I’d Rather Be At Coachella

Kim Bishop - Crockpot Empire - Boho - Flare Jeans - Fringe

It’s SO hard to believe, and most of the time, I just pretend it’s not really happening. The year has finally crept up on me. It’s hard to imagine that it has been TWENTY years since I literally said “peace out” to high school. This boho vibe is the perfect look for a girl who lives in a space where it's too cold to be in outfits that girls who really at Coachella are able to wear!I don’t know about you, but I still feel young enough to be back walking those halls, trying to figure this whole life thing out. If you know me (then and now), you know I’d actually still be skipping class, because I’d rather be at Coachella! To my young girls reading this: don’t do what I did! Please keep reading…

I was somewhere in between; a kindred spirit trying to find her way. A girl, that some days loved the feeling of being well liked, yet longing to FEEL loved. Walking those lonely halls left you yearning for more and doing things that would grab attention to feel something. That “something” was ALWAYS missing, and that elusive piece of comfort was so far out of reach, no matter how hard I tried to fill the void with actions or things. And boy did I try HARD…ask my parents! LOL.Steve Madden Fringe Vest - Flare Jeans - BohoThis wanderlust spirit has now been {somewhat} tamed and the responsibilities that come with adulthood, year after year, have officially done their best to ground me. What I wish I knew then is that you don’t have to TRY to belong. You already have an IMPORTANT place in this world and you don’t have to try so hard to fit in.  The biggest piece of life’s puzzle and the secret is so simple, yet so complex. His name is Jesus and boy, is he EVERYTHING. He will let you be YOU!Fringe - High School - Boho - Steve Madden Vest Flare JeansI never thought I would be where I am today, and could not possibly have guessed I would be doing what I’m doing. I mean, blogging wasn’t even a thing back then, but keg parties were!!!! The beauty of God’s love has shown me more grace and success than I deserve.

Reflecting back on the last 20 years, I would change so much. When I was in high school, I was a saved Christian, but I was also a BABY Christian. I did things that didn’t necessarily shock God, because he knew my heart, but warranted others to judge. I was a baby, and babies learn lessons and I have grown up so much holding on to valuable lessons that taught me so much about life. I was trying to find my way and this free spirit found the most important, and only thing, to lust after. Jesus has been testing me for SO many years; pursuing me, longing for my heart and vying for my attention. I am no longer lusting after popularity, attention or things, but my lust is now ONLY for HIM. That is PURE happiness, AWESOME love, and CURIOUS wanderlust! Kim Bishop - Crockpot Empire - Boho - Flare Jeans - FringeI can’t wait to see old friends, and as a mature Christian and adult, make new friends at our reunion. I hope all my fellow classmates are just excited as I am to wine, dine and reconnect at Atlanta City Winery for a night to remember.

I’m still the same girl I was in high school, just a better version of myself, realizing now that time flies by. We only get one opportunity to love, live and serve. That’s the only great thing with age…you just get better with it! I’m so full of L O V E now and letting my light S H I N E is what I focus on every day. Yes, there are mountains that I have to climb every day, but I choose to do that with a faithful heart and the one constant who is ALWAYS with me.

1 Peter 2:2 So get rid of all evil behavior. Be done with all deceit, hypocrisy, jealousy, and all unkind speech. Like newborn babies, you must crave pure spiritual milk so that you will grow into a full experience of salvation. Cry out for this nourishment, now that you have had a taste of the Lord’s kindness. Atlanta Georgia Blogger Ponce City Market Crockpot empireSee you in September, FRIENDS!!!! XO

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    Allison Crigler Lee
    April 18, 2016 at 2:04 pm

    You are the real deal sister…so proud of you for being authentic. He is so worth it…
    Love you friend. xo

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      Crockpot Empire
      April 21, 2016 at 8:55 pm

      Ohhhh, my sweet Alli! Thank you for ALL you have done for me, my family and my faith. I love you!

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