• Syd

Something is Brewing



And that’s it. Just like that, another book in the series of life has ended.


The end of semester is weird its like “wow I am so happy to be done but yet I don’t wanna leave but then… I can’t wait to be home.” And not a single one of these emotions outweighs the other, they’re all just sitting there looking at each other thinkin’ “so what now?” So as I sit here in a room where half of my stuff is packed yelling, “let’s get out of here and go home” the other half is shouting back, “No shot, I’m not leaving. This is home” I can’t help but reminisce.


Memories have been brewed in McWhorter 506 (aka my dorm room) and It’s not easy to just dump the pot and start a fresh pot (lol I love coffee so I am loving this analogy). Fun fact: I am not a big fan of change. When things are going great the last thing I want to happen is for the greatness to be disrupted. And let me tell you folks…things are going great. I mean this past semester has been one of the best yet. Shoot, ya girl got a boyfriend (a pretty awesome one at that), I grew closer to some pretty killer friends, volleyball was fantastic besides the minor setback of mono, my walk with the Lord has grown exponentially and just so many other GREAT things have happened. Honestly, it blows my mind at how blessed I truly am. So that’s why change hasn’t been on my bucket list recently.


That was until I started cleaning out my room to start the whole moving out process. Life advice: Yes, moving is not fun but it gives you an opportunity to look back on some great memories, especially when you stumble upon one little item that reminds you of someone or something sooo enjoy it. I say this because I stumbled upon my planner from high school. I started flipping through the pages and came across little notes that my friends had scribbled in the margins. One really stuck out to me, it was written by one of my best friends… Ms. Micayla Bedoian. She was definitely a “BFFL—Best friend for life” in high school and sadly we drifted away in college. It’s funny though because although we don’t talk every week I know she’s still in my corner. I am rooting for her now just as much as I was in high school when I got to see her everyday. That’s the thing about a book in a series, the book ends but the plot continues, the characters remain and the story endures. I say this because when high school ended I didn’t have this mindset on change. I knew a big change was coming. I also knew that the upcoming 4 years of my life were gonna have a hard time out doing the last 4. I doubted that college would be better than high school, after all I went to the best high school, had the best friends, lived in the best little town and just had the best of the best. However, have you heard of a dude named Jesus?                         Did you just say yes?             Cool you should have.


Just hold onto this little piece while I continue to ramble.


Moving on…Another treasure I found in my planner were my weekly quotes and bible verses. When I first bought my planner I spent an entire evening penciling in quotes and bible verses for every week. I purposely put this quote “There are far BETTER things ahead than any we LEAVE behind” for the week that I would start classes at UGA. (Side note: don’t get me wrong, I was super pumped to be at UGA and excited for the future. I don’t want you to get my hesitancy on change mixed up with dread of the future) also (Update: I moved from my half empty dorm room to a pillar on top of a parking deck at UGA. The parking deck is a hot spot for my friends Caroline and AK, and myself to journal and enjoy a beautiful view of the campus. Sorry just had to add in that little insight.)


Alright, back on track. I purposely wrote that quote because I knew I would need that reminder to keep looking ahead. The sad thing is I probably didn’t even believe it then but now 2 years later I look back and say wow. YES, there are far BETTER things ahead than any we LEAVE behind. Ya know why? Well I’ll tell ya. Romans 8:28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. AND my all time fave Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.


I literally look back now and am like, “Syd, you dumbo why would you fear change?”

Listen to me here. Currently I am sitting between two fantastic people: Caroline and Anna Kate. God could have chosen any two girls to be my roommates but no, he chose them. (I also have a third roommate, Bre! She’s purty cool too!). God could have chosen any college for me to go to but no, he chose the University of Georgia. God could have said that my volleyball career would end during high school but he said no, continue. God could have placed a different student teacher in my high school Psychology class but no, he chose Jack Woerner who would eventually lead me to my boyfriend Charlie Woerner. God could have done whatever he wanted to which makes it even cooler that he specifically chose all these pieces to fall into place. Now don’t get me wrong. I had to put in some work in order to play volleyball here and I definitely had to jump through some hurdles to meet Charlie but none-the-less God made it happen.


This post might not mean a lot to you but it means a ton to me. It took moving out of my dorm, going through my senior year high school planner, reading a quote from two years ago for me to realize that those two verses are not just words scribbled on a piece of paper. My friends, these words are living and breathing. God is making moves in your life right now that you would never dream of making. I really don’t understand why I doubt our almighty God but boy do I need to stop. He proves to me time after time that he truly is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path (Psalm 119: 105).


So as some of my boxes yell, “let’s get out of here and go home!” and the others shout, “No shot, I’m not leaving. This is home.” I kindly tell them both to shut up. For I am so beyond blessed to have a home and a family in two different states miles and miles apart.

And that’s it. Just like that, another book in the series of life has ended.

But don’t worry friends… the sequel has already been written.

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