today is my last day in idaho. sad, i know. after nearly 6 years going to school, starting up wonderful friendships, creating tons of memories, and working at my first real job, i am bidding farewell. i am not sure when i will return but this is a part of growing up. the world is too big to be stuck in one place and there are too many amazing people to meet.
starting may 14th evan and i are heading out on our cross-country bike trip. we are super excited and anxious to see what and who we encounter. we all have hopes and dreams so we can't just stay stagnant and settle down, go out and live your dreams! i cannot stress this enough. don't settle for a career or buying a house or something else if its not what you want to do. its your life, so live it. yeah we may make mistakes or bad choices, but everyone does and we have to learn from them and keep going. it doesn't mean that eventually you don't get a house or start a career, everything comes in time.
i am thankful to have such a great support from friends and family for this bike trip; it means a lot to me to be able to go on this adventure. i will not be the same person after this trip so i am not making anything final for what i do after. i have some ideas of what i would like to do: possibly join the peace corps, work on a documentary film, try and find a job dealing with video. it is up in the air but that is exciting to me.
when i left for college my parents gave me a plaque with Jeremiah 29:11 on it: "'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.'" i don't know what my future holds but i am trusting in God to show me His way; He knows my heart and my desires and i am trusting in Him to honor them.
i cannot thank God enough for the time i have spent here in idaho. i have grown up a ton, figured out who i am, made life long friends, and grown in my relationship with Him. it's been amazing and hard to leave but this isn't goodbye, it's just see ya later.
if you are wondering where i am this summer or why i haven't updated this blog, it's probably because i'm living off of my bike. follow me on our bike journey at Will We Make It Across?