Looking Back & Expecting the Best

Saturday, December 31, 2011

It's always around the time of the New Year that we sit and think about all the things we want to accomplish in the next year, the habits we want to create, the old ways we want to get rid of, and the new adventures we plan to take. I'm not sure how many of them actually happen, but sometimes making a list of new things to accomplish feels good (especially for list people like me.) 
Instead of creating a list of things I want to do this next year, I found myself looking back over the past year and seeing where I've been, and looking ahead at where I'm going.
I've said it many times in my last posts, but I truly feel like this has been one of the best years of my life. So many things have changed and I have been given more than I ever deserve.

I got this idea from my best friend who is NEWLY ENGAGED (Congratulations!!!)-Mary. She's an amazing person, with crafty ideas all the time, an eye for photography, and a heart for the Lord, so if you like anything of mine, you will love her blog, check it out! Lily White 

 Saying goodbye
In 2011...
-I finished my EverPraise career 
-I moved off campus into my own apartment
-I started my final year of college
-I fell in love with my best friend who happens to be the man of my dreams
-I let go of some things in my past and feel like the Lord truly has over flowed my heart and life with his grace and blessings
-I gave some of my writing to a professional publishing company and got a Yes to publish my stuff (this is still a work in progress I am seeking the direction God wants me to go)- this one is on hold for now
-I helped deliver 2 babies in my clinical rotation and it by far was the coolest thing I've ever been a part of
-I got a camera and have enjoyed investing more time into my blog and writing
-I applied for my first big girl job
March 4th, 2011
Welcoming the New
What I know of 2012...
-I will graduate with my BSN on May 5th!
-I will get my first big girl job 
- I will be making some kind of move I just don't know to where 
-I am excited to continue to allow God to write my Love Story with Andrew, as I have been more than blessed to have him in my life 
-I will trust God to work out all the details and plans that I am unaware of right now, may my faith grow stronger each day of this journey

December 26th, 2011
I chose my words "What I know" wisely, as I feel this next year is one full of unknowns. It is not the easiest place for me to be in, as it is uncomfortable for me not to know details or have plans, but all the more reason that I know the year 2012 will be a year that my faith will grow as I will continue to trust the Lord with each step of my journey. He has a plan for me just as He does each of you, and I pray that I will be sensitive to His voice in leading as this next year is going to be another transitional year for me.

 I pray this year is one of the best yet- spiritually, relationally, and personally. I have been given so many things and I cannot thank God enough for where He has brought me.
What does God want to do in Your life this year?

Happy New Years Everyone!

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