My name is Jenn and I am 21 years old.
I live in an apartment complex that advertises “Senior Discount” as a perk of living here.
I think they should advertise the fact that there are cockroaches that swarm the back lot every night and if they were larger we could say they were “guard animals.”
I used to stay up late and loved to go “out” and live a “glamorous” lifestyle.
Now my favorite part of the day is coming home to see my cat and taking my pants off.
I used to be really exciting, outgoing, and fun.
These days I’m pretty boring, and like to keep things low key.
Not long ago I thought I was moving to New York City to focus on myself and become a famous actress.
These days I find myself making the 30 minute drive almost daily to my hometown. I can’t seem to get away from it. Additionally, while I’m learning much about myself, I pray for a lifetime of humble service to others.
I used to have a lot of friends, and then I had no friends, and now I fall somewhere in between with a few great people I can almost always rely on.
I used to love big cities, nightlife,and crowds of people.
These days they overwhelm me and I enjoy weekend trips in the country.
I used to think I wouldn’t even get married until I was 30+ and would probably just marry a man for money.
Today is my 2.5 year dating anniversary with the love of my life and I can’t wait until we decide to make a life-long commitment to eachother.
I used to wake up hours early to shower, shave, exfoliate, apply full make up, and style my hair.
Sometimes I don’t remember when I last showered or washed my hair and consider it a “good day” when I don’t have to wear makeup!
I used to be in a really unhealthy dating relationship(s).
The boy I’m in love with does his best to love me like Jesus– with grace, forgiveness, and even gifts from the heart when I feel undeserving.
I used to love meat.
Now I’m a vegetarian.
I used to want to travel somewhere glamorous and romantic like France.
This past March I went to the Kingdom of Swaziland to serve HIV/AIDS orphans…. but I fell in love there too.
I used to think God was far off and distant.
Yesterday I saw myself dancing with Jesus in my mind’s eye.
I used to feel pretty alone even though I was surrounded by people and had lots of “friends.”
This summer I have been brought to tears by the community that surrounds me and the people who have invested in me.
I can’t wait for more realizations : )