When I moved out of my parents’ house last year, I didn’t think it would be that big of a change from my life at the time. I would pay rent and utility bills, yes, but I had done that in college. I was working full-time; that, really, was the newest thing.
Whether the move precipitated or coincided with other decisions I made that fall, moving into my own space changed my life. For the first time, I had a regular social schedule. I was also committed to a ministry that operated on weeknights and weekends instead of just Sunday mornings or a week in the summer. It was completely new.
I spent a lot of my time this summer, when I wasn’t working or reading, engaging people in life and conversation and I had a blast doing it. Many of those activities and commitments are carrying over to the fall, and I’m excited to see how God continues to grow me in the midst of that.
At the same time, it can be a little overwhelming, especially when you’re as introverted as I am. So instead of creating a traditional mood board for today’s Blogtember prompt, I created a quick art piece to describe my life to you. I’m happy to explain the symbolism if you’d like to know, but in this post, at least, I think I’ll let it speak for itself.