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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Adulthood (07/30/09)

TITLE: Every Day Is a New Adventure
By Karla Carlson
07/31/09


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Have you ever said to yourself I am not where I thought I would be at this point in my life? So many times we look back and see where we had made our life plans, knew the path we wanted to take in life, yet we ended up somewhere different. Maybe you thought would were going to grow up and be a doctor. For me I thought being a Teacher was my calling. I thought I would live in a cute house with a white picket fence, married with 2.5 kids and live happily ever after. That is not where I ended up. One of my biggest lessons in adulthood I had to learn is that the road ahead is not a predictable one. We can plan, make our lists, set our goals, but in the end life is full of unexpected changes and twists.

At one point in my life I found this so frustrating, because no matter how I tried my plans were not working out the way they were supposed to. It took some time for me to realize, that life is not about my plans but about the Lordís plans for me. Jeremiah 29:11 says, ďFor 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.Ē This was a verse my mother gave to me during a time where I was struggling to figure out who I was as a single adult out on my own. It is easy to think that our parents have it so easy, until we reach that point in adulthood where reality sets in. Plans change, responsibilities increase and we discover that life as an adult is hard.

Once I accepted this reality, my perspective slowly began to change. At one of my first professional jobs I had a friend make a comment to me on my first day, that I would love working there because every day was a new adventure. Wow, I loved that! How that changed my perspective on life. When we begin to look at our lives as an adventure, it can make the bumps in the road a little easier. Change becomes more manageable, because you get excited about the unknown and the adventures ahead. Donít let the turns in the road get you down. Instead know that this life is a daily adventure and that the Lord has a fantastic journey just waiting for you around the next bend.


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Dan Blankenship 08/06/09
Excellent point and good writing. I wish you had went a little longer and been more specific (personal), but I still enjoyed your work!


May God bless and keep you writing!

Sincerely,
Dan Blankenship
Connie Dixon08/10/09
Loved your friend's positive thought about looking at life as an adventure. That's a great way to seize the day. Good job!