Tuesday, December 30, 2014


As I write this I am not sure if I will publish this or not, but my head has been full of thoughts of this last year and how much I've grown and changed and I wanted to write these feelings down to get them out and look back over the year.  And this is my place to do that :)

In many ways 2014 had many hard to face events.  The biggest one being my grandfather's death back in March.  That is the hardest thing I've ever dealt with and i've dealt with quite a bit over my lifetime.  But nothing can compare to death and losing a love one.  Still something that I am dealing with and missing my grandpa everyday.  So that is a huge thing that happened in 2014 that effected the rest of the year and the rest of my life.

 Another hard thing to face that 2014 brought into my life was more recent.  Just in November I learned of news in my family that is bringing forth many changes and things to face.  Not only did this effect 2014, but will effect 2015.  And it is not my news to share, so I will not say exactly what is going on, but I do want to document that it is changing a lot and has effect my 2014.  It is causing us to get our house on the market to be sold and we will be moving in the earlier months of 2015.

And then there is a lot of events and things that I've done in 2014 that has made me grow as a person and is continuing to be making me into the person that I am becoming.  That has made me more comfortable with who I am and trying new things, talking to new people, ect.  I also have gained hope for the future and waiting for that right person in my life, which is a hard journey let me tell you.  And maybe, just because I know others will be able to relate and maybe I could help others, I may share my journey with that at some point :)  
Everything that I did in 2014 and the experiences I had is helping me become the best version of myself and making me the person that I'm becoming!!  And while some of these experience weren't easy, it is apart of my journey and who I am becoming, and was necessary for this process.

Another big thing in the last couple months is a rekindling of my faith, that I have always had, but it hasen't been as strong, as it is now, in awhile.  This helps with who I am becoming and me growing as a person.  Because my faith is a very important thing to me, and is also apart of me.

There is also many good things that 2014 has had happened or brought into my life.  It has shown me who my true friends are, and blossomed these friendships.  Which I am very thankful for! :)
It has brought new people into my life, which I am very glad and thankful for too.  It has also had me lose friends, but all for reasons and to help me grow.
I've been reminded of all my blessings this year.
My family has grown and changed and brought stronger family relationships and I have been reminded, esp lately, how much family means to me and how family isn't always just blood.  Thankful for these reminders and people.

I have also started really working on my dream of becoming a teacher.  I have been working on my passion by being in the classroom this last semester and I've been re insured that it is my dream and passion and for me.  SO this has been a very exciting part of this year! 

Looking back at 2014 I have remembered so much and I think the biggest thing I have remembered is just how much I have grown and changed in aspects of my life, because of challenges I have faced, like death, things that I have put myself out there for, and the firsts' that I faced.  I am so glad for these things that are making me into the person I am becoming.  Someone who wants to completely love their selves and others and do what they love.  And to be the best version of themselves as possible!

So this post has turned into a really long feeling type of posts, but this is one of the reasons why I love blogging, to get my feelings out, and it makes me feel better.  And this type of post is one I haven't done in awhile while facing many things, so this was probably a much needed and over due post!! :)
And at the beginning I wasn't sure if I was going to post this, but I think I will.  And mostly for me then anything, to have it to look back on since I hashed out my 2014 and everything that happened and was apart of this year.  So if you are still reading, thank you for making it through the post and hopefully it wasn't too boring!

And that brings me to my last point of this, thank you all for reading my blog and supporting me!  The occasional comments from my readers always puts a smile on my face.  And I love blogging a lot and I haven't always been the best at keeping up with it in 2014 so hopefully I can get better at it in 2015, because I love recording the memories and my feelings and it does a lot for me!!

Tomorrow there will be a post of pictures and a recap of 2014 like I have done for 2012 and 2013.  Happy New Year!!!

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