The best way I can describe this year is that is was a year of growth and "firsts." One of my favorite things about New Year's is that I can look back and see how much I have changed, and how faithful God has been to me through all of my failures and triumphs.
The year started with tears as we sent a dear brother back to college. In January, I got my ears pierced for the first time ever. After studying and worrying for months, I took the SAT in May. In June I found out all of those hours spent submitting essays to contests payed off, and Oakseed Ministries gave me a phone call. My travel bug was satiated in July after traveling to Malaysia, and I also ended up deleting my facebook account. Oh, and now the best part. In August I fell in love with blogging. So much took place in September: I began to expiriment with photography, my parents bought me my dear Perry, and I also started my etsy store. We painted our room in October and went to an inspiring conference in November. December made me cut my hair and brought home a brother.
|paint a tote|
|the romanian scarf|
That's not all, though. God has poured out so much peace in my life the past few months. Situations I thought I would never be able to handle are now almost enjoyable, answered prayers are in abundance, Christ-like influences have strengthened my faith.
My prayer for this year is that Jesus would become my everything. That I would greatly decrease, and He would exponentially increase.
Happy New Year, lovelies!