2013. Oh, what a year it has been! From sorrows and tears, to joy and laughter. It's been one heck of a ride, that's for sure. Thankfully, the good times far outnumbered the bad this year. Some days were a bit challenging. But, hey, that's life! There's really no getting around that, even when a new year rolls in. All we can do is allow those difficult times to strengthen us and help mold us into stronger people.
I had every intention of sharing a review of my year, but opted not to. I would hate to sum up all that's happened in the last 12 months, because there have been so many awesome moments. That post would have been a mile long! This year held many firsts for me, personally. Mostly little things, but a few big things as well. Whenever we plunged into 2013, I was mainly focused on simplifying our lives. I didn't expect to redirect my focus on a bigger problem area in my life — conquering my fears. And I did just that, with God's help. I felt Him with me every single step of the way.
From shooting my first gun to tackling my first job interview and landing a sweet position at Target. It's great to look back and know that I pushed myself to do the things I never thought I'd be doing. I feel like I found myself in 2013, as silly as that may sound. I have so much more confidence and I feel like I can accomplish anything I set my mind to. And that, my friends, is one of the best feelings I've ever experienced. You know what they say, "on the other side of fear lies freedom". If there's one piece of wisdom that I can take away from the entire year, that would be it.