New Years Eve is always bittersweet because in a way you are excited to see what the future holds, but at the same time you aren't sure how you feel about time flying by. It is really weird to think about! Today was a fun day as my sweet sister Madison and I spent the whole day running the roads of Hot Springs. What started out as running errands turned into an almost 5 hour outing. But it was so fun! Cupcakes, searching for sand, and visiting a balloon store 3 times today to get the cutest balloons to use to decorate for the New Year!! It was craziness and in the end Mad and I were pretty much ready for bed, but it was a pretty good time.
Looking back, 2015 has been a great year. I feel so blessed by all the things God worked out and all the adventures God placed in my life. I am a very lucky guy. I traveled and saw new parts of the world I'd never seen before. I went outside of my comfort zone and saw a reward. All the great things make me SO thankful, but with good things also comes bad things. It's hard to admit, but for me, 2015 has been one of my harder years. And even though at times it has been a struggle, it has been a struggle I have learned from. I have learned a hand full of things that I have talked about throughout the year, but the key to this is that I learned. God does crazy things in our lives, but 99% of the time it is to teach us something in the end. It is how we act on those things that makes the biggest difference. I hope you will take the time to look back at what God taught you in 2015 and I hope you will take the time to be thankful and act on it as we move into a new year.
Happy New Year's Eve friends. If there is something you wanted to do in 2015 you better do it now before the clock strikes midnight. I also highly recommend you take some time to thank God for loving, teaching, and showing you the way in 2015. Because like I said it will make all the difference in 2016... A whole new year. How crazy is that!!!
2015, thank you. I struggled. I tried. I cried. I had my first panic attack. I moved. I prayed. I loved. I ate. I laughed...a good amount. I was hurt. I was happy. I was a light. I worked. I created. I won. I lost. I failed. I succeeded. I jammed out. I worried. I stressed. I said SOS too many times. I felt lost. I felt alone. I felt needed. I was warm. I was cold. I felt blessed. I was confused. I am confused. I couldn't make my mind up. I lacked confidence. I wanted more. I needed less. I embraced my Southern roots. I am thankful for you, oh 2015.
Here's to a year full of up's and down's. All of which I am thankful for!
Southern and Thankful
Blessed is an understatement when it comes to my life. Each and every day I am amazed by God's steadfast love. In return, I have claimed this space to show my thanks and whatever else comes along the way. A student at Texas Christian University who loves any creative insta post, all donuts, and dress pants that make you do a double take. I pray God has a grand purpose for me and I plan to get there with a little Southern and a lot of Thanks! Join me!