Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Oh, Hey, 2014!

Wow! Here we are, ready to ring in a new year (and blog after about a month)! 

As 2013 comes to an end, I have been finding myself in a very reflective state of mind. I haven't really thought about new goals and resolutions for 2014; rather, I have been in awe of what an incredible year this past one has been. This last year has been a definite journey filled with a great deal of laughter and celebrations as well as heavy hearts and tears. It's easy to go through such life journeys and miss taking a look around to soak in what's really happening along the way. However, once the trip comes to a halt, the meaning and purpose behind every turn seems to bring more clarity. 

I may not have truly realized along the way, but this year was one in which I saw the greatest change in myself, learned the most about my capabilities (as well as inabilities), grew closer and fell more in love than ever to my sweetheart, and opened my heart, faith, and trust to God the most. 

This January, it will be one year since I took a leap of faith and resigned my teaching position of six years. Since then, I have been at the entrance of many doors that God has opened for me and been blessed with all the opportunities and learning experiences-- one of them being my journey in Pastry School. 

I am not sure what 2014 will bring. I have some plans and hopes for the year, but this year I have learned that sometimes our plans are not his plans. Whatever comes my way, it will be a blessing-- provided as a an opportunity to be humbled and thankful. 

Cheers to 2014! May you be safe, merry, and in good company. 

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