Right now, I know I am right where I am supposed to be. The Lord has shown me this again and again this past year. I just moved to the cutest historical hipster neighborhood and am living with one my best friends who encourages me daily with her wisdom and prayers. And as a nurse at the cancer hospital, everyday I leave working hoping I made a difference in someone's life. Some days are hard. Our patients are dying. It's overwhelming and I've lost count of the times I've cried on my walk home. But I know that is what I am supposed to be doing. I am content with this season for the first time since graduating.
So when I grow up I want to be ... right where the Lord wants me. I know I'll be the most happy, the most joyful, the most at peace I could ever be if I'm doing what the Lord wants and has called me to do. Whether that means I'm someone's wife and lots of little peoples mommy, or measuring fundal heights and delivering babies as a midwife, or exploring the world and using my nursing skills as a missionary nurse through an organization like Mercy Ships or Catholic Medical Mission Boards, or giving myself totally to Him as a Sister (top contenders: Missionaries of Charity, Dominicans, Franciscan Sisters of the Renewal) - obviously I have a lot of discerning to do!
“For each one of us, the Lord has his vocation, that place He wants us to live our lives - we must seek it, find it; and then, continue in it, always going onward.” - Pope Francis