This is a weird post for me to write. If you told me 4 months ago that I would be writing this, I wouldn’t have believed you. Darci gave me a verse months ago.
See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland.
I read that over and over. I am READY for God to do something new in me. I’m ready for a change. I’m ready to chase some lions. I’m scared to death!
I am moving to Kansas City. Insane? Yes. Weirdest place I ever thought I would live? Pretty much. Who lives in Kansas? Besides my bff Eliza Bell that is. Who lives in Kansas? Dorothy & Toto. But beyond that…who the heck knows. I’m going to find out I guess. I never imagined this happening, but God did.
So a little back story. My sister’s wedding was amazing. The two weeks I spent in NC were full of wonderful people, many new friends, encouragement, companionship, and FUN. I haven’t been so happy in a long time. When I was driving home I was so sad. My life in Rochester is not bad. Don’t get me wrong. But I haven’t been happy, really happy, in a long time. My job is frustrating and hard, my living situation is a blessing, but it is also hard. Most of my best friends have moved away. I feel very stagnant here. Alone. So I have been thinking and praying about my next step. What should it be. I have talked to many wise people in my life. EVERYONE has urged me to take a leap, move away, try another place. People I barely even know have prayed for me and told me the same thing.
Liz moved to Kansas City a few months ago. She is my kindred spirit. I miss her dearly. Her living situation is great and she suggested I move there with her. I didn’t really even consider it. But things kept falling into place. Kansas? Really? I was thinking more like Boston, Charleston, something coastal, familiar, not the middle of the country in the middle of flat lands full of corn. But God’s plans are better and as things have fallen into place I have just begun to pray more and more. And everything is fitting together and yeah, I am moving to Kansas.
So this is my big announcement. I’m sorry if I didn’t get to tell you in person. I tried to see everyone and tell everyone, but I know I missed people. I will be leaving the last week of August, so if you live in Rochester, I hope to see you before then! I am EXCITED to live in a new place and be able to have new adventures. I can’t wait to go to Colorado, St. Louis, Dallas, and all the places in the middle of the country that I haven’t seen. I’m excited to be with Liz and to work at a new Starbucks, and to meet tons of new people.
I will miss my family, my friends, my church, my puppy. I am so sad to leave so many great people behind. But I know that I have made friendships here that will last a lifetime no matter where we are. I have made memories I will never forget. And I can’t wait to see what God will write for me on the next chapter of my life. I’ll blog a lot so you can see it too!
We love u Gina! Miss u already, but just don’t see u eNough now! We’ll have to squeeze it in soon :). Also, must have a farewell party…. Willing to help or host! This post encourages me and reminds me of Gods faithfulness, aNd His great love for you, and the great mighty work He continues to do in u! Whoot…. And it gave me goose pimples….
Kimberly Kilgore ;) said:
I’m SOOOO excited for you sister! I’m not going to lie…I cried when I read this. Moving is the most terrifying yet thrilling thing! I can not wait to hear of all your new adventures and see what God does next in your life!!!!
oh gina! i love you so much and i am so lucky that God is sending you my way! His plans really are the best and i can’t wait to see where this step will lead you. i am so excited for you to be here and for all our adventures that await us :]
So happy for you! I hope I can accompany you on the drive down 🙂