I look really happy in this picture because I truly was in that moment. I mean, it’s my name on a fancy hotel. However, in a world where people present nothing but their best selves, I’m choosing to be honest by saying I’m not always like this.
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Lately, I’ve been tired and a little stressed. My jobs have put me on the road this past week and while it’s been fun, the things back home which need doing get left behind and pile up. The list of to-dos is never ending.
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Then there’s something else nagging at me which I don’t talk about a whole lot: singleness. Now that I’m living on my own with a “grown-up” job, people bring it up more through funny comments and bad advice. While I truly am content with my purpose and the relationships I have in my life, I do recognize my natural desire for a “best friend/partner-in-life” who’s an woman because, well, you know.
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Between people talking about it and having a side hustle doing wedding films, my relationship status is regularly on the forefront of my mind. And if I’m not careful, I’ll let myself go down into this abysmal state where I focus on what I lack rather than what I’ve been blessed with.
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So I’m not who I want to be quite yet and I’m not entirely sure how I’m going to get there, but that’s what make it an adventure. Deep down, I know I’m headed toward what God has for me. The future Zachary Thayer may or may not be married, but that’s okay because he’s found fulfillment living life with God, loving the people around him, and doing work which makes the world a better place.
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Now that I’m back home, I’m giving my life a soft “reset” where I’m being reminded what really matters and how to live well. My top priorities are loving God, serving the people he puts in my life, and taking care of myself. If those three things are done, then all the work and stories to tell will naturally flow out.
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Maybe you’re like me and your life feels chaotic. If so, please turn your persistent worry into constant prayer. Make time for God and even when you’re at your busiest, make time for the people around you. From there, you can figure out who you are and what you want, so you can figure out your next step. Then you can finally go out, change the world, and find fulfillment.
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That’s what I have figured out anyway. If any of this made sense and spoke to you, or if there’s anyway I can pray for you, let me know. It’d mean the world to me. 🙂