Can you believe that 2017 is done and dusted!? It feels like it only just started and yet here we are, day one of 2018.
Does anyone else ever feel like the year has just been and gone and nothing much has changed since this same time last year or is that just me? Some days I wonder what the heck I did with the last 365 days so I thought I’d take a look at a few areas of my life and the things that happened in 2017 to share with you!
In January 2017, Dylan and I celebrated our 4th year of dating. I think this past year has probably held the most excitement and change for us. To start with, Dyl was pretty sick for a long time, probably longer than we’ve been together, but this year that changed and it has been awesome. There’s a lot more I could say on just that alone, but that can be a story for another time. What I will say is this, if you’re waiting for a miracle that you feel is never going to come and the waiting leaves you tired and worn out, hold on to hope. I’ve seen God change people’s worlds in a moment, and I’m believing this year will hold your miracle.
Another big thing is that WE BOUGHT A FREAKING BLOCK! #adulting. The best part about this is that it gives us a headstart into an already exciting 2018 (I’m going to do another post really soon on my goals for 2018 which will have a lot to do with this, so stay tuned!
The other big thing for us this year (other than our block) is that Dyl decided to start his own business! Business adventures are fun and daunting, and exciting and challenging all rolled into one and this is one thing I can’t wait to see flourish in 2018.
My family is big and crazy and ever growing and I love them! This year we welcomed my nephew Benji, my baby brother (he’s 25 so not really a baby) proposed to his beautiful girlfriend and MY BABY SISTER MOVED HOME!
There have been quite a few changes in my workplace this year, most of which have been exciting and others that have been challenging. At times this year, I have thought to myself “I am designed for this” but then there have also been times where I’ve wondered how in the world I’ve been given so much responsibility, haha. I get to work with so many incredible people and despite the challenges and change this year has held, the good has most certainly outweighed the bad.
Being involved with all that’s going on at our church is always a big part of my year. This year we (as a church) launched a second location and as part of the worship team, Dyl and I have been to Smithton semi-regularly. It’s been fun getting to know a whole new group of people and we had the added bonus of my brother and his family living down that way so we got to spend a bunch of time with them.
I have definitely been the most unmotivated for uni this year (currently writing this instead of working on an assignment, #yolo). It’s been a frustrating feeling, but I’ve liked it at the same time as it’s forced me to re-evaluate what I’m studying and why I’m studying it. I’ll be making some changes to that in the next few months which I’m really excited for.
If I’m really honest, and honesty is the best policy, I have probably felt the most uncomfortable in pretty much every area of my life this past year. I don’t think that’s been a bad thing either as it’s created room for growth and has challenged me to seek out the things that my heart is after.
I’m going into 2018 with a clarity in what I want my life to look like not just this next year coming but in 5 and 10 years time too. I know what I want friendships to feel like, what makes me excited, what I’m passionate about. I’m ready to embrace any change or challenge the year has but for now, happy new year to you. I hope that these next 12 months are filled with so much kindness and goodness.
I can’t wait to share my life with you as the year unfolds,