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Stay Calm, Beloved

Life continually seems to bring intense seasons of change. Currently, I find myself in one of these seasons. I have just moved to a new state (Iowa), I am about to embark on a new journey through doctoral school, and essentially everything is new here in Iowa. I have found this unsettling feeling of being foreign is isolating and challenging. I would be lying if I said that I wasn’t feeling the familiar pang of homesickness in my new “home.” My husband and I moved here prior to my program starting so that he could search for a new job in this new land. We know not one person, and we are both currently unemployed. This leaves us in an interesting stage that requires our dependence on our faith, on one another, and on our ability to persist through the uncertainty.

I am a city girl born and raised. I grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and spent most of my high school days in the city. After high school I went to college out in California where I was close to LA and its sprawling city life. After college I moved back to Chicago where I...Continue Reading