2010 wasn't my favorite year. I mean, don't get me wrong, I'm overly thankful it happened (so many important events that have shaped the way I live now), but it wasn't my favorite. When I look back over the previous 365 days, I remember a time when I was in a rut. I didn't know where to go and I didn't have a chance to be me and express myself. I was constantly striving to have something that seemed so far out of reach....Sometimes I still feel that way. Other times I've overly content. However I feel at the time though, I know that I'm in a heck of a lot better place then I was then (and I made some very, very smart choices along the way).
(1. i started a blog: I can not say enough wonderful things about this blog world. I have had so much fun putting posts together, creating my blog look, and getting to know other girls who, like me, are broadcasting their thoughts for the whole wide world to see...When I first began this blog I had this idea that it was going to be anonymous....In fact, I think it was origional called "The Fantastic Blog of Miss Anonymous" ha! I think it's safe to say we can all be thankful I came to my senses about that one!
(2. i went to camp: Oh, how I adore camp. I loved going back to the tiny, cramped, messy cabin and digging around in all my slob of a bottom bunk, changing into something else; I loved watching all our church boys play soccer, while talking to my cousin on the phone; I loved complaining about the icky camp food; I loved waiting in line to eat, music blaring; I loved swimming in the pool; I loved being with my studdly Jonah-bear almost 24/7; I loved being so in love with God and so happy about our relationship; I loved being around everybody all the time....That week, those six days, were some of the best six days of my entire life. Bring on Camp 2011!
(3. i went back to my old church: Back to where my old friends lay, my childhood, memories...everything. Yes, it was terribly hard. I walked in wondering what they'd think with shaking knees and a pounding heart. I almost didn't go back (I heard they were bashing me after the fact), but I did. And I've never once regreted it ♥
(4. I met new people: Not only have I met knew people, but I've gotten closer to people I've known since I was a kid. I'm so happy I can have sleepovers with Brenna Gibson; I'm so happy I have all the memories I do with Carly Cox (even though I don't know where we stand); I'm so happy that I was at Micaela Bright's 16th birthday part Monday; I'm so happy I have movie nights with Brenna and Kovey Lingenfelter; I'm so happy I talk to Karsten and Kassidy and Cynthia; that me and my cousin Katelyn have become closer; that my sister April is back to her normal self and we're going to do our special date nights again, us and the boys at the theater; that I can be with Shelby as she goes through this tuff time; that I got to crush on my Jonah Flipping Bear, if only for a while; that I emailed Alex and got to say what I said; that Andrea talks to me now.....
There's more of course that I've acomplished this year. I turned fifteen. I became a Freshman. I went to my acting camp (and learned that you don't always get a part). I hope 2011 is even better and filled with lots and lots of awesome times!
I wish you all the best!