Something New

When I wrote Try Again I was terrified that I would fail the second I started studying. That my future plans would shatter the minute I started chasing them. Yet despite fear gripping my heart I waited for my workbook to arrive in the mail. It did. And the most surprising thing? The fear melted away to excitement. Yes you read correctly, I, Cathryn Harrison, of all people are now excited to learn about financial calculations!

The subject of maths and I have a rocky relationship since the very beginning of my education. I struggled understanding and I would either learn the concept later than everyone else or not at all; meaning I kind of missed some foundational basics. I remember in my year 12 maths exam trying not to cry because nothing seemed to make sense despite a whole year of supposedly learning the content.

Knowing where I have come from makes me have so much gratefulness for the new territory I am embarking on. The contrast is amazing. I never thought it would be possible for me to remotely get maths. I even thought that perhaps my excitement was simply first day feelings when everything is all shiny and new. But not so. Every day I have woken up with excitement and happiness wondering what new thing I will learn today.

Praise needs to be given to Jesus for my excitement.

Yes I know it is only early days but I am choosing to celebrate something that may seem small but has a huge impact on my wellbeing. I encourage you to celebrate the seemingly small moments in your everyday life.

So here’s to taking one day at a time and getting super excited at every correct answer.

Isaiah 43:18 – 19 “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland.”



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