I Wasn’t Expecting That

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If you follow me on Instagram or Snapchat (@iamkatiearnold for both), then you know I was traveling last week. I didn’t really talk about it on the blog, but I spent my week in Seattle hanging out with the team here for work. We’ve had some changes lately and it was nice to spend time with the rest of my team and get a better idea of how things are working over here, while I continue to plug away from Michigan.

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Today, I’m heading back to Grand Rapids and reflecting on my time here while also thinking ahead to my future, what I want, what I don’t, and where I see myself.

I wasn’t expecting that.

Sometimes life surprises us and throws us curveballs we never saw coming. Sometimes we trip a little bit and need to find our way once again. Sometimes those stumbles lead us to where we are actually supposed to be. And sometimes, it just takes a little while to figure it all out.

I wasn’t expecting that.



As much as I love travel, I also love returning home to a space I can call my own, to my normal routine, workouts, and meals. Seattle’s been great with the weather cooperating for the most part, lots of long walks around the city, pretty easy public transit, and time with coworkers and even a run around a gorgeous park with a friend.

I wasn’t expecting that.

But I am looking forward to being back to the norm for a little and diving into the deep stuff that I need to work through myself before any decisions can be made.

I wasn’t expecting that.

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11 thoughts on “I Wasn’t Expecting That

  1. Katie

    i totally had a “not expecting” moment yesterday. I kept my cool, never cried (a few weeks ago I would have for sure). I think its good to keep our minds open to different possibilities, so often I want to control things in one direction. and by releasing control I have to be open to possibilities i could never imagine.
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  2. Rica@ Yoga Mat Monkey

    I don’t “expect” much anymore. But I don’t mean that negatively. I just anticipate having what I need, as I need it and I follow the promptings I find on my path each day. I think I’ve learned to let go of outcomes, and that’s been so freeing for me. Life is a wonderful mystery, I think. Good luck as you make new decisions!
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  3. Hilary

    “I Wasn’t Expecting That,” is a phrase that could be used to describe my life lately! Sometimes I think it is when I’m not expecting something that the best things end up happening, even if I can’t see it at the time! I love this post, it is so great and true!

  4. Renee

    Good luck figuring it all out, kiddo. Here I am at 66 trying to figure out what I do next. I am not one to sit in retirement and say, yeah this is fine…I want more. I just need to figure out what “more” is.
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