I‘m in my last days of being 37. With 38 approaching, I wanted to share some lessons I’ve learned this year:
- Saying “yes” can take you on an amazing journey.
You never know where making a connection with someone will lead you. I’ve been a part of projects that amaze me. I have gone from “playing editor” to being an editor. Be on the lookout for paths that will benefit others and yourself. Your life is a gift that needs to be shared with the world.
- Connecting with God allows you to see the world through a new perspective.
This past year, I’ve been more intentional about spending time with God. Getting back in Bible study and reading more has helped cultivate a more positive outlook on life in me. I see more ways to love those around me, to be less “judgey,” and to be content with where I am on this journey of life.
- If someone doesn’t want to be in your life, it’s okay to let them go.
This has been a tough lesson to learn. I am a people pleaser. I pursue. I don’t like seeing people left out. I definitely don’t like being forgotten. However, I’m learning that life isn’t perfect. Some people are only meant to be around for a season. There is no need to hold on to someone who is not holding on to you. Make room for the people that will pour into your life as much as you pour into theirs.
- Have fun!
I had the opportunity this year to crisscross the country to spend time with dear friends and make great memories. Being with people that make you laugh until it hurts is good for the soul. Taking a few minutes out of my day to run around and play with my dog does wonders for my productivity. It’s easy to get bogged down by responsibility and deadlines, but don’t let those things dictate your life.
This year has been full of adventure. I’ve made some amazing memories and have seen growth in many areas. I am looking forward to growing even more this coming year: to learn more about myself and others, to be challenged, and discover new things. I can’t wait to see what’s next!