What A Year

Typically, I am not the kind of person to get sentimental about a new year. A year is just a year to me. The only thing that changes is the date I write on my checks. However, I have realized that this year has been an exceptionally big one for me and deserves some reflection.

2012 in Review

My Dad got remarried and I gained a step-mom and three new step-sisters whom I adore.

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After four years of hard work, I graduated from SMU with honors and went out with a bang.

I had my last ever “incident” as a Resident Assistant.

I experienced the joy of unemployment.

I spent two weeks gallivanting through Scotland and London.197660_10151729515532837_416097891_n

I moved to Houston and, for the first time ever, got to start a life of my own.

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I started my first fulltime job at FKM as a Copywriter, a position I’d been aiming for since 9th grade.

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I got to watch four of my friends get married – and was even a bridesmaid in one of the weddings.

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After 20 years of being a Christian, I finally took the plunge and got baptized at my church in Houston (Ecclesia) and got to celebrate the event with my new church family and small group.

546869_10151332764774365_881629391_nI moved out of my first (temporary) apartment and into a new one with my first “real” roommate (womb-mates don’t count).

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My moving crew posing in front of King Neptune, the patron saint of my new apartment complex.

I’ve made new friends that have blessed my life in so many ways.292716_438710766187600_1371004382_n 309359_500442779969193_1887571246_n

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And these are just the highlights. I’ve learned so much about myself this past year. I’ve had ups and downs, experienced losses, successes, failures, joys, and pain. I thank God for every lesson I’ve learned these past 366 days (leap year, y’all).

Although I never expected to be where I am today, I wouldn’t trade it for the world. And I can’t wait to see what’s in store in 2013. 

Jeremiah 29:11: “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

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