I Choose A Mustard Seed Instead | It’s Almost Over !


This was supposed to be the summer that I finally figure out what I wanted to do with my life. I was supposed to find a big girl job after graduating college, move to Houston to live with my best friend, and carry on my on going with relationship with someone so dear to my heart. Well 16 weeks later none of that has happened. I didn’t find a job, I didn’t move to Houston, and unfortunately my relationship ended. I should be sad and upset at the universe but I guess the plans I had for myself wasn’t the plans God had for me.

This summer I decided to do something unexpected and apply to grad school in London. I’ve always dreamt of moving to London and actually starting over my entire life once again. On July 22 I got an email from a university that I applied to and in this email I received had the greatest news in the entire world in size 12 font. They were please to inform me that I have been accepted into their university for the masters program. “OMG” as I screamed in excitement. Little old me got into grad school in London. If you knew me during undergrad you would know that I wasn’t planning on going to graduate school. I had plans of being bare foot and pregnant in the kitchen.  I’m kidding that really wasn’t the plan. I got into the school with the second best masters program for my degree. I finally accomplished something this summer.

When I tell you that I’ve cried every day since July 22 please believe me. This London thing has been so stressful and it just takes one thing to go wrong to ruin all my plans. I almost started loosing faith in my dreams and myself. One day I was browsing through YouTube and I saw a video talking about faith. The little cartoon character said Matthew 17:20 “ If you have faith the size of a mustard seed you can move mountain.” I knew then that the Lord Jesus Christ would fix all my problems. I decided that there is only one thing that I really care about and I needed to happen or else my entire life would be altered. I choose London over everything else happening in my life and you know what? Because I had faith the size of a mustard seed I moved mountains this summer.

So let’s fast forward to 5 weeks later. It is currently 12:00am on Sunday September 6 and I am currently selling, packing, and getting ride of everything that I own. Yes your girl is moving to LONDON in 10 days. This won’t be the fist time that I packed everything up and moved far away from home. I am leaving the state of Texas in 7 days. I decided that I want to go to New York and visit some old friends from freshman year of college before I head over to London. On September 16, 2105 if God spears my life I will be on a 7-hour plane ride to the United Kingdom where I shall call home for the next 12 months.On this wonderful journey I will be accompanied by my best friend in the entire world Shinnola and Kia. [ she will have a blog soon ]

My masters program is only a year but I told myself that it’s plenty of time for me to discover who I am really am and what I want to do in life. I have a year to get my masters, explore, make new friends, and may be fall in love. { JK on the love part}. I am taking this year to DO ME BOO BOO. I’ve spent way too much time trying to please other people than pleasing myself. I will finally be away from everything. It’s going to feel so good to finally start over. I am not happy the way a lot of things happened this summer but I know in 11 days I will understand why. So here’s to the year that I discover myself and walk in the path God is leading me on. Thank you to God for allowing me to pursue one of my dreams. My mom and my aunt have always been my supporter and the do so much for me. So here is my advice to you. Don’t ever settle for less and remember Matthew 17:20 “ If you have faith the size of a mustard seed you can move mountains.”


Author: Karly Shenell

Hello my name is Karly and I am 25 years old. I was born and raised on the beautiful island of St.Thomas but I currently live in Dallas, Texas.

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