I am so blessed

I wrote this in my journal this morning, and it made a tired/grumpy/bla kind of day into a joyful/excited/peaceful one. It’s amazing how when you focus on the specific blessings – even the little ones like the ability to text a friend – you open yourself up to the beauty of the life that is already in front of you.

God has really blessed me exactly where I am right now. I have graduated college with a degree and career I love, I have a welcoming home where I can stay as long as I need, my own car without debt, minimal amount of loans to pay off from school, the strong possibility of a summer nannying job for a great kid, the opportunity to be in three of my friends’ weddings this summer, two wonderful friends who live within 10 minutes of my house, and many more who skype and text me to keep in my life, a great piano business I’m starting up that I am proud of and passionate about, a CD that I have waited for so long to make, the ability to go anywhere, do anything, be anyone I want. I have an amazing set of relationships with each of the people in my life, and I’m learning how to be a freer, more joyful person.

I do not need to strive and worry and wait passively for my life to start. God has made my life beautiful right now, and I am content.



Welcome to my new home on the web. Becoming.

You might be wondering why I chose this word. It’s a nicely vague word that can mean a lot of things. It’s both a noun (the process of changing or coming to be something), and an adjective (flattering, beautiful, seemly). My hope is that this blog would fit both definitions.

As a noun, becoming speaks of a transition, a journey, the cycle of growing and dying, tender paper-white buds blossoming and fading like torn tissue crushed underfoot. Each season becoming slightly stronger, hardier, bringing more buds and blooms to the world.

It also speaks as an adjective of a simple beauty and grace, an aura of loveliness that perfumes the air like the shy radiance of a rose at first blush.

Welcome! the first post on www.rachelsbecoming.wordpress.com

Here you will find a collection of inspiring quotes, beautiful pictures, musings, poems and stories. I love words and beauty and music, and tying them all together in a way that makes your ears sing and your heart content. My hope is to inspire you to continue on your own journey of becoming the person God is shaping you to be.

Please follow along in this journey with me by following this blog (links at the bottom of the page). I’m excited to share this journey of becoming with you!