A New Year

Just sitting here chatting with one of my friends we got on the topic of years and I wanted to share my thoughts with you :)
Each year is new and holds so much to look forward to and learn from. Though we don’t yet know everything that will happen in the next year, it’s exciting because it’s already all mapped out for us – its like a gift that is given to us and we are constantly surprised by its abounding treasures and blessings. Isn’t that amazing?

I know that at the beginning of this year, I didn’t think anything special would happen. Nothing big, nothing important – especially after how my previous year had held so much sadness in it (which I am grateful for because those trials taught me so much), I couldn’t think how there could be such joy in 2017. But a lot happened for me and a lot changed. I became a legal adult. I graduated high school. I met my best friend I had never met before. I started a new job. These are just some of the large events that happened in 2017 and I am so thankful for everything that occurred because I learned and grew so much because of them.

Now as 2017 comes to a close I can see some things I have to look forward to in 2018- some of which I am particularly ecstatic about – but I can’t see it all. And that just makes me realize how much possibility a new year holds for us.
We may make goals and New Year’s Resolutions, but for me I am realizing that half the fun and excitement of a new year isn’t in what you plan for it – but what God has already planned for you that you have yet to discover or even think of as a possibility.

A lot that happened in 2017 I didn’t expect or even want to happen at the beginning – but it turned out to be what was right and needed for me.

This New Year’s I’m not going to think about it as a time to set goals and make plans, though that is completely fine to do. I just want to go in with a different mindset – it’s a NEW year full of so much possibility. A God given gift. And I’m gonna live it to its fullest. <3

What are you looking forward to in 2018? How has 2017 changed you? 


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