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LIVING IN SALT LAKE CITY

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It's been almost a month now and I still can't believe I'm living in such a beautiful place. A few months ago I never would've imagined I'd be living in Utah but now that I'm here I don't know why I didn't leave Texas sooner. Don't get me wrong, I love my home state and the people there but I needed change. I went though some things over the past couple of years that left me feeling lost and heavy with a head full of questions. But after a lot of prayer and soul-searching I realized that I needed to make some sacrifices. It's hard to explain but while I was living in Dallas I felt this pull that I needed to be somewhere else. That I had a whole world of possibilities waiting for me if I could just build the courage to move. And thanks to the love and support of my friends and family, I did. I found the courage and I made the decision to break my lease and move. I must admit  it was completely faith based because at the time I had no idea where I was moving to. I just knew it was away from Texas. Thankfully, God always has a plan for us, even if it's not what we'd expect.
An amazing family I've known for years offered me a room at their house in Salt Lake City. At that moment I was filled with so much peace because I knew it was what I needed to do. And despite the fact that I'd only been to the city twice, I packed up whatever I could fit into my car and I drove to Utah.
You may find me strange by saying this but, I am proud of myself. And I believe it is okay to feel that way from time to time. I made a huge decision based on faith and feeling and I am now confident that it was right. This is the time in my life that I have the ability and freedom to discover myself and The Lord's plan for me. And that's exactly why I moved. My hope is to build a more personal bond with God and myself while I am here and use what I learn to help others. In such a beautiful, mountainous place, I am constantly inspired and I will try my best to share my feelings and pictures with you on this new journey.

Be brave. Seek happiness. Help others.
Thank you for caring.
Love always,
Madeline

P.S. thank you to my talented friend Gregory Woodman for taking the two featured photos of me at Antelope Island. I feel blessed to have made such a great friend here with similar passions as I already. Be sure to check out his photography and follow his instagram.

“We can't be afraid of change. You may feel very secure in the pond that you are in, but if you never venture out of it, you will never know that there is such a thing as an ocean, a sea. Holding onto something that is good for you now, may be the very reason why you don't have something better.”
 

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3 Comments

  • Kelsey Dickson
    Kelsey Dickson
    July 28, 2013 at 10:37 pm

    I'm so proud of you, Madeline! You continue to inspire me every day, and I think what you're doing is just wonderful. I'm praying that you continue to discover yourself and God's plans for your life!

    Kelsey xx

    P.S. I adore the new site and pics!

    • Madeline Becker
      Madeline Becker
      July 30, 2013 at 11:01 am

      Kelsey you are always so sweet! Thank you for believing in me. I wish we could hang out sometime you seem like such a cool gal. Stay in touch!

      xx

      • Kelsey Dickson
        Kelsey Dickson
        August 9, 2013 at 9:49 pm

        I would like that a lot! I'm sure our paths will cross at some point in this crazy life! Until then x

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