Searching for Discovery in our Roots
Malisa Stevens 11/20/2012 @ 5:42pm
I'm 29 years old, and I've reached a point in my life where I have some sort of control on what direction it's heading based on the decisions I make right nowShort background: I am a single mom of a beautiful 10-year-old daughter who has recently moved to northern California to live with her dadFor the past 10 years my daughter has been my #1 priorityIt's been a big adjustment and after gathering my thoughts and organizing my emotions, I have come to the light.
Going from graduating high school and becoming a mother in less than one year, I skipped a big step, passed go, and completely missed what everyone should experience at some point in timeDiscoveryDiscovery of what you want to do with your lifeDiscovery of who you are and who you want to be as you transition into complete adulthoodNow, after 10 years, by the grace of God I have been given a second chanceIt's scary, exciting and mostly liberating at the idea's I have, the places I want to see and the life experiences I want to have.
After giving all of this much thought I have come to two major realizationsMy first, and mostly yearned for, is to travelExpand my horizonsInhale the splendid grandeur of our great countrySecond, and more random of the two, is to live and work on a farmSo, I've combined the two and come up with what I hope to be the greatest experience of my life apart from having my daughter, of courseI want to travel the beautiful USA while staying at family farms moving state to stateI have no limit on how long I will be in one placeI'm putting that in God's handsAs a matter of fact, I'm putting all of this in God's handsMy goal is to stay with good grounded Christian families, who still stand for morals, values, and freedom, with family farms that include horsesI am asking for room and board plus a weekly allowanceIn return, I am willing to work from sun up to sun down, Monday through Saturday, leaving Sundays for church.
I feel like the best way I can grasp what I'm looking for in myself and out of life is to get down to the roots of what our country was built uponHard work, determination, and perseveranceI want to grow up from the woman I have been and break through to a stronger, more grounded woman that appreciates lifeI want to live.
If any part of what you have read has struck a chord in your heart and you would like to be a part of my journey, then please contact meWhether it's for a family member, friend, or yourself, I would love to hear from youUntil then, I look forward to what my future holds.