A lot of crummy stuff has been happening in my life lately.
As a result I've been stressed/anxious/sad/worried/lonely. But tonight as I was driving home... I realized something. These trials aren't a punishment at all. They're a blessing.
One day I will look back at the fact that I was rejected to grad school and realize why. One day I will think about all the boys who broke my heart and smile, because they all prepared me to be with my eternal companion. One day as I'm raising my children and writing novels during nap time I will think back fondly on a time when I worked for one of the best non-profit organizations in the world and know it changed me for good.
Everything that is happening right now is preparing me for the future. And I couldn't be more grateful!
P.S. In Utah there is an actual "Up" house. Yes, from the movie. We couldn't go inside because someone purchased the model home but here are a few pics I managed to snap.