Today I was speaking with someone who I have not seen in months. Telling her of all the wonderful and beautiful things happening in my life, she was amazed. She was amazed at how much I have changed. I accept (or at least try to) with what comes my way. I date to have fun and find traits I like and would like in a future spouse. I build friendships with people who care. I invest time in purposeful things (or at least I try). I spend money on things I need or want (but sometimes I have to say no). I say yes. But, I also say no. I travel. I feel comfortable with who I am. I have good days. I have bad days. They happen. I have a job that doesn’t pay aton, but I enjoy what I do and it has opened up many doors. I am taking a full load of engineering courses but I make time for friends. I have jewish friends that make me feel like I belong. My life may not be perfect. I may make mistakes. I may fall down periodically. I may stumble, trip and get lost along the way. BUT…after this whole conversation, I had a divinely warm feeling come over me, that this is EXACTLY where I am meant to be. I am who I am, because this is where G-d has been leading. I will go where He directs me. I am not a puppet and I still get to make my own decisions, but somehow I am learning that choosing the way that G-d leads me through, is so much better. It may be harder and crazier but in the long run…it has taught me so much and made me who I am today. Thank G-d!