Eat Drink & Be Mary: Insecure & Vulnerable


Insecure & Vulnerable

One thing I have talked about a lot recently?  Getting married.  Which by the way, we're down to a 2 month countdown as of today.  Something I haven't talked about a lot?  The fact that I am moving states, and the emotions that come along with this impending move.

pouch | Hyggeglig Etsy Shop
I am moving to South Carolina.  Land of warm weather.  Where I will finally be LIVING with Thomas, for good.  peace out long distance.  Those are the positives.  The important factors.  Because there is nothing I want more than to be living with my best friend, day in and day out, everyday.

But.  Yes, there's a but.  

This move gives me more anxiety than I let onto.  

Anxious about moving away from my family.  

Anxious about moving somewhere where I know no one (except T's family).  

About finding a job in SC.  

Anxious about making new friends.  

And about having to learn my way around a new town (have I mentioned I'm awful with directions).

Really the list could go on, as we know my anxieties can get the best of me.  And although I know I should Let Go and Let God, it's hard.  Really hard.  

It's hard to give it all up to God.  To say I know you have this under control Lord, and I'm just going to Trust (with a capitol T) in your plan.  To let go of the anxiety that takes over when I think about this move.  But I'm trying.  Everyday.  With lots of prayer and scriptures.  Because  I know that will not let me fall.  He will never forsake me.  Ever.  

And that's something that is reassuring.  That's something that will get me through each day.  Something that will carry me through my first couple weeks.  And the next few after that, as I get used to life.  My new life.  

What a crazy adventure we'll be on.  And as anxious as I am, I don't have to do it alone.  God is within her, she will not fall.  There's no one I'd rather do this life with than Thomas.  I can get through this.

my go-to verses when I'm feeling anxious?  this post + here too.

What do you do to calm your anxieties?


  1. Hooray! Where too in SC? I live in the Charleston area.

  2. I know without a doubt God wanted me in TX for two years. I made new friends and those relationships will be with me for the rest of my life. They are so important to me. However, I moved away 8 weeks after having C and was very much an emotional mess. I quickly learned that I had to TRUST in Him. His plans are always better than my own, anyway!

  3. I've always wanted to visit SC! I'm sure I would have the same anxieties as you over a big move!

  4. So beautiful, Mary! First off, those pouches rock. I LOVE the second. Where's that one from???
    Second, you definitely have one heckuvah change coming! But you're right...with God and T, you can and WILL get through it with grace! Scripture is one of the *only* things anymore that can take away anxiety as it comes, but I'm ok with that. What better way to feel better than with God's word, right?

  5. It's totally normal to be feeling that way with such a huge change coming your way! Keep praying & having faith and everything will work out perfectly :)

  6. I love the pouches! "God is within her, she will not fall (fail)" is my go-to for strength. As far as what you're feeling? Totally normal. I've moved so many times in the last 10 years and it doesn't really change, but remember you do have your soon-to-be husband and in-laws which is a lot better than no one!

    Keep your head up.

  7. Melissa McMurchyJune 1, 2015 at 4:08 PM

    Good luck with the move. I hope everything goes smoothly!

  8. God's got you. he's there, and he's along the way. pray for continued peace and pray that your anxieties melt away to excitement. thanks for being vulnerable <3

  9. Oh my goodness I have no idea where you are moving in South Carolina but I know that the change will be a bit hard! I am moving from North Carolina to South Carolina after I get married and can attest to feeling the same fears! (Especially how am I going to make friends?!) Praying for you, friend!

  10. I am! In about a month and a half, which is just crazy! I wonder if you'll be moving close?! Yes, friends is one of my main concerns as well. I'll be praying for you too; when will you be moving there?

  11. Thanks love. Some days are better than others, but I know it'll all work out how ever God has planned it.

  12. Thanks, you and me both Melissa. ;)

  13. The pouches are super cute, and are good to hold lots of "stuff". Thanks for the words of encouragement.

  14. It's just stressful, some days more than others. But I'll make it through, definitely with the help of prayer.

  15. They're from the Etsy shop (linked above), and they're super cute. You definitely need one to tote around and remind you God has got it all under control.


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