for me. I don't know what the future holds for me, but I'm not going to worry about it.
It will be okay.
I will be okay.
Write your plans in pencil and give God the eraser.
Plan to be surprised.