2016 – It kind of reminded me of when you hit black ice on the road and wonder…
“What JUST happened?”
Is black ice BAD? No, It’s just something that happens and the only thing that really changes how someone feels about it is how well they react when they hit it.
Guys, 2016 was one of the hardest years I’ve had the privilege of living through. Nothing crazy drastic or life-altering happened per say, but I was challenged more than I thought possible and asked to take on more than I thought I could handle. Hillsong College has taught me the art and creativity inside of calling and discipline and I’m becoming hyperaware of how connected those two things are. 2016 was one of the most fun years I’ve ever lived though. My best friend ever lives in Sydney as well my crazy housemates who keep life grand. I’ve developed countless ‘friends like family’ that I got to celebrate holidays with and my Australian boy still lives here. So that’s also fun. I have countless blessings on top of blessings that I try and remember to thank G-d for daily but it came with the territory of getting to know Jesus more.
I had some personal, mental victories this year as well as some commitment failings. I wanted to blog more but I didn’t. I wanted to be a lot further along with my book, but I am where I am. I was blessed to find not JUST a job but the perfect job that works so well with my schedule and is such an encouraging environment. It honestly fit all of my prayers – now my prayer that grows the biggest is more discipline.
I want to read more, and write more, I want to inspire more and colour more 🙂
I feel like I don’t have heaps of thought-provoking words today – just an update and a Merry Christmas one more time for you and your families. I will be posting weekly again as long as my discipline allows. I have to be forgiving with myself because I’m walking into a very unknown third year of college but my personal goal again this year is back to weekly. I think it would be lovely to have a week-to-week update on what this looks like down the road.
Thank you for reading, I’ll write again soon.