Hawk Nelson and Bart Millard. I have listened to this track over and over during the last few days to remind myself, to bring myself back to the realization of who I am and why I am where I am today. Seeing as I have been on a posting hiatus over the last however many months (probably a year) – oh well – there is no better time than the present.
A lot has happened, I travelled a lot in 2012 and moved to Vancouver. Most importantly, however, I am still doing what I love most in the world – enjoying God’s amazing creation through a scientific mindset. I can’t even begin to relay how difficult research in my field is, but something attracts me to it even if I am not the best. Maybe it is just the fact that the world we live on had to be created somehow, and that HOW is what keeps me coming back. Even after I think I can go no further.
I have realized over the past few months that being a single guy at 23 isn’t such a bad thing. My world has blown doors wide open in every direction; there are so many wonderful opportunities out there that have readjusted my thinking. Some people – you know who you are – may cringe at this next statement, but moving back to Minnesota is so far down the list of things to look forward to I can’t even see it. I have uncovered a new life. A new life full of nature, being true to myself, and being one with our creator. We all need a new adventure at some point in our lives.
What will you do to explore deeper into your heart?
Tuesday morning (by Lenscap)
There’s a certain sense of accomplishment, sense of fear, even a sense of surprise when a new place is explored. I know that’s how I feel whenever I go abroad, and that’s how I’m feeling right now, sitting in the heart of Rome. The only thing that would make this adventure one step better is a companion. We all now that feeling - “that place looks so awesome!” With the act of going to see that place, I always get anxious and most of the time it ends up being a solo party. During my escapades in the last year, I’ve realized how important it is to not only visit these places of interest, but visit with someone close to you. Newfoundland, Portugal, Spain, and Chile were also great because I was sharing, not taking it all for myself.
We all need a sense of adventure. Traveling is mine. What’s yours?
(See you soon, Snowflake and Thing 2!)