"People always say, 'you sailed around the world? That's so brave!' You know what's really brave? Staying put and making a meaningful life." -Todd Hybels
For those of you who are familiar with Shauna Niequist, I found this quote (from her brother) on her instagram the other day and it really struck me and gave me a new perspective. For several years now, I have dreamed about traveling around the world…dreamt of how I would love to visit Paris, Iceland, Thailand, and Norway. To eat and experience food from different countries, meet people from different parts of the world. Until the other day, I hadn’t realized that I had been holding on to this dream so tightly. It was this quote that woke me up from that dream and I began to evaluate my life for what it is and where God has me right now.
As much as I would love to travel and see the world, I know that God has placed me here, in California with the man that I love, for a reason. He has given me opportunities that years ago, I never would’ve imagined that I would have. I’m beginning to realize that I don’t have to see the world to feel that I have lived a meaningful life. Maybe just staying is the greatest journey I could have hoped for.