Tuesday, July 17, 2018

sunflower farm + update

hey y'all! I haven't posted an update on here in a while so here we go! First off, I went to a sunflower field with a few of my friends today and it was amazing! The georgia heat is in full swing and we're surrounded by bees, but the sunflowers were worth seeing! 

We all took cute pictures and walked down the rows of sunflowers and saw the cute old trucks they have sitting around the farm. If you're ever in Georgia check out Anderson's Sunflower Farm, its the cutest picture spot and you can buy your own sunflowers! We ended up buying a dozen sunflowers and just split them between the five of us which worked out perfectly. 
Now i know I haven't posted an update since orientation so here are a few things that have been going on in my life:

- I turned 18 yesterday (finally) and had the best birthday ever thanks to all of the special people in my life

- I move in to college in just 37 days!

- I just got back from Italy to celebrate my cousin getting married (i'm working on writing the posts about my week in Italy)

- plus I've been working on a few exciting projects!!

I've been feeling stuck lately with what exactly I want to do in life and have been in a dry season with my faith, but some recent events have reminded me that even in these dry seasons I am still filled with the joy of the Lord and I have Him guiding my every step. I love sharing the fun highlights of my life on here but I also think it's important to share the hard stuff as well. Let's be real, everyone goes through hard seasons of life but instead of just ignoring it and waiting for it to pass, I'd rather face it head on and find out how I can make the situation as best as possible. Recently I thought that I could go through life without spending time with God every morning because I said "I'm too busy" or "I'm just too tired to read and take notes" but doesn't that just hurt the One who died for me? I found I was putting my needs above others and had blinders on from seeing the path that the Lord had for me because I thought my plan would've been the best. He has never said "Oh i'm too busy to love Reagan today" or "Im just too tired to hear from Reagan" because thats not who He is, He is the one who overflows love and is always there to hear our prayers without hesitation. If I spend time with Him then I become more like Him and start pouring out love to all of the people around me and that's the kind of person I want to be. I want to be compassionate, patient, and full of grace but the only way I can do that is if I spend time with the One who embodies all of that. 

This post was all over the place, but my life is messy right now (a good mess) and that's perfectly okay! I'll be uploading a two-part post about my week in Italy very soon so be on the lookout for that!

With Love,