Finally Complete.

Today, I did something that I have not done is quite some time. I went to church.

When I was younger, I was extremely involved in church. Whether it be a southern baptist or a methodist, I was always involved. Well, since I just moved to a new town, I decided I wanted to get back into the swing of going. I was actually really excited to go. I woke up extremely early, and could not go back to sleep. My want to attend church was at an all time high. 

During the service, there were times when I had to just sit there and reflect on what I had been doing the past year. Where had I been? What was my higher purpose here? Well today, it all came together for me.

I needed to get my close, personal relationship with God back. 

Today in church, we were talking about other things being your “god”, or taking the place of the almighty. I had done that. Though I can not pinpoint one thing that was taking over gods place in my life, something had. And during the sermon, I had a revelation that I needed to regain it. 

Today has been phenomenal. I went to church, and from then on, I have just felt complete. I am actually going to go buy a new bible tomorrow, so I can read in the word more than just on Sundays during the sermon. Without God being your #1, you will fall. Nothing lasts forever except for the eternal love that we can only get from our God, and that really clicked for me today. 

Hopefully with me being in a town place and it being a new year, I can get back into the swing of things and become a better version of myself. 

 

—xoxo, Brooke.

Lifelong Friendships

ZTA

As 2014 rolls around, I am tossing in my guns and starting out fresh. In Fall of 2012, I was attending Arkansas Tech University as a freshman, and I got a bid from the fabulous {Zeta Tau Alpha}. Little did I know these people would become my best friends.

These girls have made me laugh, made me cry, made me mad, and made me want to punch a hole in the wall, but I would not trade my experience with ZTA for anything. I will miss the late night dancing, the random wine Wednesdays (that were on more than just Wednesdays), dancing on tables after 11pm, and learning to two step in a living room blaring 90s country music. I got cooking lessons to turn me into a “wifey”(which failed MISERABLY), and I got really good at hand-washing dishes. With that being said, these girls pushed me to my limits, and told me what I needed to hear.

As 2014 rolled in, I moved to Fayetteville, Arkansas and will be attending the University of Arkansas this upcoming spring semester (OMG SO EXCITED). I do not know many people here but I am so excited to start fresh and learn how to do things on my own. I have a new job, a new apartment, a new school, a new town; if 2014 doesnt hold new and exciting things, then I must be doing something wrong.

So as the new year has passed, just remember one quote I heard today: “When was the last time you did something for the first time?” Tomorrow is not for certain, so take a jump and be adventurous.

Until next time.

–xoxo, Brooke.