Tuesday, January 8, 2013


Looking back on 2012, I learned a lot about myself and what I want, which is to ultimately have joy. JOY is learning to be content with who I am and what I have – possess a true understanding that the grass is not greener on the other side.

So, guess what 20thirteen? This is going to be our year. Yes, our year!

20thirteen, at times you scared me – I have a hard time with change -- but now I am excited about what lies ahead of me. There will be ups + downs. Frustrations, no doubt. But I will learn to be less selfish with my time & overload love on my cherished ones

May 20thirteen. The month my husband and I made official the commitment of ourselves to one another forever. The month I traded my old name in for a new one. The month we got all gussied up before 34 of our closest friends and family. There is a special date marked in my calendar – our one year anniversary on the 19th 18th. (That scratch-out is purely an inside joke with my husband; please disregard).

In 20thirteen, I will engage more with the church. I will no longer be just a regular Sunday attendee, but I will become an active member of small groups and other events.

This year, I will learn who my real friends are, as I do every year. The ones who love me unconditionally -- no matter my flaws. I, myself, will strive to be less judgmental & more selfless. & more importantly I will continue to make God the center of my every day.

In 20thirteen, I will act on my creative ambitions & follow my heart, even if others think that it is silly -- because only I know what makes me truly happy. I am inspired to start painting again, and maybe even commission my work on down the road.

Late 20thirteen may even entail a new addition to our wonderful little family – a seedling that will fully bloom in 20fourteen -- a desire that’s been stirring in our hearts, pending favor to that of God’s will.

At one point I may start to second guess my decisions or choices I have made up to that point, but I want to remind myself now that “your mistakes are learning experiences & they will only make you a better person. Remember to hold that in your heart and not over think it.”

Before I sign off, 20thirteen is full of gorgeous moments that will take you by surprise, friends. Know that you are one-of-a-kind and there is no doubt this is your year, too. You will learn more about yourself and discern your calling in this world. And if you haven’t already, I hope and pray that you discover true JOY.



Song: Sweet Disposition   Artist: The Temper Trap


1 comment:

  1. This is definitely going to be a good year!


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