2015. 2016…

As 2015 comes to a close I have been doing a lot of thinking about this past year. Honestly, I went into 2015 expecting big changes. Graduating High school, figuring out what my major was, where I wanted to go to college, this was a year full of “I’s”, “I” was graduating, “I” was turning 18, “I” was supposed to figure out where “I”belonged. To say the least 2015 was a year full of lessons. I did not realize that MY plans would not prevail. The college I picked was not where I ended up, I lost a lot of friends I thought I would see on my wedding day and I had some broken days. It turns out that I needed to stop putting my plans first and just live my life seeing what was next for me, letting go, relying on my faith rather than my own mind. 2015 was the opposite of what  I expected. Was that a bad thing though? Not by any means. I realized that friendships that stand a distance are so incredibly special, I met amazing people that will be in my life for the long run. I attended a lot of churches, became more independent, finished High School, finished my first semester of college, got a new job, went on many trips, two concerts, countless Disney Trips, the list goes on and on. When I think of 2015 I’ll remember the good memories, the time with family, trips to visit my friends and family, and the lessons it brought with every challenge.

As for 2016..

I have absolutely no clue where I will be one year from now or what the next step is for me. This year, unlike last year, I am letting that go and giving God the steering wheel.  Yet, there are a few goals I would like to set for myself this year just to keep me on track so here they are.

  1. Workout 3 times a week.
  2. Organize something once a month.
  3. Take time to reflect on what is happening in life.
  4. Volunteer regularly.
  5. Take risks.
  6. Do a devotional regularly.

Yes, New Years Resolutions are hard, yes, they are rarely accomplished, but there is no shame in trying to do a lil’ self improvement welcoming in 2016.

Wishing all of you the best in 2016.

–Shan

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