Based in Frederick, Maryland, Digital Ink & Parchment is a blog by Alexandria Pallat. Her posts explore the integration of faith in every day life.

A Realization

A Realization

This life feels normal now. And you know what? That’s okay with me.

This season has forced me out of my comfort zone. I’ve done things and have been working toward things I wouldn’t have done otherwise. I’ve been getting to know myself. And I really needed that. I needed to find out my passions, my dreams, my desires. I needed to know I could.

God has really used this season to make me more confident in myself and realize what He has called me to. It’s still something I’m working on, and I’m nervous as can be, but I know God is behind it all.

When this season started, I didn’t think anything good could come from it. How could anything good come from heartbreak? How could I possibly recover from the depression I had sunk into? But that’s the thing: God makes a way when we don’t see a way. I had the opportunity to expand my career in ways I wouldn’t have. I have had the opportunity to expand my writing to write for regional magazines and join an incredible writing groups. I know these opportunities wouldn’t have come my way if the hard things had not happened because I wasn’t ready before. The hard things prepared me. God used it to prepare me for whatever comes next.

So if you’re realizing that however your life is going is your new normal, even if you’re not entirely happy about it, look at it as preparation for whatever is coming next. We all come across new normals throughout our lives, and each time they lead us to new destinations. What will yours be?

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Mother

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