• Birthday Reflections

    Another year has come and gone. It has both been a great year and an incredibly difficult year, but ya know what? *cue touché response* I’m thankful for all of it. It has shaped me into who I am today. Some of my favorite moments: I got engaged to the love of my life. I’m feeling more comfortable around my future in-laws Choosing our wedding venue and moving into our future home. I found a great church and will get to serve on the worship team soon. My fiancé loving me unconditionally when I felt like I was unlovable. I started to learn a bit of photography. Some of the hard moments: My fiancé having emergency surgery. Struggling to be a good leader at work (I am NOT a natural leader, y’all) and dealing with difficult situations there. The stress of designing and completing my own save the dates and invitations. It’s hard when it’s your own stuff and people have so many opinions and input on how it should look and when it needs to be done. Dealing with a lot of depression recently and not feeling out of it quite often. Hearing about all the hard things my family went through when they moved to California and not being able to practically help. I’ve felt pretty lonely for the past year, to be honest. I haven’t been able to consistently plug into community at my church, but I’m currently in the process of doing so. Through all of this, there are two main things that I’ve learned. 1. Time waits for no one.  When I got engaged, I thought that I wanted to have my wedding sooner instead of planning it so far in advance. Well, the month I wanted to get married in has come and gone and…