It's only Christmas Eve, but since 2019 is just around the corner, I've been thinking about what I've learned this past year. It's on my mind a lot lately, and I feel the need to share it while it's honestly at the front of my mind. At the beginning of 2018, I had ideas of what this year would look like. I had assumptions and expectations for this year that were already mapped out in my head. I had everything planned out, I knew who I wanted to be by the end of the year, and I knew what I wanted my life to look like. But, God had other plans, and I'm so glad He did.
January - Applied for Praxis.
February - Got accepted into Praxis.
April - Started blogging./Went to Colorado.
May - Began Praxis./Graduated High School.
June - Went to Atlanta for my first time at FEEcon.
July - First music gig./Started a YouTube channel.
August - Reached 100 days of daily blogging.
September - Got my driver's permit./Began placement process with Praxis.
October - Began learning web development.
November - Turned 18./Reached 200 days of daily blogging.
December - Began apprenticeship at Keller Williams Studio City.
I learned a lot this year, but the biggest lesson I learned is that life won't always be what you expect it to be. You may have "perfect" plans, but there's no guarantee they'll go through. There were a lot of rough moments this year. It was pretty hard at times. I found myself wondering why things didn't look the way I wanted them to, and I put the blame on myself. I thought I screwed everything up, but in reality, God was taking me down a totally different path. If that weren't the case, I might be very disappointed. If things worked out the way I thought they would, I would've grown very distant from God. All of those challenges I faced pushed me, grew me, and forced me back into His plans. Life can be difficult, but it will be worth it in the end.
Here's to more challenges, more lessons, and to new discoveries in 2019.