About the Author

Tasha is a Korean American melancholy dreamer, wife to Matt, mom to three wild and wonderful humans. She writes about everyday life and cultural and ethnic identity, and writing has always been the way God has led her towards the hope of shalom. Her first book, Tell Me The Dream...

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  1. Yes indeed “the pace God has given us”! What a grace full truth that is! Thank you for sharing!

  2. Thank you, Tasha! I love this great reminder of how fearfully and wonderfully made we are. That uniqueness gives us the freedom you talk about to be and to become all that our Creator intended.

  3. What a marvelous reminder. It makes me think about all the verses on God’s timing. One in particular is Peter 3:8 ‘One day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day’ How I needed this reminder Tasha! I’m 66 years old and ride my bike all over my neighborhood, ringing my bell to my neighbors! It’s such a freeing feeling still and I am grateful beyond words to be able to still get on the bike and ride! Thank you for your insight.

    • Awesome Dee!!!! Keep on riding!!! Praise God!!! I hope to be doing that well into my sixties and seventies too!!! God is so good!!!

    • I love that you ride your bike all over the neighborhood and have a bell to ring. I feel the joy in your words. Thanks so much, Dee!

  4. Tasha,

    I am what some would call a “late bloomer”. Didn’t follow the traditional path into life. It took many years to “find” myself. While most went right off to college, career, marriage & kids I was still living at home working full-time. In mid 20s I went & got my AA in business (that took 6 years). Finally moved out on my own in my early 30s. Got married 7 years later. Society in general probably laughs at me. Not God. He gives us freedom to move & learn at our own pace. He doesn’t have a timeline for activities in our lives. It’s never to late in His economy. Shoot my dad got baptized at 83.

    Blessings 🙂

  5. Lately a lot worry and what its have dragged me down. I’m not in a place in my life where I thought I’d be. The Lord knew though. And He knows where He wants to take me and when. It’s just a matter of waiting and taking everything one day at a time.

    • Sarah, it can be so hard when worries about timing weigh heavy. I know that feeling. You aren’t alone in the struggle or in the waiting and wondering. Praying for you right now – may you feel God’s nearness, know the beauty and goodness of his patient ways, and believe he loves to give you good things and delights in YOU.

  6. Thank you for sharing your story today with us. I thought I would never learn to ride my bike. I think it was too large for me to begin with, so I really had to be careful not to jump down the wrong way. Patience works both ways from me to others and from others to me. At least, that’s what I was told growing up. My husband did not get that memo.

    Ladies, we have so much to unlearn from Society. Every female may not cook, clean, wash and iron. I had to learn all these things after marriage.
    But, I am a very dedicated mother to my children, I am a great Secretary, I love doing errands for my Mother, I want my husband’s sports teams to win (even though I don’t understand the games), I am a good Bible Study Student, I have friends who allow me to be “Brenda” without apologies, and I truly like being around babies.

    Now, I did learn to feed my family and do laundry. I am still working on becoming better with housekeeping.
    There are so many things that were expected of me at age 21. I hope my girls don’t buckle under the weight of Society’s expectations. Life is so precious and taking a pause to thank our Creator for our blessings is a daily gift in my opinion.

    Take one day at a time and learn to say “no thank you” and “maybe next time” and please remember to say, that doesn’t give me a peaceful feeling.

    Live to please God and ask Him for guidance.


    • Brenda, thank you for sharing some of your story with us here – I love seeing the pursuit of God in your life – showing you how loved and uniqued made you are. Praise God.

  7. That is a fantastic reminder. My mom and sister are go-ers, do-ers, never-sit-down-ers. Thats not me. Sometimes I feel less than compared to them.

    • I’m glad the article resonated with you, Kimmie. May you know your pace is good and you are no less than because of it. Hugs.

  8. I so needed this article today. I never feel like I am good enough. I always stress over Christmas, secretly hating it because it really magnifies that I don’t live up to other’s expectations. I am in counseling to change my life in my late 50s and am hoping that I will feel at peace soon. That with God seeming closer during this season that I will be filled with hope, joy and peace.

    • Jill, I’m grateful these words met you in a time of need and I pray that the truths would stay sticky in your mind and heart. I’m praying for you right now, asking God to give you rest, supernatural peace, and a still heart this season. I pray God would guard your heart from expectations that aren’t from him. Way to go on pursuing counseling – that is brave and beautiful and I’m cheering for you.

  9. Tasha,

    Reading this made me consider how the experiences of our youth continue to inform and shape the stories of our entire lives. Living them helps us to learn, be transformed, and understand more of who God is. The way you connected the dots from insecurity to freedom is beautiful! I love being challenged to look for the ways God is at work, and has always been at work, in my life! xo