I cannot believe twenty-five came and went so fast. It seems like just a few months ago, I was sitting in my kitchen drinking sangria with my favorite girls.
Today, I woke up feeling a little older, a little wiser and even happier than I was then. My life isn’t perfect, but it’s getting pretty darn close. My family is having such a blessed year. I have an amazing boyfriend who I love more than I can explain without bursting into happy tears (such a sap!). I have a place to call home, a job, a blog (that people actually read!) and some of the best friends ever in life. That is all more than enough to get down on my knees and thank God for.
I think the biggest change I saw this last year, however, is that I can go to bed at night, and wake up in the morning, proud to be who I am. For so long, I would always second guess my decisions and beat myself up over my mistakes. But this year, I realized that if no one else will believe in me, or be proud of me, or agree with my choices, then I have to. This is my life and I’m the only one living it. And I’ve begun to wake up each day feeling secure in who I am and believing that while I may not know a lot of things, I know what’s right for me. And if I get it wrong, it’s a lesson learned and an opportunity for God to shower me with His grace, yet again. And that is something to be truly thankful for.
So here’s to twenty-six, may it be even more fabulous than the last!