Maybe the secret to not being invested in who of all your friends is getting married/having babies/buying a house/buying a dog/buying a gummybear factory is as simple as learning to be content and happy with what you’ve had? First comes the breaking even feeling of contentment, then comes happiness from re-evaluating and noticing that what you actually need has already been given to you. Way better than the “first comes love, then comes marriage” because marriage is hard, and if it’s coming, it comes when it comes.
I am a second-grade teacher and pastor-to-be who loves people. I spend my weekends with friends or wandering the museums of DC alone and with a journal, trying to put words on the places of the soul that still feel wordless. I spent most of my days at school trying to learn patience through my students and running on sheer nerdy passion. I follow Jesus Christ, and savor that as my most important identity--that I am a child of God, as are infinite others, regardless of their other identities. Christ is my one thing. View all posts by haleynoohra